Is Reservation in Higher Education Only Alternative for Social Equality?

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Vishal Gulia said: (Apr 1, 2019)  
Reservation is a hot topic today. From teacher to politicians, from students to employees, Every profession is affected by the reservation system. Now India is developing that's why it has to face many challenges. The reservation system is one of them. It is a pol necessity in India.

As we see that many cases are making attempts to be classified as backward to take the benefits of caste-based reservation. And they make riots to get the reservation.

So, I would like to say the government should put a ban on cast reservation.

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Vishal Prajapati said: (Feb 26, 2019)  
Providing education is important but reservation in education is not important.

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Urwashi Yadav said: (Jan 15, 2019)  
Hi friends.

I think that it's not important to have a reservation in education instead of giving reservation in education they can give reservation in financial condition that will be better because of it not important that every person who is poor belong to the same caste.

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Prince Raj said: (Dec 3, 2018)  
Reservation in the education system is a very wrong thing because of reservation merit students lose their opportunity.

If the government want each student will learn with equality then the government should ban on the reservation.

Instead of giving reservation on the basis of the caste if it should exist on the basis of the creamy and non-creamy layer.

What I mean to say is it should be provided on the family income basis like those who are poor and never got a good opportunity in their life.

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Shukla said: (Nov 16, 2018)  
Reservation is a system which has been running for a long time. That's why our country is not growing because there is only one reason behind this cast reservation. 80% of the talented student is getting a good mark and they have also good knowledge however they are not getting a better opportunity in our country and some students are moving towards abroad and those country is taking advantage of it. As we all aware about that there are many names who invented the various thing.

Finally, I would like to say the government should put a ban on cast reservation asap by doing this it will also create a good picture in youngsters mind but it's not possible the only one reason politics.

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Shivam Dwivedi said: (Oct 29, 2018)  
Hello friends, my name is Shivam Dwivedi.

Today, I am here to discuss the reservation in India.

In my opinion, reservation should be based on the income of the family not be based on the caste system.

Many talented person or student not be selected in any government sector just because of reservation.

Because of lower cast person get minimum marks and easily get the job and in another hand, upper cast student get higher marks but not selected just because of reservation.

In my opinion, selection of student in government, exams should not be based on the reservation so our country becomes a great country in the world.

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Pardeep Kumar said: (Oct 26, 2018)  
Reservation was introduced by Dr BR Ambedkar to provide equal rights to lower caste. Before Independence India was divided into many castes. People from lower caste dislike by upper caste. Lower caste people had no opportunity to became a respectful person.

But now condition has been changed Govt provide them right of equality. Now their financial condition has been changed. Poor people from upper caste had been suffered.

Reservation in the study is very wrong because of it merit student didn't get the opportunity and incapable person got a job.

Other countries are developed because they have no reservation. They only check their talent and skill.

In my opinion, instead of the caste based reservation, it should be financially based. So that poor people can get a chance to prove ourselves.

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Satyendra said: (Oct 21, 2018)  
Reservation is the most highlighted topic in our country dr BR Ambedkar include reservation in our constitution for sc, st, OBC.

So they could grow themselves and develop their society. In that time the condition of sc st and OBC was very worse so they need a reservation but nowadays many people have got the advantage of reservation so I think people who already can get the advantage of reservation should be left reservation so that other people of their society could get the reservation. Then our country and society will become better early.

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Ravi said: (Sep 27, 2018)  
The main objective of the reservation was to remove social discrimination amongst the people which was highly present in our society before the Independence so that the people who were socially and economically deprived can come forward and be the part of our society.

When this was implemented Reservation was really needed at that time for 'Dalit' people. Now the scenario has been changed there are so many general people who they don't have much money to get their proper education and they are not economically rich, and there are several people who belong to SC/ST category are financially rich and have high Lifestyle and still they are getting the benefits of reservation, so for them which kind of reservation is needed and why not the general people who are victims of poverty, reservation is needed for them.

But still reservation should not be completed vanished, because casteism is still present in villages of India and a major part of SC/ST categories are still not strong economically and they have to be humiliated. So if the reservation will not be provided to them, they can never come forward in our society and will have to face social discrimination.

The people who should have got the benefits of this reservation didn't get. Only a specific community of this categories are misusing it. So, there is a need of modifications of this reservation system and should start the elimination from SC/ST people who has already taken the benefits of it and have become economically rich and should be declared creamy layer, so that who really need of reservation can get it.

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Trgulbargawale said: (Sep 20, 2018)  
Reservation in the education system is a very wrong thing because of reservation merit students lose their opportunities.

If the government want each student will learn with equality then the government should ban on the reservation.

Instead of giving reservation on the cast basis give the reservation on the current economic scale of family.

Who is really poor give the concessions in fees not in the percentage or in quota?

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Trg said: (Sep 13, 2018)  
Yes, reservation in the education system is very bad due to reservation, merit students lost their jobs.

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Gulbargawale said: (Sep 13, 2018)  
Yes, reservation is the main thing for India's backward.

Because of reservation, the merit student lost their jobs. And they go out of India for a job so India is losing talented peoples.

Because of Indian talented people, other countries are developed and India is in backwards than those countries.

