“Stay on quota will stay: SC” screamed the headline of the TOI today… “Whoa, finally!!” was my reaction.. I was glad that finally, the Supreme Court in its “final” judgement, ruled out any possibility of the stay on 27% reservations for OBCs being implemeted in central educational institutions in the 2007-2008 academic sessions, being reversed.
But alas, as I was browsing the web in the afternoon, I came across this piece of news in TOI itself. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Quota_issue_Govt_to_approach_CJ/articleshow/1949461.cms
This article tells us that the centre plans to approach the Chief Justice of India to seek an early hearing on the OBC quota issue and hoped for a “just and compassionate” decision.
To whom?? To the financially creamy, but ancestorally ‘backward’ layer of people??
For what?? For allowing them to eat up the fair share of the deserving ones??
It really really puzzles me, irritates me, angers me!!! The issue over how much interference the Government should have in our judiciary system is burning for quite some time, and it needs to be addressed soon!
Apart from that, I wonder what exactly are Mr. Arjun Singh, and his top-boss Mr. Manmohan Singh trying to do…. Do they plan to increase their vote-bank by employing such goofy tactics??? May be, but why don’t they realise that even if the OBCs vote in their favour, they are going to be rejected by the other sections, those affected by this policy, and other rational thinkers, alike.
A lot has been said over this reservation issue, and a lot has been heard about it. But if ‘the’ Supreme Court cannot have the final word about it, then who can???