Friday, June 16, 2006

Divide n Rule!

When many a students are getting steamed up with this reservation issue, at least I have something to thank…….nearly after 4 years of Engineering, now I know that one of my hostel roommate belongs to OBC an another one is from SC. I don’t know whether this should be funny or not, but I guess neither I bothered to ask them about their caste nor they gave it a thought of telling me.

I’ve always believed that Education is for all of us to get knowledge n maturity so that we can get come out of the boundaries like ‘caste n religion’. But I guess these demagogues have proven we wrong! Being an Indian I’ve always supported Reservations, coz I know that we are not from US of A where people don’t even need scholarships to study! Here in India, things are different. For making a society as dreamt by our great Father of the Nation, we need to take some steps so that the gap between the rich and the poor should get filled up instead of getting wider! For which we need reservations……but even a normal person with some common sense will understand that the issue is between the rich n the poor not the people from upper caste n lower caste.

I know that the people from lower caste have been suppressed from past many years due to the exploitations of the loop holes in the system by some jerks who feel that they have the right to decide what is right and what is wrong……but then we can never have law of raping a rapist’s sister coz our father of the nation said, “An Eye for an Eye and the whole world will go blind”!

I know there are some other problems also….but then if we can keep our hands on our heart n think on it, we’ll ourselves feel that it would be wrong. Instead of attacking the problem at the core, we are hitting it at those places at which some new problems will take birth! I mean just imagine the Muslims n Christians now coming on to ask for the reservations according to their population percentage. Also the students are now looking at others with an eye which discriminates between people from different caste! I guess the whole country is loosing its 'Secular' tag ..…..but then who has to be blamed for this? I guess our demagogues should think around hundred times before taking some stupid decision just to increase their vote bank!

I don’t know how much the world will change after this whole issue of reservations coz I guess only time can answer that. Anyways, I don’t think things at my hostel will change a bit…..I mean I’ll still share all my stuffs with my two room mates (Rather I’ll be dependent on them for my most of the work as I’ve always been) and I don’t think any cheap issue can stop me from missing the most memorable days of my life with some of my best friends…………