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Payal said: (Aug 19, 2018)  
No, it is not the only alternative for social equality. Because of this, alternative many deserving candidates do not get admission and have to compromise. So, there is a kind of trade off. Instead of making reservations, there fees should be subsidized depending upon income of the family. This will help in taking admission easily. But the opportunities for all should be same and same admission criteria must be followed.

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Gagan said: (Aug 16, 2018)  
There are still many villages where the condition of backwards classes is still dreadful. Even, some of the people of this community still cannot get the benefits of reservation because of the ultimate poverty. It is true that good financial backwards classes people use the benefits of reservation, but still if you the see the overall scenario of community, they are still not on the merge to be said developed as the higher caste are.

So, it doesn't matter whether rich backward people use the reservation, poor backward still unable to use the benefits of reservation.

There is improvement over the years in the condition of backwards, but there is still a need for the continuation of reservation system for the betterment, to get that economic status equivalent to the upper classes.

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Ananthu R Gopal said: (Aug 1, 2018)  
I think the reservation should be banned. But the government should implement some policies to bring out the talents in the society which is facing severe economic atrocities.

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Tomy said: (Jun 7, 2018)  
Reservation was introduced by Dr. BR. Ambedkar to provide equal opportunities for receiving education to those who were denied the right to get the high education due to their cast. Before independence society was divided into castes and a certain section of the society was for doing only menial jobs. They had been denied equal rights for many years. To give them equal rights Ambedkar introduced the concept of reservation.

I think in the present context reservation should be given on the basis of financial condition and the talent rather than on the basis of caste. Because today people from backward classes having good financial condition enjoy the advantage of reservation. They do not relinquish the rights provided to them due to the reservation. That is why students from upper castes with the weak financial condition suffer and they have to work way harder than other castes to get the admission in educational institutions or to get the jobs in government sector.

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Ganesh Arjun said: (Jun 5, 2018)  
Checking on the basis of family background it's difficult. I feel that if SC or ST want to succeed they must try their level best.

So, I think reservation in higher education it is used for social equality.

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Sandeep said: (Jun 4, 2018)  
I think reservation should not be in the education system. Because due to the reservation seat some good student may not get good universities.

Instead of seat reservation, they can provide a scholarship to the student according to the family annual income.

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P.Naveen said: (Jun 2, 2018)  
Hi friends, * Many of students are not getting what they deserve because of reservation. * The main motto of reservation of to uplift the back ward section of out society whose life were miserable before independence.

* up to 20-30 years but the current scenario is reservation still exits and almost 70 years after independence.

* help poor student, the government should take care that money will not reason for any desired candidate to achieve.

* more education seats were going because of ST and SC.

* reservation should exit on the economic background, not on the cast.

*this is reservation in higher education only in alternative for social equality''.

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Sreevignya said: (May 26, 2018)  
Hi friends! I'm Sreevignya.

Reservation is needed for higher education because everyone is equal in society.

There is no comparison between SC, ST castes and OC caste. So everyone should get an equal education.

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Jain said: (Apr 16, 2018)  
I think reservation should not be given in the case of education and government jobs or for the admission of government colleges. Instead of that, reservation should be on the basis of income and the person who is from low economic growth should be given scholarship instead of reservation of seats. So, this will result in equality for the competition of seats.

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Abc said: (Apr 13, 2018)  
Hello Everyone, As per the discussion I would like to say that reservations should be there,but if anyone says that only the people belonging to the category are getting chance to learn and reserved seats are available for only those.Then I would like to say it is just a big misunderstanding because of our great leader Dr. BR Ambedkar, we are getting the opportunities to learn and put forward our ideas and be one of the parts of these developing nation.

The all thinkings of CASTE is a bullshit thing, which is not the reason to judge that opportunities are not getting to the people who don't fall under categories.

So stop saying that stop reservation, if you want that all must get the chance then government must implement certain rules so that all will get chance to learn.

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Akash Gonjari said: (Apr 3, 2018)  
Hello friends, I am Akash.

According to my opinion, reservation in education not matters a lot. It's necessary objective is that, students from all caste, it may be poor or rich should get equal opportunities of getting admission and job and family income is much more evident to caste.

In present reservation scheme, the percentage of seats provided are much proportional to population of respective caste except for open which has got about 50 percent; and it is appropriate in order to have opportunity to students from poor families, other casts (SC, ST, OBC) which will lead to development of rural areas with SC, ST cast people.

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Himanshu Pandey said: (Mar 24, 2018)  
I think reservation should be there but not on the basis of caste, instead if it should exist on the basis of the creamy and non-creamy layer.

What I mean to say is it should be provided on the family income basis like those who are poor and never got a good opportunity in their life.

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Bharti said: (Mar 14, 2018)  
Reservation is not necessary because everyone has talent and skills because of this the students having skills are suffering and it's not like that the students who are not getting reservation are rich only everyone has right to explore their ideas and have right to fulfil their dreams.

In many fields, people are taking advantage of this.

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Aritra Majumdar said: (Mar 3, 2018)  
It is true that once upon a time reservation was needed because the so-called backward classes needed a place in the society so far as education and jobs are concerned. However, the scenario is vastly different nowadays where the same is being misutilized. In my opinion, reservation in higher education can't bring social equality because of the following reasons:.

