Jat Agitations

January 28, 2017

In the light of the recent peaceful protests, unlike the rather violent ones in January 2016, from the much-dominant Jat community in Haryana, the question arises as to what can be the reasons responsible for the backwardness of the Jats in the region. The Issue – The...

Proposed Reservation for Locals Policy in Karnataka

January 9, 2017

In the last week of December 2016, the Karnataka state government had released the draft amendments to Karnataka Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Rules of 1961. This amendment, which is currently under perusal of the state law department, aims to provide 100% reservation for Kannadigas in private sector industries...

Caste Based Reservation in India

October 26, 2016

The idea of caste based reservation had come up in later part of 19th century by William Hunter, Jyotiba Phule etc. and was first introduced by Chhatrapati Sahu in 1902 by sanctioning 50% Reservation for the backward Classes in Kolhapur State Services. Objectives The key objectives were:...