We all know how diverse nation India is. People belonging to different religions, cultural practice and speaking different languages have been residing here since long time.
Let me be clear about this, I don’t support the caste system neither am I against it. All I am against is the exploitation of humans based on this system.
No person in the right frame of mind should have created a system to exploit a community and make them vulnerable in the first place. But unfortunately, it happened.
(I don’t think the intention behind making this system was to exploit the others, but worst come worst it could have been a reason and so… )
But as they say, what goes around comes around. Back then the higher castes exploited the lower ones and now it is vice versa.
Yes, and no doubt it is true to the best of my knowledge.
Since we got independence, a system was put to encourage the people belonging to lower caste to come up. This was in short meant to benefit the lower castes and bring them to the main stream. Here, it is important to understand what the main stream is…
The main stream is basically a family condition where the family is self sufficient, has equal opportunities for growth and is not looked as the vulnerables.
I really appreciate the fact that such a system was installed in a country of population more than 50 crores then and still prevails when the population has crossed 125 crores. ( Not to forget, it has prevailed till now only because it is one of the powerful tool for politicians to continue their regime)
The thought was clear, it was to promote the growth of people and to give equal opportunities to all. And thus it gave rise to the reservation system.
In 2022, it will be 75 years of Indian independence. So given the fact that India has provided equal opportunities to all since 1947, India should ideally have all its population over the BPL i.e below poverty line.
Okay 125 crores is a huge population and I understand that its difficult to help them all, and reach people till grassroot level… But even then atleast 75% of the population should be above BPL. (assuming 1% p.a.)
No it doesn’t work that way.
Let me give you a glimpse of how it works
Before that allow me to get this into your beautiful brain, that not all those who belong to caste category are a BPL family and not all those who belong to the general or unreserved category are from a well to do family.
Now, a student scoring 35% from a well to do family secures admission in the topmost college on the basis of his caste and at the same time a Student securing 88% from a below poverty line family is denied admission to the same college just because he belongs to the unreserved category.
Are we actually providing equal opportunities???
Okay so all those who are going to tell me that they belong to reserved category and their whole community was ill treated by my ancestors… I give you all my sympathy but not the right to snatch away the future of someone innocent.
And the icing on the cake…
A reserved category student gets concession in his fees. The concession is such that when the college is about 40000 he pays only around 4000 while the unreserved pays the whole sum.
And if in such a case you feel that my ancestors treated you bad think of what situation you are putting a family into when all they earn is rupee 2.5 lacs per annum and give away 40k for their child’s education while you have a family income of 10 lacs and are paying just 3000 bucks out of your pocket. I pity your thoughts.
And one more important thing is the inclusion of teachers on the basis of this system… Seriously? You wish to have a 35% scoring teacher put in front of a crowd which has students securing more than 90%. What do you expect the teacher to teach? Will the lecture be worth attending for such a student. Will it not be a waste of his precious time.
I think if reservation is to be given it ought to be on the basis of someone’s financial condition and not on the basis of which caste or religion you belong. At the end of the day we are humans first and if we can’t give others a hope to live than we should not even take one away from them…
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