Sunil Jain: Going forward on backwards


Unless it simply defies the courts, it is difficult to see how the country's political class can possibly get over the implications of the Supreme Court's stay of its plan to reserve 27 per cent of seats for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in higher education institutes, starting the coming academic year. Indeed, while asking why the reservations are being proposed without actually knowing just how many OBCs there are in the country and how many of these can be considered "creamy layer", who are too prosperous to really need any sort of reservation, the Court has thrown open a can of worms. If ...