ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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BANGLADESH-Appeasing Fundamentalists

Government offices have been ransacked and public vehicles have been damaged. It was the claim at the time when the notification of implementation of the Mandal Commission's recommendations was issued that while reservation for scheduled castes and tribes was desirable and even necessary, it was only reservation for backward castes that was being objected to. Now when the issue involves the scheduled castes and tribes precisely, the same reflex action of instinctive violence in defence of privilege is in evidence. Il is an established fact that quotas set aside for scheduled castes and tribes are only haphazardly filled, but to date there has been no vandalism on the victims' pan to protest against this.

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