Can’t say to what extent diversity results in unity. But ‘discrimination’ is always an assured by product of diversity.
‘Discrimination’, a well nourished and flourished tree that has several baseis as it’s ‘branches’! One such branch is- ‘Caste’. Ah! It’s not today, that ‘the term’ is striking my mind. It was the day, when I encountered the same word, “Caste” in dictionary, meaning- ” Each of the Hindu social classes”. And yes, I realised once again that this branch of discrimination is all self-created parasitic branch for society with no roots..and running from years by couple of hands, for being in advantage and maintaining the “Master-Slave custom” in social lives.
This “Master-Slave” relation was getting flourished at a rate, unstoppable. And thus to make a try to stop it, Indian govt.came up with ‘RESERVATION POLICY’ in providing education and govt.job opportunity to backward communities.
This solution wasn’t unfair to forwards! ..Because the basic basis was “SOCIAL”, which had always been unfair to backwards.
If ‘providing reservation’ was not unfair then why it could not stop discrimination..?
Before estimating any answer, we must make a note on ‘Mandal Commission’, a commission which gave a report on reservation.
Mandal Commission was established in the year 1980. Completed its report in 1983, and the reservation policy could not be implemented before the yr. 1992. The commission had put forward 11 factors in account of backward classes, that comprises social, educational and economic factors. Among these, social factors were given weightage of 3points, followed by 2 & 1points for educational and economic factors respectively.
Thus, the need of reservation was basically ‘The Social Discrimination’.
It was concluded in report that- ” A child from an advanced class family and that of a backward family have the same intelligence at the time of birth. Then, owing to the vast difference in social, environmental and cultural factors, the former will beat the latter by lengths in competitive fields.”
Report of Mandal Commission and implementation of reservation policy have surely risen up the economic and educational status among backwards, to some extent. But, has provided a new boost to the persisted social discrimination!
Making new categories is persisting the division of society. Discrimination will flourish until the particular branches are cut, and a policy of ONE CASTE to all is implemented. That caste would be ‘INDIAN’!
The govt.has taken one more step in making a further division and norm of being ‘the needy general’ and ‘the rich general’, through its policy of “Reservation to the poor general community”.
The tree of discrimination is strengthening its new ‘twig’, of “discrimination on economic basis”!