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Friday, 12 April 2024 4.47 PM IST

Long-awaited justice; Reservation in devaswom board

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The recent decision by the Kerala government to enforce reservation in teaching and non-teaching positions within schools and colleges under the Devaswom Boards deserves commendation and reflects a long-overdue commitment to social justice. For decades, the marginalized sections of society, particularly Avarna Hindus have faced discrimination and exclusion from educational and employment opportunities. The legacy of centuries of oppression has persisted, with statistics revealing a stark underrepresentation of backward and scheduled classes in Devaswom Board institutions.

The move to implement reservation in these institutions signifies a crucial step towards rectifying historical injustices and fostering inclusivity. By ensuring fair representation for all sections of society, the government is taking proactive measures to dismantle entrenched hierarchies and promote equality.

This decision is not merely administrative but carries profound moral and ethical implications. It underscores the government's commitment to upholding the principles of social justice and empowering marginalized communities. This is also a victory for the struggle of Kerala Kaumudi and backward and scheduled class organizations in India for reservation in appointments to these posts. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Devaswom Minister K. Radhakrishnan deserve praise for their leadership in championing this cause. Their resolve to confront systemic inequalities and promote inclusivity sets a commendable precedent for other states to follow.

As we applaud this progressive initiative, it is essential to recognize that the journey towards true equality is ongoing. Continued efforts to address systemic biases and create a level playing field for all individuals are imperative for building a fair and just society. The implementation of reservation in Devaswom Board institutions marks a significant milestone in Kerala's quest for social justice. It is a testament to the state's commitment to creating a more equitable and inclusive society for all its citizens.

By embracing diversity and ensuring equal opportunities for all, Kerala sets an inspiring example for the nation to emulate. Let us celebrate this milestone while remaining steadfast in our commitment to advancing the cause of social justice.

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