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The demand for reservations in jobs and education being made by the agitating “middle castes” overturns the logic of affi rmative action on its head. Instead of addressing historic discrimination, it is articulated as a means to “capture” public employment and education to maintain caste hierarchies. Accepting these demands, as the high courts have held, would be unconstitutional, but that will not stop governments from trying.

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