Thursday, September 30, 2010

Time to Respect Verdict and Demonstrate Resilience

Normally, I don't like to write on Communal issues.  But today when we are at the verge of getting the Verdict on "Ram Janm Bhoomi - Babri Masjid" case, I could not stop myself from writing.

I don't know what the verdict would be neither do I know what is the truth.  But would Request All and Sundry to maintain Peace and Harmony.  Maintain the Peace that has been prevailing post the shameful act of 1992.

I have been silently following the developments through the time the issue was brought in Public and interestingly have a simple questions for those who might not agree with whatever Verdict is delivered. 
  1. Please look back at the period before 1992, did the issue ever was there for a common man?
  2. Does the Communal / Religious Sentiment attached would help you earn your livelihood?
  3. Would the Anti-Social acts like post Dec 1992 or Godhra incident, help create a better Socio-Economic case?
  4. With the country already fighting for its Pride due to shameful incidents preceding CWG, would it be right for us to question the legitimacy of Judicial System for being Biased to a specific community?
    Who will be benefited if there would be communal disturbance?  
  5. Would you as a common man will be benefited or would be at loss?
  6. Where are those Leaders who had lead the Dec 1992 incident? How many of them are still standing tall as Public figures?
I am not going to answer these questions here, it is for the common people to think, use their senses and answer these questions for themselves, if not for the society or the country at large.  Before you get carried away with the awesome orators or well written speeches, just think on the terms - How will it Benefit you? and Would it help cut the inflation???

Closing with a request to Demonstrate Resilience, Peace and Harmony.....

Friday, September 24, 2010

I demand for only one Reservation - Forward Class Reservation

Thanks to one of my colleague who came with a counter idea to my previous blog on Nation's Case of Shame - Caste Based Reservations. I tend to agree with that counter from him and I would say "What an Idea Sirjee" ;)

I guess it would be the easiest solution to follow the golden rule of 80-20, where you create reservation for the forward classes for upto 20% and rest 80% can be left for the SC/ST, OBC and other minority classes.  I guess that would also solve the problem of reservation quota division and the breach of the Cap that is there on reservations.  I don't think that the forward classes would have any issues with the overall division as forward classes as is do not have much problem with this reservation stuff (I hope so)....

And the benefit, you would get atleast 20% cream and when you open the rest 80% for competition and merit criteria among backward classes, I am sure that they would also generate positive results to give more creame-de-soupe.

Nation's Case of Shame - Caste Based Reservations

I had been following the stories around CWG and well, I wouldn't take my time and waste your time to revisit them.  I guess just mentioning CWG would bring out the case for itself.  You would be thinking "so what am I going to write this time?" so read on how we the Indians have been acting in shameful ways and trying to Internationalize our Local issues.

and yeah if you want to relate to the whole story board below, please do read - "Now, bovine 'flood' to hit Delhi on Oct 3 - The Times of India".  The case where the Jat community in Haryana and Punjab are planning to use cattle to block the roads to Delhi and Cut the essential supplies.  They have even gone forward, procured tickets to the game venues to use the game venues as their protest stage and bring their vows to the international media. now is that not a shameful act??

So what is shameful in that right?  Wouldn't you feel ashamed is your kid starts taking issues at home to his school or around in the community? And what is it their plight and what are their demands?  Something that is the worst things that most of us around would like to see - "Reservation under OBC (other Backword Classes).

Reservations, something that was envisaged to bridge the gap between backward classes to the level normal citizen's case. Something that was planned for initial 20 years from the time India got Independence from British Rule.  But what has happened even after those 20 years got over?  The Ghost of Reservation still haunts us.  We saw a Big Mass movement in 1984 / 1985 time thanks to Mr. VP Singh then to have fueled it.  But now what is the need of reservations? nothing on the economic or community upliftment, it is more Politically Driven Case of Vote Bank.

Shouldn't government now take a straight forward step to Abolish the Caste Based Reservation Systems and draft something on Merit Based?  if they still want to go forward with supporting Classes who are economically not well, then the Reservations should be more based on Economical conditions of the Families... And the Government should know that this information can be well referred from the Census and the Income Tax records.