The Jats were recently out in the city of Haryana requesting reservations in government occupations and educational institutes under the Other Backward Class (OBC) category. They had been promised that the Economically Backward Category (EBC) quota will be increased from 10 per cent to 20 per cent by the state government.

Reservation for a specific area of society in India has been a noteworthy issue of debate. After India turned out to be free from the British rule, our Constitution makers made these reservations for those segments of society which were long neglected and disparaged. These reservations were intended to empower the downtrodden and enhance their status. This was done with the desire that at least one single generation in the next fifteen years would be at par with other people who are similarly privileged.

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