Get rid of caste system

Thursday, May 25, 2006 Dr. Vishaal Bhat 0 Comments

Those who swear by caste should not crib about caste-based reservation as it is only a natural byproduct of the hierarchical caste system. There is no running away from the reality that so long as such a hierarchical caste system exists or is preserved by votaries of the caste system, caste-based reservation will continue.

The only way of eliminating caste-based reservation is by abolishing the caste system itself. One does not see a move in this direction, particularly from those who are discomfited by caste-based reservation. To establish a truly merit-based society in our country, the caste system should be abolished through suitable legislation. The question is whether political leaders and statesmen are up to the challenge.

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