Affirmative Action Indian Style.

This cartoon is doing the email rounds in India.

That needs some explaining for my friends from abroad.

OBC – Other Backward Classes.

SC – Scheduled Castes.

ST – Scheduled Tribes

Minorities – Mostly Muslims, but occasionally Christians of various denominations also get clubbed under this category.

This is called the quota system, though the percentages given in the cartoon are for effect only. For education and employment with the various state governments and the Central government, such quotas are fixed and if the vacancies remain unfilled, too bad.

What the cartoon fails to add is the fact that all the moon walkers will be government employees or politicians.

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