Jat Agitations

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 Demands from the Jat Community It all started […]


Proposed Reservation for Locals Policy in Karnataka

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 (except IT-BT sector) across the state for certain […]

Caste Based Reservation in India

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: To uplift lower strata of society; to ensure […]

Reservation in India

This Article on story of Reservation in India refers to Articles 14, 15, 16 and Constitution 117th amendment Bill, 2012. At the time of latest update of this article, this bill had lapsed. Article 14 of our constitution says that the State shall not deny to any person equality before the law or the equal […]