Cast based reservation system – The dirty politics of votes

Our preamble of the Indian Constitution says, that India is “sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic, republic” then how can the caste system prevail and consequently reservations? Today, this evil system persists and plays a vital role in the society as the major weapon for vote bank politics.

The whole perspective of Mandal commission regarding reservations are gradually being extended and expanded to sections of people, demanding reservations within reservations, in State and Central jobs.The initial condition of reservation was acceptable since at the time of independence these SC/ST communities were weaker and exploited, but after so many years of Independence the same criteria of cast does not make sense. This just been used as political puppet.

Reservation in Jobs and education on what basis ?

 Recently Reservation in Govt. jobs Promotions bill was introduced for SC/ST people. This is another example of third class politics to divide people based upon caste. Where certain people are given benefits based upon caste not their economic conditions. A question arise if person belonging to SC/ST have good economic condition then why he/she should be given reservation and that even promotions. What impact it would have on public sector services which are already working on the pace of tortoise. Then how can we expect a country like India to grow fast. Earlier we had seen the agitation of the Gujjar’s and Jat’s demanding reservations. The agitators have found a simple way to force the attention of political leaders and the concerned Government, by affecting the rail movement. Consciously, they try to influence the economy of the country.

Why Reservation based upon caste not economic conditions?

First thing is should there be reservation at all? To answer this we may say that for a developing country like India, instead of reservation we should spend on education and provide equal opportunities to weaker sections of society without compromising country’s development. And if  you wan to give special preference to weaker section then this division should be based upon income and financial condition, that does make some sense. But providing reservation based upon caste seems to be illogical.

Does this means all poor people belongs to SC/ST? then what the benefit of reservation that was given to them since Independence  isn’t there no improvement. This isn’t true poverty has nothing to do with caste at-least after more than 60 years of independence and in 20th century.  This division is totally wrong and is being exploited by politician to their personnel benefits.

The Dirty politics of votes: “Divide and rule”

Rather that  doing something better like providing quality education or building infrastructure they are bullying on these backward tactics of “Divide and rule”.Many political parties are watching and contemplating to encash this casteism with a political motive.It is ridiculous that the political parties involved in exploiting casteism in the reservation scheme. While evaluating the political situation in UP, it is observed that, although Mayawati Government is for the Dalit, only a few sections of SC and ST has the high handed opportunity. In UP the Schedule Tribes are negligible in count, thus the larger benefit is being enjoyed by a selected section of Schedule Castes.

Apart from politics, other issue like reservations in education and in best jobs is also becoming controversial, each day. The major stress in education is to help prevent the socio-economic disparity among various societies by reservations in different stages and faculties. The law of the land allows 7.5% reservation for ST, a staggering 15% for SC and another 27% for OBC, in higher education alone. Government is spending crores to uplift them, but the blossoming result is yet to be seen. A very delicate situation is observed these days among the reserved and scheduled groups, with their caste and creed notions. They are becoming increasingly demanding, which may have a negative consequence, when the so-called majority group will be devoid of its proportional benefit. Is it not proper to have an audit on the reservation policy for examining the expenses, implementation and benefits, that has been achieved by various Governments, after so many years of Independence?

There are few questions that come to the mind: Was the reservation system necessary after a certain period of Independence? Has the country been benefited by such scheme? Is it not a fact that the political parties are exploiting the sentiment of people by instigating casteism? I fail to understand when our preamble of the Indian Constitution says, that India is “sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic, republic” how can the caste system prevail and consequently reservations? It is purely for political mileage.

Verdict: Reservation if any should be based upon financial grounds not on the basis of caste.

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  • cutie

    One who thinks himself to be of a high caste is actually
    low. While one who thinks himself/herself to be of low caste is said to be high
    caste.As per the scriptures, people are known by their nature and the quality
    of work they perform

  • cutie

    All human-beings are equal in the eyes of God.The
    human-beings have only created the caste system.There are good and bad people
    in both high caste as well as low caste.

    Ultimately,what matters to God is, whether one is a good person or striving to
    become one, or not.

  • cutie

    What steps can be taken to convince the
    people to accept the inter-caste marriages trend?

    It is the responsibility of the younger
    generation to make their elders realize that the rigid caste system is morbid
    and has a dark future ahead. The youngsters can take various steps on their
    part to demolish this system:

    The girl or boy should be introduced as a friend to
    the family and be allowed to earn their love and respect

    The qualities of the person you love should be
    highlighted in front of the family members

    Try and learn the customs of each other’s caste.
    This will enable you to earn the love of the family members

    Try and show your family members how this kind of
    systems are obstructing the progress of the nation

  • cutie

    Inter caste marriage should be encourage..bcoz if people
    take this step then castesim and religion based discrimination should be stop
    itself..we all are human being..God never created any caste and religion..even
    God dnt has any caste and religion…did you know that God belong to which
    caste and religion..then keep shut your mouth about this stupid varan system
    and caste system okh.. In ancient times, caste system had the seeds of
    liberalism. It provided the right and opportunity to get to the top from the
    humblest origin and earn the respect of the whole society. For example,
    Vashishtha, the principal of the conservative school
    of Brahmanism, was the son of
    Uravshi, a prostitute. Vishwamitra, the maker of the very Gayatri Mantra, the
    quintessence of the Vedic Brahmanism, was a Kshatriya. Aitreya, after whom the
    sacramental part of Rig-Veda is named as Aitreya Brahamana, was the son from a
    non-Aryan wife of a Brahman sage. Vyasa of Mahabharata fame was the son of a
    fish-woman and he was not ashamed of his origin. Balmiki, an untouchable
    according to present standards, the original author of Ramayana, is highly
    respected all over India..And
    only you can make it good or bad this inter caste marriage. Depends upon how
    much importance u give to these meaningless and stupid values. And how much
    importance u give to other people who value these meaningless things. U have to
    see how much u urself r attached to other people opinions. And since u r asking
    for opinion, it means u r attached to these meaningless things.

  • cutie

    Whenever someone’s ask you about your caste then your answer
    should be to them is:

    I am a Brahmin in knowledge

    I am kshatriya in valor

    I am vaishya in business

    I m shudra in service

    In the end I am just sanatam dharmi hindu and nothing else..Then
    say you proud to be a hindu..

  • cutie

    Many a time, man has taken birth in high
    caste and low caste; but this does not make him great or lowHaving been born in
    high caste man thinks himself to be great and being born in low caste thinks
    himself to be low and pitiable; both of these states of mind are wrong because
    many times man has been born in high and low castes. Hence, one should not be
    proud of having been born in high caste and not feel low if born in low caste

    Greatness has nothing to do with high
    caste. Man becomes great because of his noble work, exemplary character and
    becomes loathsome because of his immorality and evil conduct. Thus, it is his
    conduct only that decides his greatness or lowliness. Who does not know that
    high family born Ravana, Kansa, Duryodhana and others are censurable; whereas
    Metarya muni, Harikeshi muni and others, though born in low family, are

    Then, what is the importance of high or
    low caste?

  • cutie

    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 thas 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

  • cutie

    All 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 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

  • Iam

    Nice Article , totally agree. Reservations in Promotions will create Idle people on top posts, why would any govt. employee work if he know promotion is done based upon caste. Already Govt. employees are such idle and inefficient.This will make all of us suffer.

  • Patroit

    This really sucks : now people would be promoted even they do nothing just because they belong to certain caste.Idiot politicains