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Quota for Upper Caste Poor a Substitute For Jobs, Good Education and Healthcare: Amartya Sen

Nobel laureate and world renowned economist Amartya Sen has opposed the recently implemented quota for the economically weaker section in the general category and said economic inequality is best dealt with by economic policies and not through reservation. Source: News 18

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No point of reservation if it covers whole population: Amartya

Discussing the proposed 10% reservation for economically backward people in general category, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen on Wednesday said, "If the whole of the population is covered by reservation then that would be removal of reservation." He added, "Ultimately this is a muddled thinking. But the muddled thinking may have serious political and economic effects which are seriously questionable." Source: HT

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10% quota for economically weaker sections, a muddled thinking, says Amartya Sen

Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen Wednesday described the proposed 10 per cent reservation for economically backward people in the general category as a “muddled thinking” that raises serious question about its political and economic impact. Source: HT

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Stand by those jailed for activism: Amartya Sen

It is time to stand by those who are being jailed for activism or persons like Naseeruddin Shah who are raising questions about growing intolerance in the country, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen said here on Monday. “There is growing intolerance compared with the past. Many activists are now jailed as Maoist sympathisers … it is an extraordinary violation of human rights. Even Naseeruddin Shah is targeted,” he said. HT

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