All of my Indian friends would be acquainted with the idea of reservation in India..To all those who aren’t let me provide a brief description of the concept of reservation..It is
Allocation of seats in most of the fields for some castes which had been oppressed by the so called upper castes in the ancient times..
The concept of caste reservation usually disgusts the so called upper castes now who forget the ways in which they harassed and opressed the people who were not like them. Either it be untouchability or any other kind of discrimination, we have always been harsh to our brothers belonging to different communties. And today by providing some quota or reservation, we feel as if we have performed a great deed of kindness or service for them.
Since my birth, I never understoodthis discrimination being adopted on this holy land of India. But now wherever I go, I realise it being practiced. I wish to know who are we to decide a human’s superiority over the other? Who are we to treat people as unequals? Somedays I wonder, that India has still not developed due to this sick and conservative mentality of the Indians..
In the end, what I want to say is that we are not doing any favour by providing the reservation, It is their right..And more than the reservation they want respect. They deserve respect. They deserve love..But it is a shame that we are full of ourselves that we forget humanity…We forget the actual meaning of fraternity..