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Quota system that helps India's disadvantaged castes comes under attack from the Patels

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 05:50
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Mr Hardik Patel (standing above the crowd) near the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the first Home Minister of India, during the Patel Patidar community's rally in Ahmedabad last week.

New York

THE resentment built slowly in Hardik Patel. It took root when he watched his younger sister lose out on a college scholarship because of India's version of affirmative action, a system of strict quotas that reserves nearly half of government jobs and public college slots for