Archive for March, 2012

My views on caste and religion based reservation in India

I am not against reservation on financial status, but it should be not just in the name of caste or religion. I am also with giving opportunity to the ST and other poor Indian population. There are villagers who don’t have proper cloths to wear, yet no mainstream politicians are aware and need to sort out their problems and sufferings. Since independence though we have developed much, a good percentage of poor are always poor and rich are getting richer. Now a days usually the reservation is granted for people who doesn’t deserves considering social and financial background. What we need is rules which help everyone equally considering the circumstances.

As I understood, the caste based reservation system is driven by vote bank politics. Almost all political parties of India are in favor of caste based reservation. They are really not bothered about equality or nation building. When so called leaders are behaving like they are leaders of reserved category only, not of the whole nation, where will be any one to lead the whole country united? They doesn’t care for the right one who have worked hard his entire life for their dream career. Even political parties who claim they are the parties of poor people always try to keep them poor since fearing they may lose followers when the poor is no longer poor.

I have seen many with broken heart, when people even below 1/4th of their merits (and hard-work done) grab their opportunities simply because these general castes were born out of wrong womb. Is this justice?

Now there are proposals for 49.5 reservations in IITs, IIMs. What will be the outcome!! This is only one among many of this kind. The Caste based reservation system neither adds nor multiplies, but it simply divides people. Why we still want to hold the division when it no longer exists.

Caste doesn’t make people backward, and there is no difference in anatomy. What we need to fight is social and economical inequality, we need to eradicate poverty up to the grass root level of India. We can’t make every one rich, but what about striving to take care that no Indian will starve for a day because he is poor.

Reservation negatively affects the quality of man power. This had affected the public sector heavily. Anyone can guess that if analyzed non-biased. We are risking the development and good future. We are not here to develop certain division of people, but a strong nation.

It is not a sin to be born as general caste. In today’s world why the general class should be called UPPER class. What these people have as extra? Often they are blamed pointing their ancestor’s ill treatment towards labor class. If some one’s great-great grandmother had killed your great-great grandfather, will you try to kill this poor person? Why still hunting the old ghost, these are new generations… If we go like this, after a couple of centuries, the sect you now call as upper will be the backward class and the currently privileged one will be the upper caste.