Was browsing rediff when I came across the news that TN , aka Karunanidhi has passed a law allotting reservation quota for muslims and christians.
TN announces 30% quota for minorities
This infuriated me as I have been a victim of the so called quotas. If my assumption is right, the introduction of reservation for the supposedly lower caste came about because of their unaffordability for higher studies,job applications etc. But, all these at what cost ? Is it worth it to fill jobs , schools with less qualified people.
There was a phase in my life when I was prejudiced against BCs, MBCs etc.Being immature, and struggling to get into good colleges, it made me very angry to see less qualified students grabbing the good seats. I can vividly remember one particular parent stating that I should have been an OBC , when he was gloating over the fact that his daughter had got a seat in REC,Trichy with atleast 40 points less than me. It made me wonder as to whether I was the victim of a caste system. With the current caste system in India, I think the so called forward communities are the victims. What the hell were they thinking when they named that caste as a forward caste?.What is TN achieving by reserving seats for muslims? . Instead the govt can concentrate on having a different fee structure based on family income and totally get rid of the caste allocation.
I wish other states could follow UP in this regard. Kudos to UP HC , where the judge pronounced that Muslims should not be considered minorities at all. How cool is that?