Friday, April 11, 2008

OBC reservation: Reactions from the media

Here are the editorials:

  1. Times of India.
  2. The Hindu
  3. Deccan Herald
  4. The Indian Express
  5. The Economic Times
  6. Hindustan Times

Of these, only the HT editorial is ideologically pure: it's openly hostile to the idea of quotas. The others highlight the exclusion of creamy layer, five-yearly revision of the OBC list, and / or the need to increase educational opportunities for everyone.

Among the columnists, Pratap Bhanu Mehta appears to be the first off the block, producing a column in less than 12 hours after the Supreme Court decision!

For law-related issues, I turn to the bloggers behind Law and Other Things, and sure enough, their first post is already up. A previous post has links to three opinions that form a part of the Supreme Court's decision.