Caste System, Facts and Fiction, Politics in India, Strikes and Protests


Though social backwardness in India appears to have come to an end and there seems to be no discrimination against certain castes, some politicians are creating an impression that some are let down even now!. Frankly speaking, the nation as a whole has to be proud of the fact that these castes which were suffering a lot not long ago, are way ahead of the so called “forward communities” who are facing discrimination inspite of their ‘eligibility’ (or, better performance).
As such, when some one from the so called, “Socially backward classes” complains about discrimination (or harassment) which prevented his promotion, inspite of his qualification and experience, the central govt. has to probe into the allegation to find out the truth.

Author: P U Krishnan

First things first. I am one of those retired chaps who are young at heart. I watch cricket matches and jump for joy when Tendulkar scores yet another century. I read newspapers and books too, though I am not crazy about them. I think I have a mind free from hatred and I owe it to the wonders of nature and music. I scribble something now and then and call myself a writer! Though I have settled in Ooty, a lovely hill station in Tamil Nadu—I must emphasize the fact that I was born and brought up in Tellicherry in North Kerala and studied in the good old Government Brennen College. Of and on, my mind goes back to my ancestral house at Tiruvangad in Tellicherry in front of an ancient Sri Ram temple. I am indebted to this wonderful place which inculcated in me a love for cricket and literature. But all said and done, I am an Indian first.

One Commnet on “Harassment?

  1. Caste and religion have been the handmaidens of politics for long. If we stop bothering about them and start giving opportunities to people for getting the best education and securing good jobs, caste and religion will stay where they ought to be: in the places of worship or wherever.

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