Law is not a static concept rather it is dynamic and requires changes with the change in society. Reservation policies in India is showing the live example of ill effects of age old legal policies that leads to unfairness, inequality and injustice instead of serving justice and equality. The issue of changes in reservation policies remained for a long time in dark and still we can see no concern. This is just because of politicization of it. The paper seeks to show the effect of various reservation policies on overall society and especially on institutions of Higher Education, politics, Government jobs, etc. This paper tried to answer the question that whether India needs reservation policies as it exists today or it demands some changes. This paper shows the difference between laws in papers and its actual applicability. The laws and policies to avoid any discrimination seems very attractive and effective way to create equality but the question is that – whether these laws and policies really fulfil the objectives for which they were made. The condition of the present society of India clearly shows that these policies are not compatible with today’s India.
Reservation, Discrimination, Quotas, Dominance, Obsolete law, Politicization.
Ashutosh Thakral, Reservation: An Age Old Concept for Justice and Equality, HCTL Open International Journal of Technology Innovations and Research (IJTIR), Volume 16, July 2015, e-ISSN: 2321-1814, ISBN: 978-1-943730-43-8.