This refers to the article "Meritorious candidate fails". The article is an apt satire on the pathetic condition in which 'general category' people are finding themselves on account of the reservation policy prevalent in the country. One time reservation for socially and economically backward sections of the society seems justified in a country which claims to be based on the principles of socialism and equality.
However, the unlimited reservation, generation after generation, does not promote merit. The repeated reservation is, on one hand, eating up the vitals of our society and on the other hand creating a new helpless class that is being pushed further and further down the social ladder. In this situation, one time reservation is something that can strike a balance between merit and reservation. In addition such a mechanism should be evolved which ensures that only deserving people harvest the fruits of reservation.
Mubarak Ahmad Shah
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