Ground Report | New Delhi: Students from reserved categories; On Wednesday, the central government approved reservations for OBC and EWS (Economically Weaker Section) categories within the All India Quota (AIQ) for NEET, a common entrance test for medical and dental colleges across the country. Under the All India quota, 27% for OBC students and 10% for weaker income group (EWS) students in undergraduate/postgraduate, medical, and dental education under All India Quota Reservation will be given.
With this decision, 5,550 students coming from OBC and Economically Weaker Section (EWS) will be benefited from admission in medical and dental education. Government is committed to giving reservations to them for the upliftment of backward and weaker income groups in the country.”
According to the 2011 census, Dalits constitute about 16.6% of the population of India, about 20.14 crore people belonging to various scheduled castes in the country.
Reserved category students are also no less meritorious. They also have to write exams for 3/4 years and pass them all. There is no lower cutoff in graduation. And Ambedkar never wanted the reservation to end after 10 years. A study was done by Sukhdev Thorat where people from the upper caste, Muslim and Dalit surnames with similar educational qualifications applied for jobs.
It was stated in 2018 that funds for post-matric scholarships for SC students were not released by the Center. The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment disclosed that Rs 7,032 crore was pending with the government.
Students from reserved categories
Twitter user Sankul Sonawane wrote, Reservation is for representation, not for economic upliftment. It exists around the world where minorities have historically been oppressed. In India, the lower castes which are 77% have only 11% and 1% seats reserved in education and jobs. This is because for 3,000 years Dalits were forbidden from receiving education and forced to clean up dead animals and gutters, with their necks and brooms tied on their backs so that they could Do not pollute upper castes, do not allow drinking water in public, suffer from untouchability, etc.
He further wrote, “Many of these things still happen. Dalits are still cleaning your gutters, climbing into manholes, jumping into your sewage, cleaning your garbage, burying your dead bodies.” are, etc. Nowhere else in the world are humans forced to climb up on you. Crap. 100% reservation for Dalits here”. Dalits are forced to take up caste-based professions. Look at the caste of people in the fields without reservation. Bollywood, judiciary, media, academia, corporate business, etc. are all UC-dominated. There is heavy nepotism in all of them because of caste privilege. He further said that reservation counters nepotism.
Reserved category students are also no less meritorious. They also have to write exams for 3/4 years and pass them all. There is no lower cutoff in graduation. And reservation for 10 years was never meant.
11% of seats reserved for 77% of lower caste student
Over a decade to 2016, the crime rate against Dalits increased by 25%; According to an IndiaSpend analysis of the latest available 2016 National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, 16.3 crimes per 100,000 Dalits were registered in 2006, up from 20.3 in 2016. Meanwhile, the crime rate against tribals or scheduled tribes declined by 9%, from 6.9 crimes per 100,000 tribals in 2006 to 6.3 crimes in 2016.
Only 22% are government colleges, rest are private colleges that do not have reservations. Hence only 11% of seats are reserved for 77% of the lower caste students. Dalits still face brutal discrimination and harassment by UC. (Students from reserved categories)
51% of Dalit students drop out of primary school, compared to 37% of children from non-Dalit and non-tribal communities. This apparent disparity brings to the fore the issue of Dalits being unable to access the luxury of higher education. After the Post-Matric Scholarship was introduced in 2008, it helped students from SC/ST backgrounds to complete their schooling and enroll themselves in colleges.
As per the latest AISHE report of 2018-19, the gross enrollment ratio of SC/ST students has increased significantly. Much of the credit for this shrinking representation gap goes to post-matric scholarships, which enabled students from poor Dalit backgrounds to complete class 11 and 12 without worrying about whether they could afford education. , and allowed them to enroll in higher. Education without the pressure of their fees.
Payal Tadvi and Rohit Vemula suicide case
On May 22, Dr. Payal Tadvi, a 26-year-old oppressed caste Muslim gynecologist, died by suicide in Mumbai. Earlier that day, she apparently had two surgeries and spoke to her mother on the phone.
For Payal Tadvi, Rohit Vemula, a Ph.D. student and Dalit who laid down her life in Hyderabad in 2016, committing suicide following caste discrimination is a permanent phenomenon in Indian educational institutions, including medical schools.
Sankul Sonawane further wrote 90% of the jobs are in the unorganized sector, with no reservation. In the organized sector, only 3% of the jobs are in the government sector. Half of it is a reserve. So only 1.5% of the jobs are reserved for the lower castes, many of which are not even filled. 77% of the population has 1.5% jobs. UCs are crying only for OBC reservations and not for EWS reservations. OBCs constitute 52% of the population but have only 27% reservations. Also, the “economically weaker” reservation is specifically for the upper castes, as SC/ST/OBC who are genuinely poor are barred from the EWS reservation.
There was once a study done by Sukhdev Thorat where people from the upper caste, Muslim and Dalit surnames with similar educational qualifications applied for jobs. The UC surnames were chosen heavily over Dalit and Muslim surnames. This is how caste privilege works.