1. It hurts meritorious and needy students who aren't able to get admission to reputed institutions because of quota.

2. Candidates having some sort of quota have no inclination towards studies because they take everything for granted.

3. Only. 0. 6% of all scholarships in India are merit-based.

4. It is not difficult for someone to produce an SC/ST/OBC certificate just to get admission to the reputed institution.

5. It's a myth that backward classes aren't financially well off these days.

6. Reservation in education is caste based and not based on financial status.

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Pooja said: (Feb 20, 2018)  
Hello friends.

The Main objective of reservation is to provide opportunities and better living standard for weaker and privileged section of the society.

Dr BR Ambedkar fought for bringing reservation system into Indian constitution to help economically various caste people who were unable to have sufficient opportunities to grow. Examples Obc, St, and SC,

After independent reservation up to maximum 20-30 years and still exists. Nowadays reservation is required by politicians to get scores of votes. Any political party never try to stop reservation because of the fear of losing the election.

Many students are not getting those opportunities which one they really deserve because of reservation.

Mainly solutions is that.

* The government should give money for St, SC and Obc for primary, secondary and higher education. And provide good health facilities. Government help only economically. No need to give any type of reservation on the caste based.

* government use high technology in the education sector for weaker section. That's where they gain a proper education.

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Holmes said: (Feb 6, 2018)  
The reservation has become an inevitable part of life. Why is it so important? Reservation in higher education is like placing an order for water in Amazon. It ruins the importance of education system and degrades the self-confidence of merit candidates. Reservation is never a constrain for social equality. Indian education system has been producing scapegoats since IITs. How can social equality be attained? Uplifting the standard of education and evaluation system plays a vital role. One nation One Education system is mandatory for excellence.

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Moula said: (Oct 28, 2017)  
Nowadays, Reservation system not required. Yes, because of reservation system merit students lose their jobs and opportunities, this reservation system required for after independence 20 or 30years only.

Talented persons losing their jobs because of this reservation, reservation needed for economically backward peoples, not for cast based people, govt should change this cast system, give chance to merit students.

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Anshu said: (Sep 2, 2017)  

I read one Had written no reservation required as God has given the same brain to all. If God has made everyone equal then why people discriminated by creating The caste system. Who gave you right. Now it's our time. Education is only one weapon we have to fight caste system. Reservation will never vanish until casteism is there.

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Golwala said: (Aug 12, 2017)  
Hi friends,

The Main motto of the reservation was to uplift the backward section of our society whose life were miserable before independence. They needed such reservation up to max. Up to 20-30 years but the current scenario is reservation still exists and we are almost 70 years after independence.

Many students are not getting what they deserve because of reservation.

Nowadays, reserved person living a luxurious life while not reserved person working hard and living a middle-class life.

The Solution is simple, the government should give money for institution fees, give books and.

Help poor students. The Government should take care that 'money will not reason for any desired candidate to achieve what they achieve'.

Due to reservation deserving candidates of our nation go abroad to work in good companies and reserved people work in government jobs. , may be a reason we could not develop as quickly as other countries are developing.

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Kamble Raju Sheshrao said: (Aug 4, 2017)  
Opinions of all above indicate that reservation is not needed on caste base. It means it is necessary to abolish caste system first from the society. Once it gets terminated then automatically issue of reservation never arise. So, all experts working on this issue, please you concentrate your efforts on removing caste system from India. If it is not possible then you are misguiding the society on the same issue.

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Konde Dhanu said: (Aug 1, 2017)  
Hello all, the topic given to us is Reservations in India: Caste based Vs Income based. Reservations in India were brought primarily with the objective of providing opportunities and better living standards for weaker and under privileged sections of the society. Dr. B.R.Ambedkar fought for bringing reservation system into Indian constitution to help economically various caste people who were unable to have sufficient opportunities to grow.

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Konde Dhanashri said: (Aug 1, 2017)  
Reservation should exist on the economic background, not on the cast.
Reservation should be best in class but not on the cast.
Reservation should be necessary for both sectors either it is public or private.

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Sayali Thorat said: (Aug 1, 2017)  
Hi, I believe reservation should be finished as soon as possible because it has already supported the backward classes to that level that now they can stand on their own because it is high time now as the general categories have suffered a lot of competition where in reputed universities a general candidate has to bring at least 95-97% in those same universities SC's&ST's get admission easily by grabbing only 85%-87% I want to ask why it is not finishing now? how much more time we would have to suffer? it is clearly a violation of the right to equality" and now it is our right and we want it".

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Tanuja Konde. said: (Aug 1, 2017)  
No, I am not thinking like that, because reservation should be based on the economical background.

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Vishakha said: (Jul 23, 2017)  
Reservation should be there, but not because of casteism but for background status, but one more thing, As being a brahmin, my Dadaji told me DAT their ancestors or upper caste people didn't allow sc st people to grow up, the brahmins n pandits created the casteism n sc st people were not allowed to go to school even, Dr.BR Ambedkar he seated on the floor n studied, he was not allowed to drink water from same well. This is what upper caste, we people did, so definitely they will ask for their rights of reservation, from my end it's OK.

