This is a blog about my country Hindustan's problems that I see or face and its possible solutions. One of the biggest problems and probably, the oldest one is casteism - a reservation system based on the caste.
I can confidently say that it is not a problem that common people of Hindustan have created and nourished but it is largely created by the powerful people like politicians, religious leaders and ones with wasted interests for their own benefits. I can confidently say that because I have traveled through bus, trains, and stayed in many areas of Hindustan and experienced that people have bigger problems to care about in their routine than to know what caste one belongs to. Not once I am asked what religion I belong to. I asked for the help and I have got the help – from the poorest to richest, people are good and they help, they care. If it is after 60 years of independent Hindustan, our politicians and religious leaders can still divide us based on caste then there is a flaw in the process of upbringing which I am also a part of. And since I am a part of it, I can sense the problem and give out the solution to overcome it.
Common people are not really bothered about caste but at large, politicians and people with wasted interest do care and talk about caste and take an undue advantage of it. They know it is easy to get attention and probably, votes from the people when they talk about gods and goddesses. Today, most of the application forms such as school or college admission forms, government jobs application forms including ones in judiciary and so on still ask caste and takes decisions based on it. Even the promotions in job at times happen based on the caste!
I do not deny that people who were considered as so called lower caste and backward class had to undergo lot of hardship in old time and even now they go through a lot of hardship in some of the areas in Hindustan. I do not deny that they should get justice and to do so, they need handholding or a support system from the government so that they get fair opportunities to walk shoulder-to-shoulder with other people
When I say, they should get justice - it is not by means of reservation based on their caste because then they would have to represent their caste when they let's say, get a job or admission into some education institute. I wish to move them out from the tag of caste people have given them. I absolutely do not want them to use or represent any caste when they are living in our society.
So the question arises, how would the government or institutes know whom to help?
Along the sides of Ministry handling matters related to religions based reservations such Tribal and Minority Affairs, we should form a ministry specifically helping people falling below poverty lines, let’s call it “Ministry of Poverty Eradication” and let’s give reservation to such people who fall below poverty lines only. We should disallow fields asking about caste in the different forms except the one that Ministry of Tribal or Minority Affairs uses for its purpose.
We should not allow education institutes or any institutes for that matter to ask caste. Let the next generations should not know what caste they belong to but let them start thinking if they fall below or above poverty and what they can do to uplift their lives and lives around them.
I feel all political parties should come together and decide to destroy the reservation system based on caste and help people falling below poverty lines. Now it may happen that political parties may not want to lose their vote banks and hence they continue with the ministry dedicated to matters handling religions but at least they should form a ministry and dedicated focus and change in the system to provide support to uplift people from poverty and not getting into subject of caste they belong to.
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