Say for example I am a vegetarian and my son wants to play with a child who is a Non – Vegetarian. How will we handle this situation?
Sure you can go to his home. Maybe you don’t need to eat Non – Veg, but you can definitely drink a cup of water or even a coffee. Training our current generation child plays a very important role in eliminating such differences and to enable our economy become even more powerful.
RESPECT THE CULTURE OF NON – BRAHMINS (Includes all forms of caste from all parts of India)
One has to understand that if Brahmins had rituals in the form of “Yagna” which is fire based rituals, there are thousands of other communities that had other kind of festivals and rituals. Do you want to miss these., just because you are categorised.
PROMOTE RESERVATION BUT NOT BY USING TERMS LIKE GEN/OC/OBC/SC AND ST BUT BY USING THE WORD EEO - - - EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
This is a very tricky discussion. I personally feel, RESERVATION should est especially for the UNDERPRIVILEGED till India attains 100% literacy.
INTER CASTE MARRIAGE WILL NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM
Many have said that inter caste marriage will solve the problem, but I don’t accept this. As I have said, every caste in India is unique in terms of their life style and culture and nothing can be qued as either superior or interior as compared to others. So even an inter caste marriage will result in disputes to show the inferiority and superiority amongst others.
Rakesh Dhas, mechanical engineer
The best way to eliminate this social e l is Inter-caste marriage.
I don't know how many will agree but in majority parts this is areal issue.Inter caste marriage are forbidden and severe actions are taken (such as honor killing, bride murder etc.) if it happens.
So the society should first treat everyone as equal.If you are ag inst inter caste marriage that means clearly you are supporting the age old e l and this also proves the need of Quota.
And lastly generation also matters a lot.Our elder generation are not open minded than younger ones. So as we all know "TIME IS THE BEST MEDICINE",as time passes i am pretty sure this e l will be wiped out from our holy motherland..
The solution is very simple - Parents need to stop teaching and passing on casteism to their children.
A new born is as pure as God, knows nothing and accepts everything as told. Once parents stop teaching their kids that they are downtrodden as their parents are from downtrodden caste OR that they are superior to everyone else due to their parent being from superior caste, THEN kids will not associate their worth with their caste.
This is already happening in several families - where parents are teaching their kids about work and success and not caste. Many people who study or work abroad learn that caste does not est in practicality and you earn money based solely on merit. Caste which does not give food to eat, cloth to wear, shelter over the head - but only messes up the mind. When they return to India, they find casteism illogical and hence are vocal supporters of merit. With this education, increasingly, we witness how several people of today’s generation are ag inst casteism and are vocal about how illogical it is.
But the issue is -
1.Will a low caste parent dare to not pass on his inferiority complex to his child?
2.Will a high caste parent dare to not pass on his superiority complex to his child?
Devika B S
I believe that the caste sy em in India can be easily removed if everyone or most people want it to be done. It can be done in the following manner
1.Stop Revealing Your Caste - “What is your caste?” is a common question. I wonder why people bother to answer this question. I always say that I do not belong to any caste. People should stop revealing the caste when searching for a house rent or just having a casual talk. If a person who asks this question gets such a reply twice, he or she won't ask this a third time.
2.Removing surname from caste - This is a subdivision of the first one. (Edit: I do not intend to say that all people having a caste surname are very castiest in nature. I have friends and even family members with caste surnames. And many of them are very broad minded. I guess that caste surnames will cease to be important if people are ‘equal in their minds' which is my next point. )
3.Be equal in your mind - The problem with the caste sy em is that the people are mentally sl ves to it. The lower caste unnecessarily gives respect to the upper caste for no apparent reason other than birth. Stop this mentality. This unnecessary subordination of people to another group of people just on basis of birth is what created this complex sy em. First believe that you are neither superior nor inferior to anyone by birth.
4.Stop advertising for same caste partners during marriages - This is so sick. However educated a person is ( education here refers to college degrees and foreign exposure etc not mental education), the person still wants to have a partner from the same caste and subcaste.
5.Be fair - While giving jobs, be fair and stop favouring people from your caste or re gion. It must definitely be on basis of pure merit.
6.Finally remove reservation - Often people who are from well to do backgrounds and have not faced any form of discrimination use the reservation sy em thus depriving this from people who really need it.
Basically, the quality of a country depends upon the people living in it. Discrimination can be removed only via active participation of people. But if majority still wishes to keep the sy em, nothing can be done about it.