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Reservation: Isn't it embarrassing?
We are living in the 21st century, but we still believe in the caste system. We need to change our reservation policies and rectify our past mistakes.
21st CENTURY AND WE are still driven by the caste system!
Man has reached Mars and still on Earth we treat each other as creatures!
Spiritualism is gaining momentum and still we look down upon others!
Oh Jesus! I sometime wonder, are we moving ahead or going back. We do not respect each other. We are still following the mistakes committed by our forefathers. We sit in a Mercedes but refuse to part with those 100 year old thoughts. Modernisation has taken place in the world, but it is yet to reach our minds, our souls.
 I am just trying to put together my thoughts on this issue. I have nothing to say against the needy but about any undue demand, my pen will write a thousand words, a thousand times.
Is reservation a necessity or is it mere politics?
 
Reservation is still the need of the hour but how long should it exist? Some people were given a special privilege because it was the need of that hour. There was a time when people were treated as underprivileged and thus there was a need to raise their status and standard of living. For years these people suffered the atrocities of their own fellow beings. In order to bridge the divide that had been created by the privileged section, the government or rather the leaders of that era felt the need to implement policies that would give these people some privileges and would also address the wrongs committed against them. The aim of these policies was to improve the standard of living of the people who are referred to as OBCs/SCs/STs.
 
This caste system is man-made and therefore the question of granting privileges does not arise. It is like hurting a man’s dignity and then making up by giving him some privileges. I again say that I am not against reservation, but undue relaxations are not welcomed. Awarding relaxation in marks is not justified because underprivileged people also have the mental capability required to work hard and do well. God bestowed them with equal mental power. It is we, who made them weak and now in order to rectify our own mistakes, we are committing more. We are alienating our own children, making them feel suffocated in their own world.
 
Financial assistance, and age relaxations up to a certain extent is acceptable (though I don’t support age relaxations). If a person is competent enough, no caste and no system can stop him/her to achieve success. Success doesn’t come by your caste. It is the fruit of your hard work. No organisation selects a candidate on the basis of his/her caste. I don’t understand, why our society is still driven by such caste systems. A below average OBC/SC/ST student can stand equivalent to an 80% scorer. And this is because he/she is an underprivileged student.
 
I have spent 14 years in school, 3 years in graduation, 6 months in PGD and now have been working for almost 8 months. It never came to my mind that the one sitting next to me may be an underprivileged person. Why is it that I don’t categorise people as privileged and underprivileged? Am I not a part of this society?
 
No child is born with a mark that says, “I am underprivileged”. It is we who categorise them so. Now instead of rising above such categories, we in the 21st century are creating more. We have no right to term God’s creation as underprivileged. We should realise that we are the future of this world. Let us rectify our mistakes. Let us eradicate this practice of labeling people as underprivileged or as SC/ST/OBC. These categories are not real; they only exist in our mind.

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Manuj Pant
Good Job: You have written a gr8 article. Just consider the following points and see if you can improve ur article: 1)If a very poor person say from jhuggi jhopri gives u something to eat, say choclate ,will u eat dat? No. You wont call it reservation. why? however if the same thing is given through a rich groomed person , u definitely will eat that. 2)A brahmin family doesnt allow willingly to marry intercaste... they dont call it reservation? why? what i find is that in ur article you have mingled up AUTHORITY/ POWERS with reservation. you said: It never came to my mind that the one sitting next to me may be an underprivileged person. --> coz the person sittin next to u njoys equal authority and powers ..same as yours. if the same person with equal knowledge and everything as urs is given a mercede benz to commute and u r not..thn wont u find urself as underpriveledge.... Have u gathered information on : why had been the society divided into groups / caste.....read the history of ARYANS...and you will know a lot... y dont u speak up for not to be called as hindu or muslim or sikh or christans...y dont u call it as reservation??? u know what..people say that all must be grouped as 1.... howsoever different but still 1.... when a human was born and it replicated all were one but that was not enough to manage... Division / Reservation / Grouping : incurrs specilization.... if we wont group thm on basis of caste thn we would on the basis of income or religion or something else... You said:These categories are not real; they only exist in our mind. --> Isn't it embarrassing. this statement is itself a seed of ur mind. When a girl stand in a seperate que and gets tickets easily...thn shez not embarassed nither does she feels that the man who would have got that ticket instead of her would feel embarrased... I am not opposing ur statements..I just want you to work on above points and improve your articles... No issues..No Offence...
Shelly
Thanks a lot for your comments on the article. 1 You are asking me if a poor person gives me something to eat, will I eat dat? Yes you are rite that I won’t. but even if the same thing is given through a rich groomed person, my ans remains same. Why because I would never would like to accept things from people whom I don’t know. And will accept whatever I get frm people I knw. So no where comes the question of being rich/poor. 2. A brahmin family doesnt allow willingly to marry intercaste... they dont call it reservation? True.. but instead of asking me this ques u r better person to reply. But I think I can ans ur quest to some extent. They do it for a reason and this dsnt only apply to Brahmins, it is for baniyas, gujaratis, marathis, rajpoots and all… and the reason is that every religion has its own traditions, rules, regulations blah blah.. for two different families to come together it is not always easy to adjust.. I am a nonvegetarian and would find it very difficult to get accommodated in a Bengali family where non veg is a routine. 3. what i find is that in ur article you have mingled up AUTHORITY/ POWERS with reservation. you said: It never came to my mind that the one sitting next to me may be an underprivileged person. --> coz the person sittin next to u njoys equal authority and powers.. coming to your this query.. I muz tel u tht I have wrked with people who have grown/have been successful under the tag of SC/ST bt tht is none of my concern.. I wud still be the same with them what I am with others. 4. . if the same person with equal knowledge and everything as urs is given a mercede benz to commute and u r not..thn wont u find urself as underpriveledge.. if this be the case, then sorry I m not interested in a given merc… it should be ur hard earned money/merc and not given by anyone. And this is what is the case here in rssservation. Rest it is getting too long..will email u the response
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