Karuthu Reservation Debate


For those who cant read Tamil

Karuthu and Tamil Maiyam
are having a panel discussion on reservations on the 31st of May 2006 at 17.30 hrs.

Location: Montfort Indoor Playground, Santhome High School Mylapore, Chennai 4


Mr Thirumavallavan, leader of the Dalit Panthers Party (expect a pro reservation view from him)
Mr Peter Alphonse – MLA TN Assembly, Congress (once again a pro reservation speaker)
Mr M. AnathKrishnan – former Vice Chancellor Anna University (having been a part of the education system and having worked with the system, his perspectives on reservation promise to be interesting)
Mr Ravikumar – Writer and MLA of the TN Assembly (Im not sure of his stand on the issue)

Mr Karthi P Chidambram and Ms Kanimozhi, Organisers of the forum.

From the list of speakers, it seems that the pro reservation voice is stronger, and rightfully so. The anti reservation lobby has made its point and had its voice heard through the media, and blogs. It might be interesting to hear what the pro reservation lobby has to say, especially dalit activists like Mr Tirumavallavan.

5 Comments so far

  1. nandhu (unregistered) on May 31st, 2006 @ 12:07 am

    i really appreciate the english translation vatsan, even though i can read tamil fluently.
    i am sure that helped a lot of people to at least find out what the programme was about. i am invited but cant come cause of work.
    the programme however promises to be interesting and if u attend please report on it.

  2. Prad (unregistered) on May 31st, 2006 @ 11:00 am

    Nice to see that there is a healthy debate on this issue.
    But I don’t see it’s relevance in TN where this issue has been decided ages ago.
    Sure, people can argue that the issue has pan Indian relevance but it has to be agreed as far as TN is concerned it is a non-issue.

  3. rsmani (unregistered) on May 31st, 2006 @ 12:20 pm

    From the title itself, it is evident that the discussion is only for pro reservation and so the voice of anti reservationist will not at be heard. Moreover, it is seen from the happings in the entire country except tamilnadu, there is much voice/freedom for anti reservationist. They are able to express their protest without any fear. Only in Tamil Nadu protest for reservation is silent due to their fear and really they are in minority status. Hence there is no point in attending the meeting which is in support of only reservation

  4. Let the talk show continue.. (unregistered) on June 5th, 2006 @ 8:11 am

    So, all you audience, enjoy your evening snack there…


  5. thetalkativeman (unregistered) on June 13th, 2006 @ 3:22 am

    Any review of this meeting? Did anyone attend and see what points were raised? Or were they satisfied with blowing hot air in their personal blogs?

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