I wish I were a daughter of a backward parent
I wish I was born a daughter to the parents belonging to Backward Tribe. I would then, never have to worry so much about my future. I can be sure of one officer’s post reserved for me by the ever considerate Government, with possession of mere minimum qualification. I am more than happy to be referred to, as ‘Backward’ by my Government, though I hate to hear it at the elite parties. Nevertheless, I don’t mind their remarks because I know their so called ‘advance status’ will not get them ahead of me, however intelligent and well qualified they are. They may be well educated and well trained from the best institutions and academies in the country, but what good will their best qualification benefit them in Nagaland, against the ‘Reservation policy’ and ‘Backdoor policy’ of the good old government. Sooner or later, their best qualification will be compromised to taking up some petty small jobs. While I , with a mere eligible qualification could join state administrative services and other white color jobs like EAC, DSP, and the likes., through competitive examination, oh sorry, competitive exams are not meant for us, but the Advance Tribe! As for me, I can be directly recruited by the recruiting authority through special recruitment policy and get the same status and remunerations as those who were recruited through various stages of tests and examinations. After all who cares about the procedures of recruitment, once on job, everybody holding the same designation is equal whether backward or forward. If I don’t understand the priorities of my job, I can always ask my intelligent subordinates belonging to forward tribes. I hope, one day I could answer my friends’ remarks that, the one they referred to as ‘backward’, now governs their so called Advance Tribes. When I am promoted to higher chair, I could be posted at the state Capital or some well connected cities in the state to render my service to the forward people and they in turn shall serve my so called backward people. In this way, I see better Nagaland, the home of equality among all tribes.
I would be really blessed that I belong to the fairer sex. If 37% reservation and special recruitment policy is not enough for my backwardness, I could stress on 33% reservation for being a women. God created all men equal, in His own image and therefore women deserved equal treatment with man in every aspect of life, be it professionally or domestically. We all know that women are softer, gentler and emotionally weaker, hence the Women Empowerment to uplift the status of women in the society. In the bus, boys vacate their seats for me; in auto, I get better seat; I get a chance to travel long distances with my boyfriend, as my parents are concerned when I travel with fellow girlfriends; I can break long queues from any side in banks, booking counters etc., and nobody will say nothing. I would dress appropriately, and go to my bosses, whenever there are heavy and extensive duties outskirt the main cities, and convince them that women are not man, and suggest some of my male colleagues to go. Likewise, I could talk to my people on women’s job at the society level. But what confuses me most is that; when I go out at night, why would I want my brother to accompany me, though I know that nothing is going to happen to me?; or when we go to Dzükou Valley, how did our male friends carry all our bags and still climb ahead of us?; or while crossing rivers, why would I like to hold hands of some male friends rather than my female friends? One question always haunted me, “Are men and women equal in everything?”. Well, I pacify myself with the thought that men and women have two different roles to play, and if one tries to play the role of another, then comes the Advisory Board! Nagaland is, indeed, the “Land of Opportunities”.
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