Convene special session of Parliament and all state assemblies to prepare white paper on status of caste today in India…

…to celebrate seven decades of national independence and 125th birth anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar, who laid foundation for caste-based reservation for SC/ST/OBC and for women in political sphere… By Martin Macwan* The Patidars, popularly known as ‘Patels’, are far from ignorant to know that to acquire other backward class (OBC) status for securing reservation … More Convene special session of Parliament and all state assemblies to prepare white paper on status of caste today in India…

Patidar demand for reservation and hype around it: Will India become confederation of castes?

By Martin Macwan* The current agitation in Gujarat for the inclusion of Patidar, popularly known as Patel – a considered a ‘forward’ caste – in the list of other backward castes (OBCs) category has sanctioned the importance of caste in India once again.  What is particularly important to note is that the agitation is supported … More Patidar demand for reservation and hype around it: Will India become confederation of castes?