The menace of casteism never existed in Hindu society prior to Mughal and Euro-British invasions. We had Varna system based on Guna-s that used to be allocated in Gurukula-s by Guru-s based of characteristics of pupils, used to be inter-changeable, every Varna commanded equal respect and status in society, inter-Varna matrimonial alliances based on compatibility of Guna-s were liberally in vogue and majority of Kings/rulers were non-Brhaman-s.
Invaders declared profession/occupation based communities as various castes and seeded inter-community malice and rancour, now known as caste-tensions.
Our pseudo-freedom fighters and fathers of the Constitution continued with the legacy by stipulating reservations. Since they were great ‘visionaries’, they could not perceive the fact that such doles are invariably infinite in nature due to human greed, avarice and love for status quo irrespective of legal injunctions.
So reservation was one of the first nutraceuticals provided to nourish casteism. Later vitamins, minerals and other nutrients in the form of caste-census, caste specific welfare schemes, caste based vote bank strategies, caste based promotions etc. were added to strengthen it. Now RSS Chief advises so-called upper castes to bear with it for another 200 years !! That’s not really doing justice at all. Let there be 100% reservations for another 1000 years to punish those responsible for their caste based backwardness !!
And then politicians preach and pontificate people to shun casteism. No politician has so far been challenged live on TV channels as to who is in reality responsible for the growing caste menace. People must become ultra vigilant, call their bluff and conspiratorial designs earliest possible.