Caste in India
Caste is distinguishing certain sects of people on the basis of their assumed purity or social status. This system was efficient in the ancient times but is now a bane in the modern times. I am going to show how caste system in India affects the society through the practice of reservation in educational institutions and in government institutions.
The history of reservation goes on like this, the idea of caste based reservation system was envisioned by William Hunter and Jyotirao Phule in various forms in 1882 and implemented by Chatrapati 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. This was done then to elevate the social condition of the backward and the oppressed class. In the current times this practice has received a lot of flak due to the reason that this practice of reservation is exploited by the rich for their own personal uses. As time went on a lot of petitions has been put forward to stop the practice of reservation. The problem in ending reservation is that the people who really need it will not be able to reap the benefits of reservation. One of the reasons why reservation is still practiced is the reason that the poor people who actually get reserved would reap its benefits and would help in developing their communities and thus help.
There is a reason why reservation is still going on even though it was only supposed to be imposed for a period of ten years, and that reason is that the oppressed communities deserve to be treated equally as the other higher castes. The future of India shouldn’t be held back from the practices of ancient times.