Minority Quotas: Failed Lessons The Hindu today published an article on their Editorial Page authored by me on minority quotas. Have reproduced it here  _______________________________________________ Lessons on how not to pitch for a Quota  Reservation on the basis of religion has always raised serious constitutional concerns and recent ruling of the Andhra Pradesh High Court…

The recommendation of the CEC to the President has created a constitutional crisis. The Law Minister’s statement that the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) cannot suo motu recommend the removal of the Election Commissioner (EC) is constitutionally indefensible given the text and structure of the Constitution and the Supreme Court decisions. The entire issue is based…

In the OBC reservation debate, a key issue – and a more serious issue – which took a backseat is the imposition of caste based quotas in private educational institutions. The 93rd Constitutional Amendment introduced a new clause in the Constitution (Article 15(5)) enabling the State to make a special provision for advancement of socially…