Welcomed back on the blog 🙂
Launched for quite a long time now, the debate about the electoral reform is growing in intensity, with one of the main concerns being the BLS (Best Loser System). Very briefly, the BLS ensures that all different communities/religions are equally represented in the national assembly. I’m not going into details simply because I must admit that I am not too interested in these political stuffs, which most often turn dirty at the end.
However a few days ago, the need for a new population survey, especifically the appartenance to a community was raised, given that the current BLS is based on a survey carried out in 1972. So, the question about carrying out a new survey is now being highly debated on the media.
Let’s put it simple, if a survey of this kind is carried out, each of you will need to declare if you are a hindu, muslim, christian and so on… Even if you are of hindu/muslim or some other beliefs and you also go to the temple on sundays, you still be required to choose if you consider yourself as a christian or a hindu or a muslim or etc …
As far as I’m concerned, I say it loud and clear, I’m a Mauritian and proud to be one. Period.
And there’s a inner feeling that tells me that even if some of you strictly (or not) follow some religious beliefs, you probably agree with me, you consider yourself a Mauritian even before thinking about anything else.