Give us reservations, or else …

The Gujjar agitation to climb down the social ladder for political as well as economic gains should be be treated as a resounding slap on the faces of all those idiots who accept the idea of reservations or affirmative action of any kind as a moral one, and hope that such actions will one day eliminate the caste divide.

The Gujjar mobs led by some former army colonel have stopped rail traffic on the Delhi-Bombay route, and are threatening further disruptions. 35-odd people have already died in clashes with the police. Even wanted dacoits have supported the movement making the situation laughable in spite of so many deaths, absolutely unnecessary all of them (people are so stupid that they are ready to die for such crappy ideas). Gujjars already get benefits under the OBC quota in Rajasthan. But they are now agitating for and demanding benefits under the more-lucrative ST quota, similar to that enjoyed by the Meenas, a more powerful caste, who had in turn warned the government against such a step the last time round.

Reservations, if your strip it of all its nice-sounding rhetoric, is nothing but a demand – by groups fighting for it – that other more capable individuals come and wipe their collective asses. That such ideas have found their way into the Indian constitution and is supported by every major political party and an emasculated intelligentsia shows the rot that exists among these two groups. And, following the Indian political tradition of running away from tough decisions, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje too has passed the ball to the Center. Sheer madness.

Read Rajinder Puri’s views on this issue in Outlook Magazine – Politics: Reserved For Idiots?

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  • Yogesh  On June 7, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    Today many political parties in India are surviving on reservation card. Reservation is such a powerful issue that no political party can avoid using this as a weapon. Reservation and subsidies are tools used by our handicapped politics.

  • you12  On June 8, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    Its not the politics. Its the people who go on to vote these parties, thats the real problem.

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