What is Reservation System in India?

should reservation be based on economic status

SHOULD RESERVATION BE BASED ON ECONOMIC STATUS? INTRODUCTION The reservation system in India was undertaken to resolve inequality, historic tyranny and discrimination suffered by some communities of the society. The communal awards announced by British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald in August 1932 triggered the initial fire. There was a demand for separate electorates for Dalits, Sikhs, Muslims, Indian Christians, Anglo Indians, and Europeans. The same was opposed by Mahatma Gandhi who declared fast until death in Yerwada jail. The Poona pact of 1932 was the inception of the quota system…

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