Thursday, August 27, 2015
STOP This Mental Corruption !
The biggest curse for our country, India, has been the caste based reservation system. May be, it might have benefitted some individuals…., it has certainly benefitted our political class….; but the biggest loser has been the country’s unity, its social fabric, its tranquillity, its growth, people’s performance and effectiveness…. in short the country, that is India.
Unfortunately, ALL political parties blame each other for playing dirty politics, and ALL of them play this divisionary game. Caste based reservation is the most ridiculous way of social upliftment. Somebody rightly pointed out, if we had such a system in the past, Krishna, the almighty king would get reservation benefit (being a Yadav) and poor Sudama will not (being Sharma, a Brahmin.) Can something be more idiotic than this? And today, we are not only practicing; but encouraging this idiocy.
Is there a single political party or a leader to declare that they would work for the abolition of this system? At least, I am not aware of.
Helping the oppressed and downtrodden and their upliftment should be on everyone’s agenda. There are problems with this system, has been acknowledged often. That’s why there were attempts like removing the creamy layer. But, that cannot be the complete solution. Logically, anyone short of financial means should get the similar benefits irrespective of caste, creed or religion. Why can’t we have simple economic criteria for every Indian? Why can’t we invoke nationalism rather than championing the cause of a particular caste, community or religion? To my mind, the only problem with such a system will be that our so-called leaders will not be able to divide people and fetch their votes.
The bottom line –
The people of India, look for shortcuts. We shy away from putting in our best and earn what we want. Rather, we are ready to fight and die for the cause of reservation! That’s why the leadership takes advantage of this mental corruption of the public to achieve their objective, even if it is at the cost of our country. So unfortunate!
To hell with….