Reject The Caste System Before Questioning Caste Based Reservation

First come with justified solutions than talk about cancellation of caste based reservations please, otherwise keep your mouth shut. This is really unfortunate that the people who always talk about the cancellation of caste based reservation, just talk about cancellation of caste system and do noting on ground. It hurts and challenge the dignity of millions of the people of the nation when ever you raise the caste based reservation issue. You buddy get senty only if some film shows reality of your unreasonable and orthodox practices.

          Actually, you are scared of being equalize yourself in dignity and financial condition. Did you ever think about to marry your sisters or daughters with any untouchable to destroy this caste system first at least in case of arranged marriage? Indeed, we can't impose it in case of love marriage. Why don't you make up your mind to break this caste system first. People who benefited by reservations, almost all of them are giving a better and talented generation. It takes at least one or two generations to change the attitude.

          बिन कोई अपराध किये कुछ साल जेल में डाल दिये जाने पर मनुष्य अपना मानसिक संतुलन खो देता है, ये तो बिन बजह कई सदियों की मानसिक और सामाजिक गुलामी व दासता का मामला है।

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          One of the most significant yet paradoxical changes in the caste system in the contemporary period is that it has tended to become ‘invisible’ for the upper caste, urban middle and upper classes. For these groups, who have benefited the most from the developmental policies of the post-colonial era, caste has appeared to decline in significance precisely because it has done its job so well.

          Their caste status had been crucial in ensuring that these groups had the necessary economic and educational resources to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by rapid development. In particular, the upper caste elite were able to benefit from subsidized public education, specially professional education in science, technology, medicine and management. At the same time, they were also able to take advantage of the expansion of state sector jobs in the early decades after Independence. In this initial period, their lead over the rest of society (in terms of education) ensured that they did not face any serious competition. As their privileged status got consolidated in the second and third generations, these groups began to believe that their advancement had little to do with caste.

          Certainly for the third generations from these groups their economic and educational capital alone is quite sufficient to ensure that they will continue to get the best in terms of life chances. For this group, it now seems that caste plays no part in their public lives, being limited to the personal sphere of religious practice or marriage and kinship. However, a further complication is introduced by the fact that this is a differentiated group. Although the privileged as a group are overwhelmingly upper caste, not all upper caste people are privileged, some being poor.

          For the so called scheduled castes and tribes and the backward castes – the opposite has happened. For them, caste has become all too visible, indeed their caste has tended to eclipse the other dimensions of their identities. Because they have no inherited educational and social capital, and because they must compete with an already entrenched upper caste group, they cannot afford to abandon their caste identity for it is one of the few collective assets they have.

          Moreover, they continue to suffer from discrimination of various kinds. The policies of reservation and other forms of protective discrimination instituted by the state in response to political pressure serve as their lifelines. But using this lifeline tends to make their caste the all-important and often the only aspect of their identity that the world recognizes.

Just think about it.

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