Archive for the ‘Caste System’ Category

If This Is Not Slavery, What Is?

Times Of India reports Seven Dalits — Bideshi Nayak, Ramachandra, Sudama, Nilakantha, Sakhi, Sanju and Puspalata Nayak — were ostracised from Goruala village near Puri for refusing to beat drums in a temple — a practice that their forefathers had been doing for ages. Though about three months have passed since they were ostracised, there […]

February 5, 2009 · Ajit · No Comments
Posted in: Caste, Caste System

It’s turn of upper caste to suffer

IBN reports While Salve had strong opposition to the Central Educational Institution (Reservation for Admission) Act, 2006, senior advocate K Parasaran, appearing for the Tamil Nadu Government said: “They (upper caste) dominated for centuries and now they should suffer.” Is that the idea behind reservations? Retribution? Dumb advocate doesn’t know why reservations are there in […]

February 5, 2009 · Ajit · No Comments
Posted in: Caste, Caste System

Untouchability is Aparthied

Recently Manmohan singh compared Untouchability to aparthied. Seeking to make a distinction between the problems faced by Dalits in India and those faced by minorities in all societies, Singh said the dalits faced a unique discrimination with Apartheid being the only parallel to untouchability. “Even after 60 years of Constitutional and legal protection and support, […]

January 5, 2007 · Ajit · 21 Comments
Posted in: Caste, Caste System, dalit, untouchability

Khairlanji Massacre

Shivam has the entire story of the Khairlanji Massacre. Surekha and Priyanka were stripped, paraded naked, beaten black and blue with bicycle chains, axes and bullock cart pokers. They were publicly gang raped until they died. Some raped them even after that, and finally, sticks and rods were shoved into their genitals. In the meantime, […]

November 3, 2006 · Ajit · 9 Comments
Posted in: Caste, Caste System, dalit

Creamy Layer…What about them?

Ever Since the Supreme Court made the decision about Creamy Layer from SC/ST being excluded from the purview of benefits of reservation, Creamy layer is doing its round of news and analysis. To understand what and who is a creamy layer go here. Seems like almost all the political parties are united in their stand […]

October 24, 2006 · Ajit · 19 Comments
Posted in: Caste, Caste System, Quota Reservations, Reservations

I am Dalit. How are you?

Link Via Shivam Most people won’t believe this unless they see it with their own eyes. This video made me sad.

October 13, 2006 · Ajit · 39 Comments
Posted in: Caste, Caste System, dalit

Should we identify ourselves with our caste?

There is a discussion at The Other India that I have been a part of and some interesting points stand out from the whole discussion. I wish to ponder about one point made by suresh about losing your identity based on caste. While I agree that it is nobody’s business to tell anybody how to […]

August 29, 2006 · Ajit · 9 Comments
Posted in: Caste, Caste System, India

Untouchability in Nepal? Shocking!!!

This article came as a shocker to me. Didn’t know Nepal had the same evil caste system as India. