While everyone in Punjab and Haryana is well-acquainted with the Jat situation, the article “A backward tag for the prosperous,” (April 4) would have been an eye-opener for others. Though the Jat community comprises only about one-fourth of the population in Haryana and Punjab, Jats own nearly three-fourth of the agricultural land. Also, thanks to the prosperity brought by the Green Revolution, they own a considerable amount of urban property. Politically strong, they find easy openings in government jobs. Therefore it is a travesty of the truth to label them ‘backward.’ By letting them cut into the overall quota for the backward, the political gains sought by the UPA will bear little fruit.

N. Khosla,



A backward tag for the prosperous April 4, 2014

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