Last night I received an sms urging me to voice my opinion and send my vote against the proposed caste-based reservation in the medical colleges. I am personally very much against reservation in educational institutions, especially medical institutions. Rather if at all it should be based upon financial conditions of prospective candidates who have proved themselves meritorious in the entrance examinations. Casing point this news.
The current situation brings back shuddering images of young students setting themselves on fire during the agitation against the Mandal Commission proposals in the early ’90s. The currently agitating students who have come together all over the country under the ‘Youth For Equality’ banner are voicing their views on the web: Youth For Equality. I hope this movement grows much larger to represent the voices of the Indian youth, not just against Reservations but many more issues.