Ganesh Krishnamurthy So, what is the solution then? Clinging onto caste-based reservation is not going to change societal behavior toward lower-caste people. When I visit India, I campaign for house-maids to be paid minimum wage. When I do that, people look at me like I am crazy.
Ganesh Krishnamurthy That is my point, reservation is not helping those who actually need it.
Lakshman Kumar And the solution is not being abolishing it but improvising it..... We don't fire our house to get rid of bed bugs, do we?
Aparna Krishnan A SC poor faces vey different stresses and pressures from a Naidu poor. You need to step out of the city Ganesh, and into villages, to understand India. Otherwise like many Tamil brahmins in my friends and family circle, you will feel 'disadvantaged' by the TN reservation policies, and also give that as a reason for having had to quit India !!
Ananda Ganesh The Indian reservation system is not American affirmative action. The very purpose of it to NOT to give opportunity to many of the people by having very limited seats. You might have heard about Jats doing violence for the reservation. Many do not know that the Srilankan conflict started because of the reservation conflicts. The colonial reservation system is meant to pamper those castes, to which the British wanted to give more power. The worst affected group because of this reservation policy is the harijans.
Ananda Ganesh Are you aware that the reservation in private sectors is sought only for OBCs and MBCs and not for harijans?
Narayana Sarma Well, let them okey it for two groups- later it can get extended to others.