Caste based Reservation System or Indirect Racism in India

Ramesh, 18 year old is overwhelmed by his result and has scored 85% and his Friend, Suresh has scored 84%, both hope for admission in a good college. Both join same college and subject, Fee paid by Ramesh is Rs.15,000 and by Suresh is Rs.60,000. One question arises in my mind why this difference in Fees?

Because Ramesh is from a “Reserved Category” and as per government rules a student always pays less fee when compared to “General Category”. Now let us take few scenarios and judge whether Caste based Reservation policy is good or not. Before we do that lets look at Reservation and its needs.

Reservation was introduced in Independent India for the purpose of improving the standard of living of Backward classes (Schedule Castes & Tribes – SC & ST) by reserving a certain mandatory portion in educational institutions and government jobs. This was necessary keeping in mind these classes were abused on the basis of their caste and race for thousand’s of years and upliftment was necessary. This was a temporary measure only for a period of 20 years.

I have a simple question in my mind: Were Indian Government’s successful in Implementing the original Reservation Idea, its a Big NO. Why, why, why, such a good policy was not successful. Answer is simple, this was brought in only for the purpose of Caste Politics and without any intention to implement.

As per original policy Reservation should have ended by 1971. An amendment in Constitution ensured this would continue without any deadline. As years passed by, reserved caste’s increased and numerous categories were added. Now reservation categories are based on Caste [SC, ST, Other Backward Classes (OBC)], Minorities (Muslims, Christians, etc), Women, demography,etc. Each year a new community agitates to include them into the reserved categories.and this will not end, as each time one or the other would like to get few benefits.

Lets look into the scenario we discussed earlier and justify the reservation:

Average Annual family Income(AFI) of all Students family is Rs.500,000.

1. AFI of Ramesh is Rs.800,000 and Suresh is Rs.1000,000.

2. AFI of Ramesh is Rs.800,000 and Suresh is Rs200,000.

3. AFI of Ramesh is Rs100,000 and Suresh is Rs.1000,000.

4. AFI of both Ramesh & Suresh is Rs.200,000

If we look into above scenario, its clear that Ramesh would be eligible for this reservation only in 3rd and 4th scenarios. But what is the mistake of Suresh in scenario’s 2nd and 4th he is financially weaker or equal to Ramesh and still he has to pay more fee.

Does Suresh not have right to study, is caste the main basis of livelihood. Is he more in need of reservation benefit than Ramesh.

Hence caste based reservation system is not the way forward, but reservation is necessary only in certain aspects if a person is Poor, Orphan, Differently able (Physically Challenged) and situation based.

I know, we have caste reservation supporters who would argue on the lines of ,

1. If 60 years of reservation could be so difficult to withstand and could make life miserable for the so-called forward classes, imagine what 1000 years of subversion with absolutely no choice and absolutely no voice, would have done to a human race.

Well, well, my answer to them would be simple change the living standards and attitude of current and future generation. Stop thinking of people who are already dead and gone.

2. Reservations are legal and binding. As shown by Gujjar agitations (Rajasthan, 2007–2008), increasing reservations is also essential for peacekeeping in India. (Gujjar is a community)

In 2007-2008, it was Gujjar’s who agitated, tomorrow someone else will rise. Do we create a separate category for them and keep on adding.

Hence, Caste based reservation is not the solution. Why do we need such kind of policy, when we call India as a Secular Nation and still we bias citizens based on caste. What a shame, India should be re-branded from a Secular Nation to Reservation Nation. Doesn’t it look like Caste and Religion based Reservation Systems are equivalent to Racism.

We should create a true Secular and Equal to All policy in basic needs (education, living, health care, etc). We have to create a system to enable the weaker sections (could be economical, physical, mental, supportive, etc) and make them competitive.

A great nation could be created only when we are Truly Secular Nation.

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5 Comments

  1. Some stupid people living in India that’s why this country cant be develop anymore as the other countries are well developed. Bcoz indian people live in caste-ism and egoist by nature especially who belong to upper class which is created by themselves not created by God.God only created human being..He didnt put any human in high and low category..This cheap things only created by some mad people itself who live in India..and they be proud by called themselves hindu..I am also hindu but I feel bad when every person who proudly said they are hindu but their thinking is so narrow minded..now its depend on human what they want to become Devil or Angel..Nobody is lower and higher by caste or religion..they become high and low by their behavior..Reservation should be stop itself when you all leave this stupid casteism..Say no caste and no community..All are hindu who live in hindustaan understood..

