According to the study done by NCAER along with the University of Maryland ,nearly one third of the muslims in the nation live below the poverty line on less than Rs.550 a month, and those in villages survive on Rs. 338 a month .
Same study also revealed that over 50 % of the Adivasi and 32 of the Dalits are leaving below the poverty despite quotas for over 60 years .
Mandal battle started and was won on the Gangetic plains , but the reservations have failed to raise the standards and serve its purpose .
Two questions :
Why are the quotas only asked for Muslims even in the recent debate on reservations for Women ?
Have quotas lived upto their expectations ?
Should we not do away with caste or religion based quotas and move to a financial denominator driven reservation system that does not discriminate on the basis of caste but on financial status ?
Time to evolve
Rajendra Pratap Gupta
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