After reading a lot of posts about reservation and stuff here are some random thoughts that i had.
1. To quell the ongoing protests the government simply has to declare that the remaining 50% seats in all colleges will be reserved only for the upper castes. Then the OBC and others might try to get fake caste certificates. Well, there is no guarentee that fake certificates is not happening now.
2. No government will do anything that even seemingly looks like forward caste appeasing (point 1 above). They will naturally loose power. And as they say, "power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely".
3. Most importantly we are now suffering the ill effects of our previous generation's reluctance to vote. If the entire forward castes had voted regularly, then they would have also been considered as a vote bank. They did not put faith in the democractic system of the country and thus are now being screwed. Moral of the story : Whether you are highly educated or whatever, VOTE. In a democracy that is the only way to make your voice heard. And please do not ask silly questions like "what will happen ? Anyway everyone is bad" and stuff.
Posted by Shyam Krishnaswamy at 1:05 PM