On the day of Sankranti a landmark judgment which could have far reaching impact on Indian society was given by the Kerela High Court. The High court has for a change asked the Backward Communities of the State to become competitive rather than relying on the reservations provided for them.
The panel of Judges gave these observations when a petitioner questioned the motto of the Government to provide for reservation for the economically poor in the Upper Castes. The panel observed that the so-called upper castes have lost a lot by the provision of reservations and it is time that the Backward Communities to compete in the open competition and prove their merit.
Hope the wisdom used by the judges prevails upon the political class of rest of the country who continue to champion the cause of reservations for backward classes. But given the sensitivities surrounding the reservations will it be possible for politicians to renounce the reservations?
Cheers and Love,