Friday, January 12, 2007

Glaring inconsistencies

Some points from the Sachar Report.

So, we're told, for instance, that while the Muslims are 13.4 per cent of the country's population, they're only 3 per cent of the country's IAS population, 1.8 per cent of the IFS and 4 per cent of the IPS, and so on. But since all such jobs are manned by those who're at least graduates, ideally the normalisation that is done has to be vis-a-vis this. The report, however, just cites a series of numbers, but refuses to put them in context. In 2001, 42.5 per cent of those who passed high school were Hindus and a much lower 23.9 per cent were Muslims -- in which case, it's hardly discriminatory that a lot more Hindus are college graduates.


Just 1.3 per cent of those in the IIMs are Muslims, we're told, but another figure in the table explains that of those who qualified for the interview and group discussion, just 1.4 per cent were Muslims!

Sachar says - moslems underrepresented in jobs, government as well as private.

I say - If there are not enough graduates amongst moslems, how are we to blame for the underrepresentation?

Sachar = jerk


Anonymous Anonymous said...

how do I get in touch with you...
this is vajra from greatbong there a email I can contact u at?
you can write to me at

January 17, 2007 12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The day is not far when...

a) Manmohan singh appoints another committee to see how the proportion of muslims in India can be brought on par with hindus

b) Justice Sachar is rewarded with a plum gubernatorial posting for having done the dirty job.

And where is our right wing? Silenced completely?

January 20, 2007 2:32 AM  
Blogger In The Shadows said...


You can just comment on the latest post to contact me.


The right-wing does not have good leaders like previously Bajpayee and Advani. It seems to be going back to its 2 Lok Sabha seat days.

January 22, 2007 1:10 AM  

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