Either it is Nazism, or slavery in United States or caste system in India, they are all based in promotion of one’s own kind at the cost of other kind. While it is easy to find fault with human gene for group discrimination, I am not sure if our disposition towards ill treatment of women is also genetic in nature or whether it comes wholly from religion and traditions. Whether the roots lie in our animal ancestry or in our religion and traditions, it is generally agreed that most of these discriminations get their legitimacy from the way society influences its individuals.
Is it also the same reason why we go on banning books, movies and plays because we think we are incapable of dealing with such topics in our adult social life? Is it the same reason why Mamta Bannerjee takes up the role of a censor board banning newspapers in public libraries and arresting those who send cartoons that ridicule her?
I am not sure where these kids would learn to treat women as an individual with equal rights, overcome their caste based discrimination, and combat their prejudice against other religions? If not in school, where else? If undergraduate program is also seen as too early, I am not sure when these Indians would grow up to tackle and face these ‘uncomfortable’ topics?