If you’re a regular reader of The Dehradun Post, then you would be aware that what we are against is anything sham. Sham is anything that is not what it is purported to be.
We see the comments of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) about reservation in India, as sham.
Why? As they are usually not what they purport to be.
Take for instance, BJP’s parent organisation RSS latest comment on Reservation in India.
In its mega event yesterday, RSS said: The Affluent should let go reservation for the sake of Weaker sections.
The statement is nothing but a sham.
If the statement is simplified, then it simply means the affluent sections among reserved categories must not avail their right of reservation.
Why we think it’s a sham statement.
As it tries to present a picture, where the weaker sections are being deprived of reservation simply because the affluent are encroaching on their right.
Which is a fallacy, as even the reserved seats often go unfilled.
That said, the basic fundamental of reservation system in India is not ‘Poor’ or ‘weaker section’.
The criterion for reservation in India is social discrimination.
What does this mean? This means that a General category person doesn’t become entitled to reservation merely because he/she is poor or less privileged or sees himself/herself as poor. If there’s no social discrimination, there can be no reservation.
When so-called cultural organisations such as RSS, exhort the Nation to have debate on reservation, they seem to have some ulterior motive. Simply because reservation in its current form is not doing any bad for the reserved categories. Hence, what improvement the RSS expects!
To conclude, RSS calls itself a cultural organization; when in reality it keeps raising contentious political topics for its political wing, the BJP. This is not good, as only a political organisation can be held accountable for its public stands. In short, RSS should not go public with BJP’s views about reservation system in India.