RSS is an organisation which has served our nation with true passion and dedication from last so many decades and is known for its khaki uniform and philosophy. The bizarre uniform is not the only thing that will make way for a more modern version in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). The organisation has recently said that the well-off don’t need quotas, citing this practice as a deviation from the thoughts of BR Ambedkar and the Constitution. It also recently called for equality of women and men, even going as far as to say that restrictions on women in temples are unfair. Whether due to necessity or conviction, these are welcome thoughts from an organisation that has been rigidly patriarchal and largely brahminical in its leadership hierarchy.
The call for a rethink on caste-based quotas comes not a moment too soon. Relatively well-off castes like the Jats in Haryana and the Patidars in Gujarat have been agitating, often violently, for a slice of the employment and economic pie when there is clearly no justification for such demands. On the issue of women, the RSS has not been known to espouse the cause of gender equality. This is clearly a plan to create a more inclusive Hindu society, but whatever the motive, these are steps in the right direction if seen through.
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