QUOTA NO CURE FOR THE DIS­AD­VAN­TAGED

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - REGION -

Apro­pos the interview (Fe­bru­ary 13) of All In­dia Jat Arak­shan Sang­harsh Samiti (AIJASS) pres­i­dent Yash­pal Ma­lik in con­nec­tion with reser­va­tion for Jats, the moot ques­tion that re­mains is that who will ben­e­fit from this sleight-of-the-hand pol­icy. Quo­tas are meant to bridge the gulf be­tween the priv­i­leged and un­der­priv­i­leged. In reality, that gulf in widen­ing. It is akin to giv­ing seda­tives to a pa­tient to im­prove their con­di­tion, but it can never be a cure. The cure lies in giv­ing weaker sec­tions better op­por­tu­ni­ties, mak­ing them able to com­pete with others. Akram Sha­hab, Chandi­garh

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