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People who divide India by playing “Dalit Politics”, kindly pay attention!!! India has 1 Dalit President, 79 Dalit MPs, 543 Dalit MLAs

Author: Advithi
Publication: Postcard.news
Date:  January 26, 2018
URL:   http://postcard.news/people-divide-india-playing-dalit-politics-kindly-pay-attention-india-1-dalit-president-79-dalit-mps-543-dalit-mlas/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

It’s been 68 years the constitution which has been established now. But politics in the name of Dalits has not been stopped. Reservation is bane causing an obstacle for the upliftment of the society. Reservations are dividing the society in the name of castes and religions.

A nation should try to integrate all people into the developmental activities. There is no need to divide people as Dalits and non-Dalits. This division will create another form of caste structure. It is the duty of every nation to take its entire citizen on board, irrespective of differences in caste or religion. We are speaking of creating a caste-less society, and why shall we think of creating new divisions.

The first citizen of India, the President of India is a Dalit himself. And the opposition alleges that BJP is a party opposing the Dalits. BJP alone consists of 40 Dalit MP’s and the whole of India got a total of 79 Dalit MP’s consisting of all the parties. Apart from this, there are 543 Dalit MLA’s belonging to different states all over India. In spite of these it is alleged that Dalits do not get what they deserve and they do not get an opportunity in the society!!The government has reserved a certain percentage of votes for the Dalits in the educational institutions as well based designations of jobs.

Reservations were mainly for the upliftment of the scheduled caste and scheduled tribes in India. Earlier the government had reserved 27% of the seats in higher education for the backward castes. At present, the situations are such that every caste and creed in India is getting down to the streets demanding for reservation facility. They are destroying the peace and harmony in the respective states.

The Supreme Court in decision about the Reservation facility has announced that the government is not supposed to provide a more of 50% reservation to the backward castes in any sector. But in spite of the order given by the Supreme Court, the government has crossed the margin of 50% and several cases have been registered in this regard. There have been several talks on abolishing the reservation facility but action has been taken in order to completely end this curse to the society.

Dalits are no longer the distressed, depraved and discriminated. They are certainly not, in fact, they are the most privileged perhaps the most sought-after class. The benefits of being a Dalit are enviable, prompting even non-Dalits to procure false caste-certificates to avail numerous reservations and relaxations.

To stop them from becoming habitual privilege-seeker individuals and families, all the reservations should first be interpreted on financial stability basis and then gradually withdrawn to ensure their self-sufficiency and self-esteem.

Reservation system and its history:

The idea of caste-based reservation system was envisioned by William Hunter and Jyoti Rao Phule in various forms in 1882 and implemented by Chhatrapati Sahuji in 1901. The term was changed to “Depressed Class” in 1932 by Ambedkar and later to “Scheduled Caste/Tribes” during the framing of the constitution in 1950. The idea was that a vast majority of the poor were from a very small caste group and they needed a social network so that they can be accommodated into society as full-fledged members.

It is important to note that this part of the reservation was for electoral rights first (to guarantee political representation – Poona Act ‘35) and an education/job rights issue second. Also note that education was made free in these early attempts so that poverty does not hinder their education by these early efforts. If not for Dr.Ambedkar’s efforts, even this would not have come through during Independence. Ambedkar remains an icon for minority causes even today and is revered because of this.
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