India Intelligence Report

   Doctors Call Off Strike


Striking doctors called off their stir and returned to work following the Supreme Court’s (SC) firm warning that they should return to work or face contempt but the issue of Reservations and politics based on caste got murkier with many uncertainties. However, medical students said that they will continue the strike.

Veerappa Moily who heads an oversight committee said that he was not sure if his committee was empowered to investigate, identify, or exclude the so-called creamy layer. Many political parties have been arguing that the rich and empowered in the Other Backward Classes (OBC) must not continue to receive special consideration despite their obvious forwardness. This group of rich and empowered is labeled the “creamy layer.” Interestingly, Moily said that the best brains in the country are working on the problem.

Meanwhile, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) is up to its usual bag of divisive tricks. While the issue is being debated in the SC and at the national level, it introduced a bill on the last day of the Assembly that will reserve seats for the OBCs even in private institutions. In all probability, this bill will be struck down at the High Court if not the SC.

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