Gujarat elections: Modi’s development model has not worked for any caste, only the gap between rich and poor has widened

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The Indian Parliament has seen little or no debate in regards to the non-implementation of the reservation coverage for SC and ST teams in numerous states, particularly in public sector recruitment. It has seen little debate over the non-implementation of revolutionary land reform legal guidelines in favor of SCs and STs after independence (within the former Saurashtra state, the implementation of land reforms was accomplished in favor of the Patidar neighborhood). This was thought of an important step geared toward redistributing the technique of manufacturing and thus decreasing structural financial inequality.

In 1981, 1985 and 1989, when violent anti-reservation riots broke out throughout the nation, Gujarat was additionally not left behind. Like different states, a number of seminars and conferences had been held in Gujarat on the problem of caste-based reservation and the legislation to forestall atrocities towards SC-STs. However on the problem of EWS quota, there’s a unusual silence throughout.

The large query earlier than the nation as we speak is: Will India ever have the ability to turn out to be a nation free from caste and untouchability? Or is Dr. Ambedkar’s dream of a casteless society not able to find a spot in political discourse whilst a slogan?

(The writer is the founding father of Navsarjan, a grassroots Dalit group combating for human rights)

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