Topic – Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s
interests, Indian Diaspora.
3) Policies and politics of social justice have reached a dead end in contemporary India. This does not, however, mean a futile or wasted journey. Critically comment with respect to reservations as a policy for social justice.(250 words)
Key demand of the question
We have to critically comment on the main assertion of the question that while reservation policy have helped us bridge significant gaps, it has now reached a dead end and needs reinvention.
Critically comment – When you are asked to comment, you have to pick main points and give your ‘opinion’ on them based on evidences or arguments stemming from your wide reading. Critically comment is also forming opinion on main points but in the end you have to provide a fair judgement.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – It should focus on introducing reservation as a policy of social justice by explaining it and the related constitutional provisions.
Body – Highlight how reservation policy has helped us achieve a lot and was required in light of the social realities of India during independence and the decades following it. Highlight what are the shortcomings in the policy due to which it is said that it had reached a dead end.
Conclusion – Present a fair and balanced view and discuss way forward.