Saturday, October 03, 2015

Message to media-supported anti-reservationists

The fundamental challenge before a govt is to overcome the hurdle of psychological barrier which has erected up in the very mind of those who have suffered oppression for centuries and millennium.
   To overcome the discrimination one can make supporting legislation which may rein in the discriminations delivered on any person by verbal acids. Sarcasm, taunts and nagging are the commonest means by which discrimination have been delivered in any society. The consequences of the verbal forms of delivery is that it has succeeded in erecting barriers in the psychology of the entire group which has been on the receiving ends for many many generations.
   It is this barrier which has dried away the very zeal in such groups to make any academic pursuits or to search by self the winning strategies.
  Whereas the media supported anti-reservationists don't lose a moment to relish the pride of achievement by an upperhand group, and then lay claim on how the positive-discrimination is actually a discrimination on them, the challenge which a welfare government has to meet is to find means to have the oppressed group to show that same level of achievement and in as many proportion as their population.
    Thus, it is HISTORICAL backwardness, creating the psychological barriers, which is the real hurdle in the social development of a country.
    In the United States too, educational institutions such as Howard have adopted positive-discrimination to allow more number of Black people to gain admissions. The quota system has been put in place, with a lowered qualifying score.
Recently one Indian and Chinese Group (described collectively as Asian Group) lost a lawsuit against the Howard for making positive discrimination on them.
   In India, the upperhand lobby have claimed on how India has lost it to those "reserved" by seeing a brain drain of those who "deserved". In saying so, they have chosen to conveniently overlook the aspect of historical backwardness, the burden and challenges to be met by a modern welfare state, and the aspect on how the US and other countries are meeting their own challenges.