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Kamal said: (Jul 10, 2017)  
As Per my opinion, after 20 to 30 years of independence Reservation to backwards class is right but still it's not favourable. I think there must be reservation system on the basis of their economic condition not by the caste system, because of that many skilled resources are not getting what they deserved. Give reservation on the price of forms, institution fees etc (make them free or lower the prices, whose economic condition is not good), but not on selection process in any job or in any institution. I recommend one thing that government should take care that the money will not be the reason for any desired candidate to achieve what he or she deserves.

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Archana said: (Jun 1, 2017)  

I read one Had written no reservation required as God has given the same brain to all. If God has made everyone equal then why people discriminated by creating The caste system. Who gave you right. Now it's our time. Education is only one weapon we have to fight caste system. Reservation will never vanish until casteism is there.

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Ishita said: (May 26, 2017)  
Reservations nowadays are promoting inequality instead of equality. It has become a huge ground of injustice. The reservations are baseless now. The education should be made cheaper for spreading it to the backward sections of the society instead of providing reservations. And the ultimate sufferers are the derserving candidates. The logic is simple. The deserving should get the chance. No matter whether he is a sc or st or obc. They too can study and fight with the general category candidates and secure a seat in the best of the institutions on the basis of their merit. So I totally criticise the reservation system in higher education. A persons caste must not decide his future rather his hardwork and dedication should!

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Himanshu said: (May 16, 2017)  
Many are saying that reservations should have to ban. Yes, I also want but To making them able to earn a better life, we should do something. I think, there is a common problem that rich people are getting high education quality and poor are getting low-class education so, in my opinion, they should be provided with a high-class education, give them an opportunity and provide best tutors from best tution and then see what is their potential.

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Sourav Saha said: (Apr 13, 2017)  
Hello, everyone, making reservation in the education system and job sectors were made to uplift the backward section of our society whose life were miserable before independence. They needed such reservations max up to 20 to 30 years. But the current scenario is reservations still exists and we are almost 70 years after independence.

The current scenario is that many students are not getting what they deserve because the system has students who are reserved. Goverment should focus now on equal rights to all. Because of political reasons such reservations exists.

Conclusion: Reservation should exist on the economical background not on caste. Because these promotes inequality in the society itself by the govt.

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Aman said: (Mar 31, 2017)  
I hope reservation should be based on previous school status in which candidate studying I hope i.e. better way to give benefits of reservation to right person.

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Siddhantgawai said: (Mar 29, 2017)  
Yes. We know that in India their 75% people need reservations. Sc, st, vj, nt, obs need the reservation because of their economical condition. Most of the people belong to this caste are poor. As a survey 75% belong to this caste are needed reservations. If you are thinking we have to give reservation on economical then we know that's how much we are computed. Dr. B.A. Ambedkar did a wonderful think by focusing on future consideration.

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Rathod said: (Mar 1, 2017)  
Reservation is better to give according to their income. In nowadays by reservation name they are getting jobs and enjoying there. They will study in private colleges and they applied for reservation post. In the case of poor people, they don't have money to join in private colleges. Nowadays no one is joining in govt colleges due to lack of teaching. So it better to give reservation according to their income.

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Yaswanth Phani Kommineni said: (Feb 24, 2017)  
Reservation is only problem that people are facing.

Reservation divides the society into parts they are who had reserved and who had not reserved.

Reserved persons are enjoying life in the government sector and living a luxurious life.

Whereas not reserved people are working hard in private companies and living a middle class or poor life.

So, that the reservations had to be removed soon.

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Mudit said: (Feb 8, 2017)  
Hello everyone, in my opinion, reservation is important but the basis of giving reservation has to be changed soon. If this system continues soon the general category people might be in need of reservation because of not getting selection irrespective of being better than the other person.

Reservations must be given to the physically disabled and the poor people not to the rich people because they are of backward sector.

It is said "YOU TAKE THE RESERVED, WE TAKE THE DESERVED" Where all the good candidates of our nation opts to work in companies like Google and Facebook while the reserved people work in government jobs, maybe that's the reason we could not develop as quickly as other countries are developing.


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Harsha said: (Feb 2, 2017)  
Reservation must be based on class but not on the caste.

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Sharan said: (Jan 26, 2017)  
Reservation is only for the poor people who deserve not for the people of downtrodden caste who are rich. Now in present education system, students get seats based on their caste but not on their talent. This system should be changed.

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Bhavanraj said: (Jan 15, 2017)  
Reservation was needed only before the independence or 10 to 20 years after independence, but still we all are living under the dark cloud of reservation. The government who gave reservation to the downtrodden people so that they can get same opportunities as upper-class people are getting. But the I thing I want to say is that keep reservation on the seats in the college, jobs or anywhere they want but select the people who deserves. I mean to say if sc cast person has 85% then only select him if cuttoff is 85%. Remove the reservation from the percentages or marks and keep the reservation on the seats and keep cutoff same to every caste.

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Shaik Inthiyaz said: (Dec 23, 2016)  
Reservation is evil of society. It was framed for the people of the downtrodden. It was applicable at that time; i.e. after independence, these reservations are extended due to political reasons only. We are in the 21st-century technology competing for the best.

