Instead of trying to find out how not to respond to the reasonable questions raised by the questions, the government, if it is serious about the cause of social justice, would do well to think hard about how to give straight answers.
Why is there no coverage of protests that a few castes corner the benefits of the existing SC reservations? Is it because it does not concern 'people like us' — because it is some mess concerning 'their' quota?
A decision wrongly arrived at need not always be a wrong decision. But the policy as announced does close the possibility of attending to the disadvantaged groups other than the OBCs. Yet something can still be done to ensure more efficient targettin
'To outsiders like me it appeared that instead of becoming a vital link in a possible solution, the NKC became part of the problem,' says the well-known social-scientist in response to Pratap Bhanu Mehta's letter of resignation from the National Know