Basically, the caste-based reservation is proving to be the bane of Indian society. The present reservation system fosters caste based division, which we shouold be fighting against. This system is leading to inter-caste animosity, bitterness and what not.
Secondly, the creamy layer in the SC/ST/OBC obtain the major chunk of the reservation in educational institutions and thus, the limited number of government jobs. Since the economic disparity in India is disturbingly huge, it make sense to opt for 'positive' discrmination.
In today's context, therefore, I agree that reservation for the muslim community within OBC quota is the best option to enable them to participate in national growth. However, in the long term, caste/community based reservation should give way to economic criterian. Nobody can have any objection to this approach, objectively speaking.
I am rather surprised that how everyone quotes Sachar report but are all these socalled leaders and representative of Muslim community unaware of their own blunders over the years. Why is such blame being carried on the Govt when doors to all schools are open the them. I am not against such quality education for any citizen but why is everyone blamed for their own lack of any interest in education.
Our muslim community can look around and see how all those who educated themselves are doing. Mr. Azim Premjee should be a good example but when wants to have mudrassas and nothing but religious education, such deficiency will continue. Unless the community itself doesnot change the attitude and become part of the fabric of India, such reports and letters will be of no use.
We have asegment of muslim population who feel that without education today, there is no door open as technology and age of internet is moving fast. as long any community keeps itself a seprate part of the nation, such drawbacks will continue. The very good example is USA where education upto high school is free and even bus service is provided and yet the minority here of black have not moved so far because their leaders felt that keeping them less educated gives them an agenda to blame everything on the majority. Is this not the same case with our Muslim population.
Look around the nation and see how christians, parsees and all other minorities have moved ahead but, why this particualr segment of country still is back. It is time to sit down with your Ulemas and Immams and discuss the facts the benefits of eductgion and move ahead othrwise we will have many such Sachar reports.
It reminds me how muslim population has refused to let their children be vaccinated for polio and how some of the Immams have told the parying group that it is consiperacy of Kafirs to make your children impotent. As long as we play the religion card, progress in any field is impossible. Take case of population control, can anyone ask any family to stop after 2 childern but, this becomes again a religious issue. Unleass we can think and discuss any issue without religion being brought in, these children unfortuntgely have suffered and will continue to do so. Kindly donot blame the people and government but your own philosphy and outlook.
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