  2. We always talk about religion and castesim but in reality there is no any caste and religion. We all are same our blood are same.then why we believe in discrimination. God never created any caste they made simple human being.. Mentally sick people take the path of fundamentalism and spread casteism and communism. They suffer from inferiority complex and divide the society into “we” and “they”. They (belonging either to higher or lower ranked caste) have a fear in their heart that if they do not get a higher place for themselves in society, “other” people are going to exploit them and going to put them down.They don’t have believe on themselves and their own work. They have doubt own their capability. People with negative mindset suffer from inferiority complex and divide society into compartments like higher castes or lower castes.and can’t tolerate “others” progress or well-being. They cannot work hard and cannot tolerate anybody else’s achievements. These are the people with negative mindset who believe in ranking some belonging to higher castes and/or some to lower castes. They are coward and they are unable to protect themselves…

  3. Hindu (body) four community: brahmin (head) kshatriya (arm) vaishya (belly) shudra (feet) All these four community called as hindu. We all are parts of one body. Without each part our body is not complete. If we lost one part of our body then we become handicap. The human body is the entire structure of a human being. Human Body is considered so loving that God even wants to have it. Spiritual Yogis have found that after going through the 84 millions species this souls get the most dignified human body. So it is the last step to explore the God or to get the view of almighty father god. We know that the soul never dies it takes birth again and again just like as we take new clothes to wear the soul as it takes new body and it is an infinite process. But the body what we get in next birth depend on our karma that has been cited in Gita by Lord Krishna to Arjuna. We all here to perform our duties. Our action makes our destiny and nothing else. The result is in the hand of supreme power. Karma is the seed of plant and if the seed is genuine it must be fruitful.

  4. You always have problems with reservation but as a hindu want to tell you something..almost rigid hindu have same thinking that reservation only help sc not others one right..i want to prove you all wrong here..punjab state mein government jobs ke liye sbhi category ke logo ne apply kiya jisse mein se ek general ladki or sc ki baat bata rahi hun..general ladki ko goverment job mil gai and uski qualification or percent bhi sun lo..12th passed not 1st devision okh ETT ko course finish krte hi 19 year ki rajput ladki ko goverment job mili as a primary teacher aaj ki date mein uski salary 32,000 hai..and she already belong to rich family uske fahter and mother bhi goverment job mein hai..or uske in laws bhi goverment job mein hai..now turn is sc girl..uski qualification B.A honor with 1st division then done M.A,B.Ed with 1st division and UGC cleared in first attempt.but she tried a lot like his borther for goverment job when his’s brother didnt get job in india he went to abroad and well settle there..bcoz of his family..uske father shopkeeper hai. and his’s family belong to middle class..after 3 years back 26 year age girl got goverment job but not her level..she also got government job but as a primary teacher..and then both childs help their parents financially….first go and do survey okh aisi bahut si story mil jayengi or reality pata chalegi..or jo sty-fun jo diya jata tha unke bina apni father ki hard work ki earning se hi yeh bache padte hai okh..reservation ka asli fayada general walo ko hi mil raha hai..samjhe…or tum log bina soche samjhe itni nafrat uglne lagte ho sb yehi show krta hai ki jo kbi kuch nhi kr sakta hai life mein jo khudhko settle nhi kr sakta hai wohi insaan dusre insaan ki success ko dekh ke jealous hota hai..you should be ashamed of yourself that you still believe in castesim by repeating this statement oh please do something for reservation..hamesha sc ko jobs milti hai unke marks bhi jayda nhi hote hai humse tumse jayda marks unke hi hai..unke saath kya ho raha hai yeh shayadh tumhe pata nhi hai..

  5. You all should be ashamed of yourself..one side you said India is a secularism country and the other side you do believe in discrimination by saying oh please Amir ji do something for reservation and stop that caste based reservation..WHY? tell me? By saying all that stupid things you all Indian oh sorry katar Hindu proved it you all still believe in castesim and living in high or low thinking..if you all katar Hindu never divided society in caste line then reservation will never ever be there at all..if this system is still going on just because of your madness and your discrimination..God made this world and made simple human being. God never made any caste and any religion.Do you know God belong to which caste and religion..No then stop believing castesim okh..people become high and low by their nature and character..so you all proved it who all are you?

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