Reservation is an overcoming mechanism to bring equality in the picture. But, rather than targeting the problem it has ended up becoming a mere a tool for vote-bank politics.
Instead of breaking the barriers of castes, it widens the gap between them. The uplifting of poor has to be done irrespective of caste. If one is poor, they will need subsidized education first which can help them come out from the clusters of financial flux. Providing them with the higher chance of getting into a premium university is not a judicious way to help them.
Even in institutes like IIM and IIT, there are almost 50% or more reservation for lower caste. It becomes unfair for the brilliant students and this reservation policy is allowing less meritorious students to get into leading institutes where they are unable to compete on a leveled ground.
The problem is that we already have a mindset that ‘reservations are the solution for the economic growth’. But, in reality, we fail to realize that there are better solutions which don’t destroy the Indian economy and education system.
Caste is a complex affair which is too sensitive to be involved in a rational debate. The caste based reservations are unfair in any economy. Hence, abolishing such reservations will surely bring stability and equality in India.