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Caste system prevalent from ages till today in this world is a major example of social evils that don’t only hinders the evolution of any society or country but also degrade it totally. Moreover the brutal caste laws practiced till today by higher caste people not only make the life of lower caste people hell but also sows the seeds of hatred , enmity , and distrust in each other’s hearts. And hence makes it hard for society to march on the path of progress and overall development.
Caste laws are just the creation and result of Brahmins deep cunning. As Brahmins are descendent of Aryans and Aryans came to India as conquerors Aryans subjugated the aborigines of India and with their power they suppressed the original inhabitants and gave to them the term “shudra”.
Utilizing their powers and brains to keep these original inhabitants passive they laid out various rules and regulations based on caste, creed and color and made them serve like their slaves. Caste laws made were severe and harsh and the one who violates was subjected to unbearable inhuman punishments and sometimes even to death.
According to these baseless laws the shudras can’t go to temples, they can’t sit with Brahmins, they don’t have the right to accumulate riches, they don’t have the right to study etc. Here I remember the same laws being practiced on Karan , and eklavya in Mahabharata. Where both were denied their rights because of belonging to inferior caste.
All this was done by Brahmins to establish themselves as vital and superior section of society and comparable to god. The power and status that Brahmins enjoy made them blind and unable to see the misery and pain of shudras. Their position forced them to forget the truth that “all creatures are creation of a single god and to make distinctions and practicing caste laws is a sin…. And by doing so they have even lost the right to call themselves humans”.
Even today these laws are being practiced. just to provide fair chance to all government enacted reservation policy for backward and deprived castes. When India got independence and constitution was framed reservation was provided with the aim of eradicating this evil and helping lower castes to evolve and not to forget reservation was provided with the fixed tenure of about 30 years but instead of lifting the lower castes this reservation system itself has become a nuisance. The reservation policies are erroneous. There are around 550 acknowledged tribes around 235 tribes have reservation. Some have single reservation, Some share reservation it’s so wildly distributed that it does not do justice to all.
As a result the growing demand for reservation by several communities is stirring the whole system and urging to find feasible ways for overall development.
I think that reservation can’t solve problems. By putting several castes, tribes and communities in the reservation category we ourselves are marking boundaries and making distinction on the basis of castes and hence giving strong base to caste driven society.
The only solution I think is to educate each and every individual, proper effort must be made to feed primary education to all. Government must lay stress on knowledge seeking and education rather than providing reservation to increase its vote bank. Because by providing reservation it’s giving another reason or factor I must say, to differentiate between the higher caste people and lower caste people because the reservation is based on caste and creed rather than on individuals’ capabilities and abilities.