Stooping for the spoils

Print edition : April 04, 2014

Jats at a panchayat at a school in Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, in November 2013. Photo: R_V_Moorthy

That certain communities are able to get their way even if it means stepping down the social ladder is indicative of their clout in political, economic and social terms. The Union Cabinet’s decision to grant OBC status to Jats is a case in point.
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