The SC okayed the quotas...... lovely!! All the more reason for me to try for IIM-A in my next birth! I fail to understand the need for discrimination 60 years after Independence... And if there is a need for discrimination, why isn't it positive discrimination....???
Born with 46 chromosomes,not unlike other humans, still discriminated..... why? Because of one chromosome... just bloody one chromosome, and have to be discriminated for life...not positive that is! Discriminated,yes,we are..... but I don't see special quotas for us in educational institutions. The reservation in trains,buses etc thankfully offers some respite from the everyday head to toe "checking out" that we are subjected to.
Most of us belong to the "General" category who get no special favours such as subsidised fees or reserved seats.... why? Just a feeble attempt to undo the discrimination faced by the SC/ST/OBC's ancestors by the hands of "General" people's ancestors!Ludicrous, it is.... for you can't offer special privileges to people who have not suffered. I condemn the atrocities that were committed by my ancestors on the aforesaid ancestors but I don't think I have to pay for it by trading my "seat" with their descendants who have only seen privileges because of "one certificate". Why do we have to pay for something that we have not done?Rather than reserving seats, why doesn't the Govt. open many more institutions? There's no lack of land.... they can very well utilize one of the many malls, which are used mainly as afternoon picnic spots by families.
I really don't think that there should be any reservations for anybody... let everyone work up the ladder themselves.Let there be fair play. And there shouldn't be discrimination too.... we may be the fairer sex, but we definitely aren't the "weaker" sex. But then, hasn't this same thing repeated since times immemorial.... I only wish atleast the next generation finally opens its ears to listen to it and has the spine to stand up for it.