Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Stupid arguments for reservations

Take a look here, interview of Udit Raj, the leader of SC/ST federation.

Question: If quotas are introduced now, eventually there will be reverse discrimination. How will it bring about social harmony?
Answer: For long, in many places 70 per cent to 80 per cent seats were open in the general category. The upper castes were using it. Right? Now they have been given 50 per cent of the total seats whereas the upper caste population is just 15 per cent. I think that is good enough. What more do the upper castes want?

Hello, is something wrong with him. It is not at all about population percentages, you dumbwit Udit, its about deserving candidates getting admissions and jobs, regardless of caste or community. I myself lost out on a seat in an REC in computer engineering, due to reservations. The admissions for backward castes closed at much lower marks than what I had scored. And of course, even forward castes in many states are included in OBC, for votebank politics.

And hey, where did he get this idea of deserving backward caste candidates being denied admissions to institutes of higher learning, on the basis of their caste. As far as my perception goes, the backward castes are discriminated against in rural illiterate areas, not in AIMMS or IITs or IIMs. So why accuse these institutes of crimes they never committed and hand out the punishment even before the trial.

I am all for social equality, but not at the cost of development and missed opportunities to deserving candidates.


Blogger barbarindian said...

Udit Raj is a trained monkey controlled by Arjun Singh. The real question is, how much more do these freeloaders want? They already hog 90% of our welfare budget.

May 24, 2006 8:08 AM  

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