Frederick [FN] Noronha
2006-05-01 18:09:49 UTC
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Whether you are against or for reservations, here is an (MILLENIA) OLD ANGLE : -))
I think we should abolish reservations in all fields of endeavour. I completely support the PM and all the politicians for promoting this.
Let us start with reservations in the dehumanising jobs -- e.g. scavanging, cleaning the roads, prostituting of womenfolk in squalid red-light quarters etc. It is wholly unfair that this be preserved for only one section of society. In all fairness of things, some of these 'posts' need also to be 'opened up' to the self-appointed elites within our society. Only then could we expect people to be more sensitive to how dehumanising these activities really area. All those who are against reservations, should come out and stand up for their right to take on such jobs.
Secondly, we need to fight against reservations in certain professions, such as leather-work and shoe-making. If this caste-based reservations is continued, then how can our Gaitondes make it internationally to the global shoe grade, at a time when there's money in leather? This is most unfair.
Next, let us also fight against reservations that allow deprived sections of society a fair entry point (and let us also pretend that there are 'reservations' in exams). Never mind that, on the other hand, we have shown our eagerness to allow these 'inefficient' OBCs and SC/STs to win medals for the nation in international competitive and sporting events, or even die -- again on a 'reserved' quota, which we can't afford to abolish -- in the greater glory of communal conflict that seeks to take India back to the sixteenth century.
Further, though we are against reservations, we reserve the right to pretend that nine-tenths of the Indian population is inefficient, uncapable, and inept. We reserve the right to ignore the cover story in the OUTLOOK magazine, which cited cases of candidates who entered via reserved seats and went on to make brilliant academic careers for themselves.
We also reserve the right to pretend that all those who get entry to tightly-controlled access points through reservations are actually allowed to pass exams through reservations. And, of course, we reserve the right to pretend that the Indian bureaucracy, business class, academia and all other major levers of power are *not* functioning like one huge reserved quota for a very tiny, birth-defined 'elite' whose superior brainpower has however not ameliorated the harsh conditions of life for the average citizen of this country.
Let's continue raving against reservations, and yet maintain one of the most inflexible system of 'reservations' in the planet.
Long live the good breed of politicans like the author of the article below... :-))
The debate on reservations
Whether you are for or against reservations, here is a
NEW ANGLE :-))
I think we should have job reservations in all fields
of endeavor. I completely support the PM and all the
politicians for promoting this.
Let's start the reservation with our cricket team.
We should have 10 percent reservation for Muslims, 30
percent for OBC, SC/ST, etc.
Cricket rules should be modified accordingly.
The boundary circle should be reduced for an SC/ST
player. The four hit by an OBC player should be
considered as a six and a six hit by a OBC player
should be counted as 8 runs. An OBC player scoring 60
runs should be declared as a century.
We should influence ICC and make rules so that the
pace bowlers like Shoaib Akhtar should not bowl fast
balls to our OBC player. Bowlers should bowl maximum
speed of 80 kilometer per hour to an OBC player. Any
delivery above this speed should be made illegal.
Also we should have reservation in Olympics. In the
100 meters race, an OBC athlete should run only 80
There can be reservation in Government jobs also.
Let's recruit SC/ST and OBC pilots for aircrafts which
are carrying the ministers and politicians (that
should really help the country...)
Ensure that only SC/ST and OBC doctors do the
operations for the ministers and other politicians.
(Another way of helping the country...)
Let's be creative and think of more ways and means to
guide INDIA forward and "help" all Indians...
Long live the good breed of politicans like ARJUN
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