With the reservation, they are diluting the quality of education, thus by quality of employees. Work and output and country are income.

How people with low qualities, skills gonna transformation. I agree with the point reservations are given on basis of economy.

Caste based reservation should be abolished and given to those who deserves it.

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Ashish said: (Dec 15, 2016)  
Reservation only given to those who are really poor not to the caste wise.

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Mukesh Panwar said: (Nov 22, 2016)  
In my opinion, reservation should be on economical basis, not on class/caste and religion.

The reservation should be given to deserving one who registered by government of India under BPL.

The other concern is about reserving the peoples who lives in forest. A special reservation should be given to these peoples because they are backward.

Higher education reservation lacks the country in the backward side. If you give opportunities to deserving one, our country would be a developed country very soon.


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Subhash Godara (Sujangarh) said: (Nov 14, 2016)  
In my view, in persent situation reservation system became evil and it is escalating across the country such Haryana Jat Quota Stir, Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti in Gujarat and Maratha Aandolan Maharashtra, all third due to politicisation of reservation political parties make promises to particular class (mostly majority community) to enlist them in reservation list to only ensure their victory, actually these parties have no purpose to upliftment of backward classes. In fact this present system of reservation is based on cast which is not fair because every cast comprises both poor and rich we all know that a brahiman who fall in general category is very poor but is being deprived all benefits under reservation similarly at the other side a rich people who falls in lower cast is enjoying all benefits in fact he/she don't require reservations apart from it some people making false document with the help of corrupt officials thus the benefit of reservation is not reaching to right person there should be only one category that is poor we need to review the current system and list those people in reservation list who are really poor no matter caste and religion he/she belongs. All politicians know its bad effect wellfully but don't dare to touch it because of political reasons.

Res in higher-edu deprived real talent to get admission in good institution that later results in halt in county's growth. If govt is relly concerned about poor it should ensure easy access to poor for edu by setting up edu infrastructure in rural and remote areas rather than reservation.

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Ami said: (Nov 12, 2016)  
Equity is the basis of reservation policy to bring equality. Reservation gives concession to those who have suffered oppression through generations. The problem with education in India is that it offers free education up to the age of 15 but the level of Primary education in government schools is so bad that children who study there can never compete with those who study in private schools. Till this disparity in standard of education is not addressed, need for reservation in higher education will remain.

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Saksham said: (Nov 3, 2016)  
Reservations should be provided only on the basis of financial condition of a person, not on caste base, if government wishes to support people on caste basis they could open coaching institutes to train them instead of reserving a seat which they don't deserve.

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Anonymous said: (Nov 2, 2016)  
According to my opinion, education benefits must be provided not on basis of reservation but on the basis of his financial conditions, because all those reserved are not poor. It is really a noteworthy point. In current system, one who is suffering is normal person. New reservations are adding day by day and the entire for them are reducing. A time will come when they will have only 10% of total seats in any exam or job. I don't want to hurt anybody. But if you have the potential and you're are lacking money, then government should help you, not in that case you are a reserved category.

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Zeeshan Aftab said: (Nov 1, 2016)  
In education, reservation should be in terms of fee concession not in admission or jobs.

India is still developing country because of this factor also.

Other countries across the globe are giving Jobs to DESERVE candidates, here in Our country jobs and facilities are in hand of RESERVE candidates.

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Amit said: (Sep 29, 2016)  
Hi, friends.

In my opinion, reservation should be given to those who actually are not capable of fulfilling their basic requirements and are poor. Reservation should be in terms of class wise, not caste wise.

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Shireesha said: (Sep 28, 2016)  
In my opinion, reservation should be stopped. I have no words to say about disadvantages of reservation faced by OC students/citizens of India in each and every field mainly education, jobs. As I am fed of reservation. As an OC, I took the decision not to vote.

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Siddhesh said: (Sep 27, 2016)  
The term reservation came into the picture to encourage downtrodden to take education and make progress. But now this practice has become a curse for India. Reservation, now, is hampering India's progress and development by stealing chances of deserved and giving them for free to less deserving people. Reservation now is killing the real talent. If Constitution says equality then why is it contradicting itself by the term RESERVATION? Reservation on the economic basis is always acceptable as its would really benefit the needy. Because one thing is fact NOT EVERY GENERAL IS RICH AND NOT EVERY SC/ST/OBC IS POOR.

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Bharath said: (Sep 23, 2016)  
I think reservation should not be banned now because there are people still backward in certain communities they need education, work, clothing for their survival and to compete with this generation, but there are people (SC/ST) enjoying the government funds like wine they should be removed from the reservation.

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Rajagopal said: (Sep 13, 2016)  
Reservation should be purely on merit basis. Imagine a person becomes gets seat for MBBS purely on reservation quota with very low marks. What will happen when he becomes a Doctor with his limited knowledge. This is the game played by politicians over the years and it has been passed over for generations. Come on we are in the 21st Century. We want economic reforms but want to stick to the age-old parochial mentality of reservation policy. There was a time when so-called casteism was prevalent in India but things have changed and most of them have become an upper class and the so-called brahmins have become economically poor and they do not get any seat even though they come on the merit list because of the reservation policy. It is high time India (of course the politicians) come out of this parochial view. I have seen many deserved lost opportunities in good education institutes because of the quota system. Politicians who advocate casteism in this era should be eliminated from politics.

