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Facebook posts express anguish

india Updated: Jun 16, 2009 01:50 IST

The reservation controversy for admissions into junior colleges has spurred a 230-member Facebook community — FYJC FOR ALL — who want all students, irrespective of the board to be given a fair chance. While the Facebook posts expressing their anguish was in short messaging service (SMS) language, Hindustan Times translated it into English.

POST 1: Reservation is for those downtrodden weaker sections of the society who cannot compete with people with better resources, knowledge and talent. Please support this rule and prove that you SSC guys are downtrodden, weak and uneducated and prove us ICSE/CBSE guys to be resourceful, knowledgeable and talented. Please continue supporting this rule. Don’t you agree that the state is trying to mock SSC students as downtrodden and weak? It is indirectly trying to show that ICSE/CBSE boards are superior to SSC board. And SSC guys like jesters are laughing on a joke cracked on themselves. Don’t you guys have the spirit to compete with us without any f*****g reservation or percentile,” said Hussain Motiwalla, a member.

POST 2: Why this rule is illegal

Against the right to equality (Fundamental right)
Against the right to education (Fundamental right)
Reservation can only be done for weaker sections of the society. All SSC guys are not from the weaker sections.
As an accepted norm, reservation can be allocated only on half the seats available. Hardly reservation has been more than 35 per cent.
Reservations should be such that it does not hinder the development of other parts of the society while it is performing its noble task of improving the weaker section of the society.
The system violates the court order on percentile system. The court made it clear that if the state wished to implement any new admission policy that counters merit, it would have to be introduced in advance.
Also against UN Charter of right of a child.

POST 3: Look at the audacity of this man! Time to be ready with legal options,” said a concerned Hema Dahiya whose child has scored 87 per cent in the ICSE board examination.