Friday, March 18, 2011

Best Reservation for Women

The public transports for Mumbai are Local trains and Best buses. Democratic republic government of India has a policy of Reservation for all the public domain for deprived class. Women are considered to have disadvantages as dominated by men; the government has introduced reservations for women in local trains and best buses. This provides a general convenience to all women, who face problems while travelling at peak time. Mostly men have not at all any problem of having reservations for women. But certainly they are not so happy with the situation. The main arguments are
- Women should occupy the reserved seats first.
- In case if no reserved seats are available then go for general seats.
With these arguments, it is unacceptable for them that women can occupy on general seat if the reserved seats are vacant. Further, the situation worsens if the guys are standing and there are still vacant seats for women and few women are occupying seat in general.
On the other hand, gals don't give a damn what men's are thinking. They find seats easily and of course they don't mind.
I don't want to argue on either side of debate. But I feel people often miss the few points in this debate and associate too much with personal experience.

The fundamental law for reservation is:
The quota is limited for the people who are addressed, and the remaining positions are for all people.
If we look closely to the above statement, the second part is more interesting, "for all", that means all the people including the one who are qualified for the quota.
But few men feel that the system is discriminating and find women are taking undue advantage of the situation.
My points are:
- If someone wants to opt out for quota, then it is their fundamental right not to take advantage of quota system.
- In case, if someone see the general seat, then they should occupy it first, so that the other girls who will enter after the bus is full will get the reserved seat. So girls have higher social concerns oven guys.
Arguments on either side may not satisfy all people unless we have the equal resources with human population.