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Venu Gopal said: (Aug 10, 2016)  
In my opinion, reservation is one of the waste things to apply in education sector because there is no need of caste in education, in fact, it is killing the chances of merit people, but for better India in future the reservations must be banned in education and finally it is not at all alternative and moreover it creates a social inequality among the students.

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Sanskar Agarwal said: (Aug 10, 2016)  
Reservation should be given on the basis of the economic condition of the family and not on the basis of their caste.

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Balam said: (Aug 3, 2016)  
The reservation should be on the basis of the actual economical condition of the person. It should be removed from the basis of caste. The poor should get the reservation only.

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Nirali Suthar said: (Aug 2, 2016)  
My opinion.

Reservation should be banned in education. Because of reservation in education, talented students can not get more chance. SC/ST/OBC students get more chance than the general cast students. In not only education in also government sectors they get more chance than the others.

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Ansu Saira M said: (Jul 27, 2016)  
Reservations should be provided to the deserved. In reserved classes too, there are to categories-labour class (those still behind & are lagging) & service classes (whose ancestors are privileged from this in 50s & 60s & well off). The ones who get it are the service classes, thus labour class still lags behind. There are also many seats vacant for reservation unoccupied, where as many general classes are rejected as their seats are full. I feel education should be made free till 4th std for all, then let all compete together to find the place in the mainstream. Thus reservations should be based on their income status and hence should be given scholarships for same, rather than all these turmoil.

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Ansu Saira M said: (Jul 27, 2016)  
Reservations should be provided to the deserved. In reserved classes too, there are to categories-labour class (those still behind & are lagging) & service classes (whose ancestors are privileged from this in 50 s & 60 s & well off). The ones who get it are the service classes, thus labour class still lags behind. There are also many seats vacant for reservation unoccupied, where as many general classes are rejected as their seats are full. I feel education should be made free till 4th std for all, then let all compete together to find the place in the mainstream. Thus reservations should be based on their income status and hence should be given scholarships for same, rather than all these turmoil.

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Deepti said: (Jul 10, 2016)  
In the 21st century when we are dreaming of INDIA as a "DEVELOPED NATION" reservation in higher education should be removed. For social equality the government can give facilities and incentives in other aspects but not in education. As a result of reservation, many talented students are not getting a chance to study in many reputed institutions this ultimately results in the loss of human resource for a nation. Selection in higher education should be purely on merit basis. We are thinking that by giving reservation we are maintaining social equality but I completely oppose this idea I think we are creating inequality because we are giving a chance to a low standard reserved category student to pursue higher education simultaneously causing the loss of talent of a high standard unreserved category student.

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D Suraj Kumar said: (Jul 7, 2016)  
Hi guys, I am Suraj.

So far want I found in the discussion is most of us are in favour of non-reservation admin policy which will never going to happen because it's not just about you and your SC/ST friend who is gaining advantage over our policy, there are many others who still need to be uplifted and the government facing difficulty to find out who the real needy is and this won't happen until we abolish poor and illiteracy. The education system has to be changed and categorising people based on caste should be removed because we never know the one who missed getting admission in universities based on caste system could have become and this's the major factor which is dragging the development of our nation back. If at all we want to fight against it there are many who are waiting to destroy the peace and create a civil war in our nation which we are afraid of.

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Samara said: (Jun 17, 2016)  
Reservation should never be a part of education system. Admit to the universities should be given only on the merit basis. To assure social equality, backward classes should be provided assistance in the form of redemption from payment of tuition fee, should be provided with free books and hostel facility in the campus.

A general category student finds it very difficult to get the admit in government colleges, to find government jobs etc. As a result, students apply in foreign universities and prefer to work over there which we call as BRAIN DRAIN.

A category student continues to enjoy the reservation even though his family income may be more than 7L per annum.

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Priyanka said: (May 19, 2016)  
In my view, it is now high time to abolish the rule of caste in education. Education is the need of all, from rich to poor, from lower caste to upper caste. Being government of all it is the duty of govt to educate all but when the matter of higher education comes, it should be purely on merit basis. Due to the introduction of caste, many eligible candidates are not getting the opportunity. So that our country is loosing many great ideas.

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Siddharth said: (Mar 18, 2016)  
Actually if any particular society really want to prove their existence in the country then why don't they work hard for it like the non reserved category aspirants do. If they are really eager to see the upliftment of their community so they should give a good direction to their urge for getting into good positions and their free mess making time.

Instead of making loss of crore of rupees they should go for good classes and prove themselves in front of the country that without reservation too they are utmost capable for the country and can finally boil down to become an asset for the nation rather than becoming a liability for the parliamentarians.

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Amit said: (Mar 17, 2016)  
As the my point of view reservation is only valid for those who are financially weak to take good education.

Because it is not necessary that every reserved candidate doesn't have the weak family background.

We all humans have the same kind of brain. So which kind of reservation they need?

Reservation not applied by the categories basis in any kind of competition exams or jobs.

