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1) Educational institutions have been the preserves of the upper caste and the rich. With affirmative action in the form of caste-based reservations, however this hegemony has been challenged to a significant extent often through harassment, disgrace and coercion. Critically analyse the statement in the light of recent incident of Mumbai doctor’s suicide owing to caste-based discrimination.(250 words)

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1) Educational institutions have been the preserves of the upper caste and the rich. With affirmative action in the form of caste-based reservations, however this hegemony has been challenged to a significant extent often through harassment, disgrace and coercion. Critically analyse the statement in the light of recent incident of Mumbai doctor’s suicide owing to caste-based discrimination.(250 words)

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Why this question:

Recently a Mumbai Doctor committed suicide over alleged harassment by the seniors based on caste discrimination. In such a disturbing event it is important for us to examine the social issues deeply still present in our society.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must discuss the societal issues that still perpetuate in our society even today and the adverse implications it has on the country as a whole.

Directive word:

Critically analyzeWhen asked to analyze, you  have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgement.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Begin with brief write up on the background of the case.

Body:

Discussion should include the following aspects –

Explain how educational institutions in India have long been a monopoly of the upper caste and the high standard society, explain that though through affirmative actions the downtrodden were and are given a chance such incidences only indicate the absence of acceptance of such steps even today.

Discuss what needs to be done to overcome the challenges involved?

Who are the stakeholders involved etc.s

Conclusion:

Conclude with significance of such schemes in the upliftment of the unorganized working class.