India's Affirmative Action Rocks the Boat

Reactions to the latest measures that benefit the lower castes have been stormy as the population battles for coveted spots in universities

The scenes from the streets of Bombay, Delhi, and other big Indian cities have shocked India. As medical students and young doctors peacefully protested a government initiative to reserve another share of seats in colleges and universities for members of lower castes, police set upon the marchers, beating many of them with truncheons.

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