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Vipin said: (Mar 13, 2016)  
I am surprised why people oppose reservation for SC and ST. I think the biggest reservation in India is being enjoyed by the so called upper castes. According to me inheritance is the biggest reservation. The children of rich and powerful gets the same automatically without appearing in any exam. For example the son of a priest automatically gets the rights of the temple from his father to earn his lively hood without any competition. The children of Industrialist, big farmers, landlord, traders, politicians, exporters etc. Gets the same which is only reserved for them. Actually the biggest problem of the persons who opposes reservation lies with their own people who captures 80% of Indian economy, but they cannot fight with them because they belongs to their own caste. So they find an easy way to criticise by criticising reservation Before.

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Komal said: (Mar 3, 2016)  
I think it will better if government or any institution keep two sets of exam one for reservation community and other community. So that there will benefit and upliftment of both community.

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Prathyusha said: (Jan 24, 2016)  
My opinion is reservation is helping the poor students, but our country giving economically developed people.

In olden days there was a poor person, untouchability that way B. R. Ambedkar, he was to. See that situation. So he was to ask our leaders for ten years development the SC/ST. That it was continuously developing. Now where is the untouchability people SC/ST was developed.

Finally, I conclude that. Reservations are only for talent, not four castes like SC/ST.

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Suresh said: (Jan 20, 2016)  
I have only one question, whether any person got employment under reservation helped his own siblings to get educated or well settled? No, he simply ignores his own family members including parents as he feel them outdated. Whether he try to educate his own children with merit? No, he wish his children also come up with reservation.

Even an MP/MLA s children get reservation and lakhs of rupees scholarships. Whether ever Government called for the accounts from beneficiaries how the scholarship was spent? No, if so, does the nation or the society is benefited from reservation?

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Sujit Das said: (Jan 15, 2016)  
Make education mandatory and free for all till age of 15. Propose reservation based on economic status. Provide opportunities to students to earn while they study.

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Saket Gupta said: (Jan 3, 2016)  
I would like to explain some situations:

I studied hard during preparation but they got selected in exams/jobs as cut-off less for them so no need to study much. (once I asked my SC Friend- how much want in GATE exam. He said 60 approx. But we require 90+ out of 100).

I am belonging from town and medium family (not having money after my B-Tech) and they are from big city and rich family and abundant resources of study. Then why government still providing reservation on simple Cast basis.

I am not saying reservation should totally stop but govt. should change their policy of reservation and think for peoples who are from villages and financially weak and have not much resources of study.

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Nirmal said: (Dec 21, 2015)  
Cast Based Reservation System is unnecessary. Its really stupid to give more priorities to people who don't deserve it. Reservations in education and Professional Jobs are dragging India back in the development phase.

Giving special priority to Backward cast is actually highlighting the presence of such people.

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Sanjit said: (Dec 10, 2015)  
Reservation should be stop on the basis of caste, But when people will stop asking for caste, when people will stop asking for surname trying to know caste of the person. And finished name of caste from India. When people will knows only from there name not caste or surname. Every people will treat equal in private sector.

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Shalu said: (Nov 18, 2015)  
People of general cast if I say today in my opinion they should be considered as backward classes as same is treated with general as before backward classes were treated before. Generals are now helpless. So wake up guys today he is not selected due to reservation and tomorrow may your turn comes. So fight for your right.

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Ashish said: (Nov 17, 2015)  
I think reservation should not be there in studies as well as in jobs. Because the reservation mostly promotes to the lower educated student who can easily get the admission in good collages. And on the other side the high scorer student is standing in a queue. I think the reservation should be done such as the student who scores a high marks will get the top collages.

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Chinnu said: (Nov 14, 2015)  
According to my point of reservation should be banned for all castes. I would like explain one situation. I'm preparing for bank exams and I'm in poor condition. I'm not able pay application fee also. But my friend she is ST and also she is very rich. She got no application fee for SC and ST candidates. It is not correct way I think.

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Techie said: (Oct 31, 2015)  
This whole discussion is revolving around the fact that reservation is the only way to empower downtrodden, which is not correct. For last 50 years this policy is in place and we can see that the only thing which it has promoted is the degradation of quality. It's not reaching deep enough in the social strata, helping only those people who already are economically.

So the best thing would be to buttress the social support system, be it monthly payments to support weaker sections of society so that children don't need to work, provide free and quality education in government institutes (starting from primary education) and above all making it a mission so that common public who is self sufficient gets involved to lift up their fellow citizens.

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Nikhil said: (Oct 28, 2015)  
People said that reservation should be stop its possible every one know they condition of SC/ST in India. Even if they get the higher education after getting the reservation Indian private organization discriminate on the basis of caste system so they only depend on govt Job And Govt institution.

In India there is approximate 27 crores SC/ST in India people think every SC/ST get the job they are not unemployed all get the jobs.

People said Reservation based on financial its possible? When govt give the scholarship to upper caste student they making they fake certificate and get they scholarship first. I Know if govt give reservation on financial bases all upper caste become poor for getting the benefit.

People said SC/ST get job in low merit. Merit is you know why because less no candidate selected so less cutoff. People who make reservation system know the every thing that's why he make caste based system. So most of people called him legends.

Its government fault not creating the job in govt sector making every thing private if you have talent go in private institution show your talent if you have.

