Welcome to the official website of Youth For Equality, Mumbai. We thank all those who have been supportive of our efforts to create a fair and equitable society.
This is a forum of equals to oppose the recent CHANGE in reservation policy proposed by the Government of India. We are a non-political, non-violent and united group of individuals.

* Read up more on the issue to educate yourself: unless you are well informed, you cannot convince others
* Talk to people one-on-one to explain the cause to them
* Mobilize people within your college/company/colony to help us create a wider base
* Download, print and spread the signature campaign
* Help us in our research
* Inform us about potential sources of funding
* Write in to us with your queries, ideas and contact details to: yfemumbai@gmail.com
Join YFE Mumbai's Yahoo! Group
Read our blog in detail to get better acquainted with the details of the campaign we have initiated since May 2006. LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR ACTIVE SUPPORT!

Make YFE MUMBAI Your Homepage

"Youth For Equality, Mumbai" has been Registered as an Organisation! We can now accept funding in the form of cheques, demand drafts and money orders made in favour of "Youth For Equality, Mumbai".

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Youth For Equality's Stand

Dear All,

In the wake of the 93rd amendment to the constitution of India, it is now possible for the Central and State governments to enforce up to 49.5% reservation in public and private colleges across the country. On April 28th, 2006 the Congress-led Democratic Front government in Maharashtra has quietly approved a draft ordinance that will bring in a staggering 50% reservation in private professional institutions. It is only a matter of time before similar quotas are ENFORCED in colleges across the country and the corporate sector.

As members of the student community and the corporate sector a 49.5% quota has grave ramifications. Reservation undermines MERIT. In a nation where premier institutes have a 1% acceptance rate, a 49.5% quota will DENY meritorious candidates admission. Are we willing to sacrifice the aspirations of lakhs of students at the altar of what is nothing more than vote bank politics?

The Government of India is pursuing a policy of blatant appeasement that needs to be checked. It is time for PROACTIVE ACTION. We as the youth of India owe it to ourselves and more importantly this nation to make our voice heard. India is a democracy. It is only through a united front that we can bring about the change that the times demand.

Students from colleges across the country have decided to hold a nation-wide protest against the 93rd amendment. All those who oppose this move of the government are requested to show solidarity with these students. The protest will be apolitical and non-violent. Details will be forwarded to you soon.

How Can You Be a Part of This Movement?
  1. Organize discussion forums effective protests against the government’s move.
  2. Start a signature campaign against this move in your respective colleges/offices.
  3. Voice your opinion through blogs, emails and letters to the editors of magazines and mark a copy to the mail id yfemumbai@gmail.com.
  4. SPREAD THE WORD. Launch SMS and e-mail campaigns to direct people to http://youthforequality.blogspot.com.
  5. Rally your alumni associations to express support for this cause.
  6. NRIs may send letters of support to Indian Embassies across the globe.
  7. The private sector is encouraged to express their solidarity with this movement and voice their opinion through industry organizations.

Please feel free to express your thoughts and opinions through an e-mail to yfemumbai@gmail.com. We’ll get in touch with you shortly.

YFE Mumbai