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AFFIRMATIVE ACTION IN INDIA: AN ANYLYSIS UNDER THE RULE OF LAW

Abstract:

Affirmative action[1] and discriminatory measures are complex and controversial issues. The purpose of affirmative action is to speed up the establishment of a representative and unprejudiced workforce in addition to assist those who were in the past deprived by unfair discrimination to fulfill their highest potential.[2] The term itself invokes emotions that range from fear and rage to satisfaction[3]. Affirmative action has encouraged an ongoing debate regarding the legal, moral and economic questions arising from the preferential treatment of certain groups of people in society.[4]  Underlying this debate are various concerns about the notion of reverse discrimination or unfairly disadvantaging individuals who bear no responsibility for past or present discrimination practiced by others. Continue reading “AFFIRMATIVE ACTION IN INDIA: AN ANYLYSIS UNDER THE RULE OF LAW”

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