Reservations...again...

Well, when my friend in LHMC told me about the students strike in all the medical colleges in Delhi, about how she and her classmates were boycotting classes and about the recent protest by college students in India gate, lightening struck twice for me. Seriously after the initial shock when the issue first broke out, the issue had gone off the radar screen at least for me, till this week, when the gravity of the situation again dawned on me.

Well my views on the subject are best represented by a comment I wrote in one of my friend's blog,when the issue first broke out.

"So, old ghosts have come to haunt us again after 14 years. ya the same crappy talk about the so called affirmative action, dis-advantaged groups, advantaged groups, brilliant minds fleeing the country, political ends, social ends...
Well if you are on the road with no job, it doesn't matter which so called class you belong to. You are as advantaged or disadvantaged as any person on the earth.
By raking up this issue, the centuries old caste divisions would be deepened like never before. The blow due to this to the nation, would be a knock out one, from which it wouldn't be able to recover.
A state where from which class you came from did not matter, what you did mattered, your region, religion or caste was just yours, not a battleground for vote bank hungry politics, is the the one we should all strive for. Removing barriers rather than reinforcing them is the way forward. "

My own contribution apart from this comment was a small post I wrote back then...
http://confessions679.blogspot.com/2006/04/where-mind-is-without-fear.html

Comments

jshishir1 said…
this...issue is not done yet..i guess the govt. is waiting for things to turn ugly before they start doing something

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