Recently, the long established Indian university, Aligarh Muslim University, has been involved in public controversies on the issue of whether or not to accord low caste students reserved quotas in its admissions policy.
According to India’s “Times of India” of September 1st, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath, said that Aligarh Muslim University should assume social responsibility as an established institution of long standing, and accord reservation to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes students. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, according to reports, is the terminology in the Indian Constitution for socially disadvantaged groups.
This has led to public debate about whether or not a socially disadvantaged group should be accorded a certain policy bias. Supporters believe that it would help them integrate into society, while opponents believe that to be unfair.