[Recieved this as email.Written by Chaya Ganesh ]
Sun is rising as usual in the east .I am standing here outside the school, waiting for my 10 yr kid. He studies is class 2. Only this year he could get admission into the school. For the last 5 yrs admissions were closed for the general category students.
School bell rings. I can see a lot of happy children coming out of the gate, i waited for half an hour and my kid came at last after other children. Genaral students are not allowed to cross the gate unless other OBC/SC/ST students have crossed the gates.
OBC/SC/ST fathers drive away their children in classy cars. But I have to walk back home with my kid a 5 km stretch. I lost my car some years back when Govt. came with a rule that general people have to deposit a tax equal to cost of their cars . Failing which i had to sell the car.
As far as buses are concerned, the seats in buses are reserved for OBC/SC/ST . So no place there also. After walking some 5km in scorching heat i finally reached home.
It was wednesday … shit , no electricity. Every mon, wed, thu, sat is power cut in the houses of General category population . So that SC/ST/OBC can be uplifted by providing them with every opportunity and in that consideration electricity is an important factor.Its 10:00 pm in night no electricity at home.Its very hot inside the four walls of home .So i dare to step out in park with my wife and kid.
I seated myself with my family on a secluded bench in garden. It washardly 5 min .. a guard came to us strolling in the park.He asked me what caste you belong to. I said with some hesitation .. G..General. He asked me to pay a fine of Rs.200 and get out of the park. My Fault… The bench i was sitting on was meant for again the SC/ST/OBC . for their upliftment peace of mind is on essential things. So govt came with this decision to reserve benches for them.Kudos to them…
Its early in the morning …the newspaper wala just knocked the door, took the newspaper and started reading .., its independence day . i never used to forget this days some 20 yrs back. My kid hardly knows wat 15th august is,because i never told him any stories of greatness of our
country or anything realted to country.
I don’t feel like telling him the failures after freedom. On front page of newspaper, in a corner their is a news about a OBC member getting 6 months impriosonment in “BAL SUDHAR GRAHA” from a juvenile court for murdering and raping a six year old girl .Yes the rules
have been amended ,since the last 5 years.The Culprit was a 25 year old OBC so
age relaxation was provided for trial of crime. So he was taken to juvenile court, since there is an age relaxation for OBC/SC/ST.
About 11 am some one gave me the BAD news about demise of one of my neighbour and friend Mr.Mehta. I went to his house for condolence next day, his body was lying there still rotting in the heat.I asked his son about the Cremation. His son told me “Many reserved category have diedyesterday so we are not getting entry to creamtion ground ” . This rule is the latest from Govt.Where the seats in creamtion ground will be reserved for SC/ST/OBC for their upliftment. Finally next day Mehta ji wascreamted. i could see sun seeting through the Flames burning alibarated Body, liberated from caste n creed. I was surprised sun still sets in the west.?
It was about 9 pm , i was about to sleep in my bed my son came to me with innocence in his eyes , inquisitively he asked me the question what is reservation?i asked him where u listened that he suddenly burst in tears .. i asked him to keep..quietBut i could listenthrough his sobs “mujhe bhi reservation chahiye (i too want reservation)”. How can i convince him its no other toy in the market i can get for him? He kept cryin that night, claiming many of “his classmates have got reservation”.To make him quiet i said ok , ill buy you reservation at your next B’day.HOPE he understands the bloody concept soon .
Bye Bye India
Seems to be exactly what’s been planned……