It is one of the topics for the elocution that has been recently conducted. Till a few hours back, I have never thought of the topic but a speech spurred me on. I think that men and women should be treated differently but equally. I have been thinking of 33% reservation for women. I don`t see any point of continuing it in today`s world. Back in 1947, there was a lot of imbalance between men and women which demanded women be given some reservations. But now there is little to choose between men and women. Women are at least the equals of men in intellect and are even better than them as quoted by a speaker. If that is the case, why should they be given reservations? Their oppression before 100 years is mentioned and all the evil practices like sati, child marriage and female infanticide are taken into account and made reasons for which they should be treated with special respect now.
Should any of you be hanged or punished for the sin which your great great grand father has committed? Then why should men be deprived of what they deserve, just because centuries ago their ancestors have oppressed women? If that is the case the quote “Hard work is the key to success” should be modified “Gender is the key to success”. If a guy gives a better performance than a gal, on what grounds can he be denied admission? If there are 100 seats in an institution,50 boys and 50 girls topped the exam. And 33% reservation to gals means only 16 boys will get through. How harsh on the other 34 boys who were denied a seat just because they are born in India as males.
I think that reservation should be only given to those based on their economic status but not on the arrangement of chromosomes. There are atrocities committed against women even today. But the weak are always targeted. Not every woman in the street is bound to be exploited. It is mostly the poor who is taken advantage of. So we should try to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor. Fortunately the Government has not passed an act that all MNC`s in India should make sure 33% of their employees are women. If that were the case, I would not have been pursuing an IT course . That could have been the only silver lining.
P.S.1. Those who disagree with me can comment and I will be more than happy to try n change their viewpoint.
P.S.2. Last 7 days, I have seen 5 movies…broke my previous record
P.S.3. It would have been nice if IIIT has 33% reservation for gals every four years so that no batch is disappointed. But that would lead to a lot of competition I guess and many more Tysons ( courtesy: Happy Days mov)