Jose John June 8, 2016 No Comments
RESERVATION WITH DIVIDE THE SOCIETY ALONG CASTE LINES During the British reign, it was proposed that the Scheduled Castes be treated as a separate community and granted separate reservation under the Government of India Act 1935. But the historic fast of Gandhiji prevented it. After independence, the Constituent Assembly formed the Advisory Committee on Fundamental Rights and Minorities headed by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The committee recommended special privilege to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes for a limited period. The privilege was meant for the upliftment of the lower castes, but it has become a gross abuse in the hands of self-centered politicians. The special provisions were primarily for a limited period of ten years from the date of taking effect of the Constitution on January 26, 1960. There is no provision of a fixed period for the continuation of this privilege. The ten years’ period of constitutional safeguards continued to be extended each time by ten years, before the period of earlier ten years expired. The very concept of reservation is against the essence of the Preamble to the Constitution of India, which promises equality of status and opportunity. Once a concession or any kind of privilege is extended to a particular class it is impossible for any...
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