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Devesh Kapur: The honourable men

In the pursuit of social justice, we are destroying the very institutions that would create an egalitarian society

Even as India’s economy continues to stall and the ineptitude and venality of the Indian state have been laid bare, the country’s fractious political class has, thankfully, come together to address the malaise. The government is planning to call an all-party meeting and introduce a constitutional amendment Bill overturning the Supreme Court decision striking down the Mayawati government-instituted reservation-based promotions for the Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in government jobs in Uttar Pradesh.  The Supreme Court ...