- Jun 2014
- New Delhi, India
Like Valenceband said, the difference is in ways one wants to achieve this. Even if Ambedkar had not asked his followers to change their religion, caste differences were/are bound to disappear in the course of time. It is a part of the Indian Constitution and there is a strong law against it. What did change for those people? The word lower castes has been replaced by Buddhists. Other than that there is no change in their status.how then is the caste conflict the gift of Dr Ambedkar? he did not create this evil system, and it appears you blame him for trying to change it.
please explain also how it is his fault and not the fault of those who still to this day go around beating and killing those of the lower castes- evidence if any were needed that people just like the good Dr Ambedkar are necessary, because without them people like you will sit back and complacently say 'the caste system will change, give it time (funnily enough , you know what i have noticed about these people who say the caste system will naturally change, almost of its own accord, and that higher-caste Indians will gradually give up their advantages- do you know, these people are never of the lower castes, what a coincidence that is.....)
I think the course of the last 75 years suggest that the caste system will not change unless people actively campaign to change it, and I think to blame Dr Ambedkar for current caste conflict is a rather nasty slur undeserved by a very great man who did his best to help those less fortunate
Who kills the lower castes? Brahmins do not do it. Mostly, it is the 'Other Backward Castes', who are in competition with the lower castes for political power, who exploit them at the village level. Why blame the Upper castes for it? Reservations based on castes entrenched caste system in India. It should have been based on economic condition of the person. The advantages are with the lower castes, the lower the better. What advantages do the Upper Castes have other than being refused in education and jobs even when they may be better qualified. And does it help the poor? No. The creamy layer now stands at Rs.10 lacs/year (Creamy layer: above which the reservations do not apply). The real poor people cannot even dream of such income (Rupees 83,333 per month). And remember, there are many ways in which the income can be concealed.
IMHO, the Caste System will not change till the government continues to recognizes castes officially, as it does now. On one hand, you recognize castes and on the other you want the differences to be eradicated. That is unworkable, that is ironic. The current system has not helped the poor people in the last 70 years. And, Inshallah, I am sure, Modi and Shah will be able to do it before their term expires.