Setting the Record Straight on the Myth of Ten-year Limit Reservations and Dr Ambedkar's Stance

13 Pages Posted: 16 Mar 2022

Date Written: November 23, 2021

Abstract

Some individuals, including constitutional office holders, tend to argue that “Ambedkar wanted reservations only for a decade” (Scroll, 2018). It is often argued that reservations were supposed to exist only for 10 years. In this article, I would be demonstrating that the argument of Ambedkar wanting reservations for only a period of 10 years is a lie. For this, one needs to start looking deeply at India’s constitutional history from the Poona Pact (1932), as it marked a significant moment for the discourse around special rights for lower castes in political offices and a time-limit upon it.

Keywords: Ambedkar, Constitution, Reservation, Time Limit

Suggested Citation

Bhaskar, Anurag, Setting the Record Straight on the Myth of Ten-year Limit Reservations and Dr Ambedkar's Stance (November 23, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3970168 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3970168

Anurag Bhaskar (Contact Author)

Jindal Global Law School ( email )

Jindal Centre 12 Bhi12 Bhikaiji Cama Place
Near Jagdishpur Village
Sonipat, Haryana 131001
India

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