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Ganesh said: (Oct 26, 2015)  
Why only Sc/ST students get reservation? I know India is still developing country, but we can overcome from poverty by giving financial support to backward family but not to their children (if so students becomes lazy).

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Gopalkrishna said: (Oct 25, 2015)  

Present reservation system widens the gap between communities & area. Our great constitution granted equal rights to all its citizens. So here I want our supreme court must try to implement it in right spirit of our constitution.

Denying seats to highly meritorious students seats in professional course is violation of basic education rights and it is human rights abuse. Students who have scored much better is denied will leads disappointment. As our judiciary declared that lesser meritorious students need not be given better seats & colleges.

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Gopalkrishna said: (Oct 25, 2015)  

I want present reservation should be changed. Separate & solid basic education be provided to socially & economically backward class to compete with others. Who have availed these benefits for 2 generation be excluded. Only genuine people to get reservation benefits. Student belonging to general merit class be provided seats upto last reserved seats equally.

First seats be allotted to all the meritorious students irrespective of caste|areas. General merits peoples pays huge personal tax in lakhs of crores for national welfare&it is gross injustice to deny them seats in higher education.

So abolish reservation do scientific survey before offering reservation. All certificates provided to claim benefits should be counter checked by authorities strictly. Reservation to be provided only on the basis of merit only.

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Sarang said: (Oct 20, 2015)  
I do not support reservation in jobs, but peoples who don't have enough money to study in good institutions, scholarship has to be given to those, so that they can get admission in good institution and enhance their level and compete with others.

So in my view reservation upto some extent is right in the field of education but that should be on the economic basis, but in jobs there should be no reservation, so that only talented people come in the jobs.

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Rahul said: (Oct 17, 2015)  
This is only back step for country dealing with reservation. If one person is ias and his son study in best school and colleges then why he need reservation. The reservation is boom for sc/st and cruse for general category students.

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Raju said: (Oct 9, 2015)  
No meaning for reservation if it is provided based on caste system. It will bring sweet fruits if it is based on economy of the person.

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Abc said: (Sep 27, 2015)  
If a less educated person becomes doctor by using reservation, how the life of a patient can be in good condition. Similarly if a reserved person get chance to become pilot, can you think a safe landing of your plane?

So I think reservation should be on basis of financial condition.

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Raj said: (Sep 24, 2015)  
Hi friends.

I agree there is need for reservation. Most of the reserved seats in elite institutes remains vacant. That shows the progress of backward caste. Also no one guarantee that reservation based on financial condition will not be misused. I am proud Indian and believe we Indians will be fist to misuse it. We have high ethics value we are discussing this to remove the reservation because we want opportunity to misuse it.

There are instances where it is being misused. In west Bengal the schools will publish vacancy for certain subjects where its difficult to find the reserved category students. If not found then there is provision to convert the seat to general category. Also can anybody tell me what is the fee for medical education from management quota. Its in Lakhs. So this doctors from private medical colleges are very skilled and competent.

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Praveen Kumar said: (Sep 7, 2015)  
I feel seriously funny reading some of the comments. Reservation System is of no good. Politicians are using this as a tool to get votes. Yes, I do accept the concept of reservations based on 'Economic Status Of a Family'. We all humans have same physical features that nature has given. It is up to us to utilize it and one can't blame their caste/community for this. There are reservations right from the word go (UG admission, PG admission, Govt and Public Sector jobs, Promotions, etc). There's no stopping. At least getting gobs and promotions should be spared from this. This system can sometimes become very demoralizing.

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Rashmi Agarwal said: (Sep 2, 2015)  
Hello friends.

I partially agree with this reservation system as it help the low caste people to come forward and show their talent. But reservation has a big disadvantage that is in the name of caste, quality of engineers is decreasing day by day. At least in the field of education the opportunity should be awarded according to the individual score. In the IIT exam the cut off should be same for every student.

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Ashish said: (Aug 31, 2015)  
We are living in a country which is still developing instead our country is the world largest democratic country. But we are facing many problems and reservation is one of them. By giving reservation we are giving chance to the people who belongs to schedule caste/tribe but what is for people of general caste.

Poor people are in all classes but why giving this only sc/st. I think it must be given only on the basis of financial condition. There must be a criteria for getting reservation n there must be a transparency regarding it.

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Ar1103 said: (Aug 29, 2015)  
People are talking about equality. Where is the equality when Dalits are tortured and justice is denied to them, see the condition of SC/ST and OBC people in U.P, Bihar, Haryana and other states. One of my friend's mother didn't allowed a SC guy to enter in her house, see how the khap panchayat people treat with SC/ST/OBC.

In U.P, Bihar and some other states can you think of asking a Brahmin person to allow his daughter to marry a SC/ST. He will prefer to kill his daughter before that. N people are still talking about equality. Just because SC/ST people gets 22% of your seats general people are protesting.

Have you ever thought that how an SC/ST guys feels when he is treated as untouchable. If the reservation system is removed then the condition of these SC/ST and OBC people will deteriorate more. With the help of these reservation system at least these people are allowed to study. With the removal of this system these people will be neglected and the literacy rate will drop drastically. Reservation shall remain until the upper caste people treats the lower caste equally.

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