31 March, 2014

Quotas

India is a huge country, with varying tastes, traditions and beliefs. From the start, we interact with multiple thoughts and ideas be it faith, festivals or biases.

But when these differences turn out to be beneficial for some, and not so for others... when these differences get documented in the constitution as quotas, financials aids, that's the start of the problem.

Some might say that these quotas are justified....
If I am from a Brahmin family, where the last many generations are educated (even if it was the Vedas earlier, and English education now), the odds that I would get a fair education as against someone whose last few generations have been fighting for survival.... True...
But there is no end to this... with all the differences we have as a society, we will alsways be able to identify some "difference" which will benefit us....

It is important that the government, instead of focusing on such quotas, should try and provide facilities for all.. Providing extra facilities to those having economic difficulties is a better basis for the government to show the bias than castes...

Its actually a vicious circle... as long as the voter keep voting for a candidate because his propaganda involved betterment of a sect, the more a parliament is motivated to make such moves.... 

So the next time you vote, give a thought to the real reason you are voting for the candidate.

2 comments:

  1. i agree to with you that instead of continuing this quota system we must imporve the education system or provide more employment. It sometimes makes me wonder how easy claims we Indians have. All we talk of is eradication of corruption. What about social security? Health insurance? We seem to be so careless about so many benfits that a Government can give to its citizens.

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    1. True.... But again i think the citizens need to make the first move... The move for change... Else we'll always be left hoping that there'll come a politician who'll do us all good...

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