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Institutionalizing Constitutional Rights: Post-Sachar Committee Scenario

Abusaleh Shariff


The political discourse in India experienced a fundamental shift when the Sachar Committee Report revealed that despite the national and state governments’ minority development policies and programmes, the Muslim community was among the most deprived and backward, worse off than the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes, in most of the outcome indicators. Many new pro-poor and inclusive policies were introduced as a response to the recommendations of the report. This book makes a critical assessment of the impact of ‘post-Sachar’ policies, bridging the gaps in empirical measurements and analyt ... More

Keywords: Sachar Committee Report, minority development, Muslim community, post-Sachar policies, constitutional right to equal opportunity, Equal Opportunity Commission

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199461158
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461158.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Abusaleh Shariff, author
Executive Director and Chief Scholar at US-India Policy Institute, Washington, DC, USA.