New Delhi: Once again the team of Satyamev Jayate was on target. It might be a hard fact to digest for urban Indians that the practice of untouchability is still prevalent in a nation that eyes to become one of the super-powers by the end of current decade, but shows like Satyamev Jayate is a reality check for them.
The debate regarding the caste system is not a new thing; its been happening for years, and different pressure groups have come up with some solutions too, but these answers couldnt curb the demon.
However, one thing has been done; people who were very open about their apparent superiority are not so extrovert now, especially in unfavourable conditions. But this has led to a silent discrimination which is much more effective than open boycott. At least, you know your opposition in the previous case.
Things have become nasty in the past due to the violent clashes between different mindsets towards the caste system. Those who have seen Stalin Ks documentary India Untouched would understand that the film hints towards the origin of the issue, which as per the film is the control of resources. He says on the show that inter-caste marriages can be an answer to untouchability, but this seems to be a very simplified answer, because why would a resourceful person marry his or her daughter or son to someone who is not so resourceful, if there is no mutual love involved....