Thursday, May 31, 2007

The problem with Caste

Pratab Bhanu Mehta in a well written piece in the Indian Express identifies the problems with giving reservation on the basis of caste.

I welcome the recent Supreme Court Order in Ashok Thakur case referring the matter to a Constitution Bench. One of the issues which the Court is considering whether using caste would destroy the unity and the integrity of the country. This issue needs serious consideration and I hope the Supreme Court strikes down the current approach of giving caste based reservation.
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