Prof Satya Prateek on Reservations | Liberty vs. Equality

Prof Satya Prateek on Reservations | Liberty vs. Equality

Focusing on the Indian Supreme Court’s understanding of the Right to Equality in general and state-sponsored affirmative action in particular, Prof Satyaprateek (JGLS) raised some inconvenient questions: Does the constitutional guarantee of equality before law and equal treatment under Article 14 inevitably generate a positive, justiciable commitment for the State to provide reservations in government jobs, services and educational institutions? Should the state be bound by a principle of equality or a specific method or policy to pursue equality in all cases?