"The equal opportunities commission is a big ticket idea and is a broader vision to instill among the citizens of India a sense of equal rights and a share in the national cake," Khurshid, 56, told in an interview.salman khursheed has been made the minister of minority affairs and shall oversee, i suppose, the setting up of an equal opportunities commission. reminds me of the time, recently, when he argued against equal opportunities. and like m.j.akbar and some other upper class muslim voices, he doesn't seem to like the idea of reservations for muslims- should he be heading or taking an active part in this commission? i support reservations for muslims on par with obcs- but i've increasingly come to realize that reservations are a great excuse for the brahminized classes to continue to deprive access to public services for more and more sections of the lower castes and minorities.
"The commission with a statutory status would be a forum where people could complain if they felt they were denied any benefits because of their sex, religion, caste, race, language, birthplace, descent," said Khurshid, who holds independent charge of the portfolio.
the elite would like to keep their iits and their delhi public schools (with which khursheed was closely associated until recently) and bribe the deprived sections with crumbs of reservations so that they can continue to foster the ugly hierarchies in indian society- personally, i find this increasingly unacceptable. reservations which don't address the question of elitism- whose ends do they serve?
would welcome with thanks more information from anyone on the Dr.K.Krishna Murthy vs. Union of India issue.