Sunday, May 28, 2006

Equality - A Pipe Dream?

Today I participated in my first-ever rally 'n for a cause which any person with a sane mind, wouldn't/shouldn't think twice to support...

I was always the one for against rallies, thought they did nothing but cause inconvenience for the common man...probably ‘coz most of the rallies I had seen was done by some political party or the other 'n for causes, which wouldn’t merit even a discussion, leave alone a rally! But this time I was forced to change my mind, by the troubled picture of the future, if this proposed reservation were allowed to become a reality. But looks like not that many were, ‘coz of some 10K people expected only around 5K turned up.

But this was one experience worth remembering and repeating. All that shouting slogans, forming a hand-chain, holding banners, placard...was a nouveau experience. You had people from different walks of life, all walking on the same path for a common purpose. The slogans, flipping between: ‘galli ka kutha kaise ho, Arjun Singh se achaa ho!’ in Hindi to ‘We want Justice’, ‘Roll back, Roll back, Reservation Roll back’ in English to ‘Yella Ok…Reservation yaake?’, ‘bedaa bedaa, reservation bedaa’ in Kannada, just showed the unity, which this reservation is trying to destroy.

The proposed 49.5% caste based reservation is so ludicrous...I can not for the life of me understand who is supposed to benefit from all this? The politicians, who are touting this, are supposedly doing this - keeping the vote-banks in mind. But if you think this one through, are they really going to benefit? How many of OBC's will vote for you, if you say to them that you have reserved 50% seats for them in IIT's, IIM's etc, when most don’t have access to or cant even finish their primary schooling? One keeps reading in newspapers everyday about, how some dalit has been treated in-humanly, discriminated against. When this is the scenario, how does reserving seats in IIT…, supposed to improve their condition?

The only ones I see benefiting are the already educated/rich OBC's. I do know quite some SC/ST's whose parents are already rich doctors, engineers etc but who still avail seats in reputed universities on SC/ST quota. This doesn't sound like democracy to me but rather it’s like monarchy, where u keep inheriting your purportedly handicap, so that you can keep welfaring from it!
How many generations of same SC/St family should keep benefiting from the reservation, before you say they don’t need it anymore?
The only way to see that undeserving people don’t benefit from this reservation, will be to enforce a strict background check (no more just a certificate, which could easily be obtained by throwing some cash) on their parents/ancestry, if they are already educated/rich, their children shouldn't get unnecessary advantage.

When in every field/match/sport/business it is - 'let the better man win', why in education should it be - 'let the backward man win’?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Puthalli,
I will start from your last line comments
from your view who is "Better Man" and who is "BackWard Man" do you think only higher IQ ppl will drive the growth of the country( they won't drive,they will fly from the country).
And do you know why they made the reservation system ? ya I know that in blog you can type any thing(if you don't know also).
And last until the caste system is thr in this country the reservation system will be thr.
You may say that we are all equal we shouldn't divide seat by caste,this are all very nice to type and listen.
So at last how many caste certificate you have, I think you enough money to throw..
And my request don't mention company name while you Blog. And do think those who made the reservation system are stupids..

Tuesday, 06 June, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry MY name is Raghu.
I got this link come Novell community while Orkuting..
I am not Anonymous..

Tuesday, 06 June, 2006  
Blogger Puthali said...

Let me also start from ur last line...
"And do think those who made the reservation system are stupids.."
u want me to think tht way?! or did u mean to ask if i thought tht way?
If its the latter, thn i dont. But i feel its a system which has long served its purpose. Well some may say it never achieved its purpose. If thats true, then don't you think its high time, we come up with a better approach that actually tries to fullfil the purpose it was created for?

Anyways i dont see any point in arguing, as 'm pretty sure you din't get what i meant. Nor do i like clarifying myself. So here are some links which may help.

Tuesday, 06 June, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ya may be I didn't got your view(I am little poor in English)
I too can get lot of Links,which helps you .. if you have a time pls go through this link
Ok any how leave this matter,becoz both are not know to each other(and even the Topic also both don'nt know fully)..

Wednesday, 07 June, 2006  
Blogger Bharathraj G. N. said...

hmmm.. u were concerned about these, not-so-anonymous-Raghu's comments that day!, hehehe.

Wednesday, 28 June, 2006  
Blogger Puthali said... was one among da many...i seriously needed some confirmation tht i hadn't gone crazy... :D

Wednesday, 28 June, 2006  
Blogger Bharathraj G. N. said...

oops!!.. when uv reached such a state as to, u need confirmation for ur sanity, then u must be pretty FUBAR in ur mind :D.. hmmm.. what makes u go crazy ;)

Friday, 30 June, 2006  

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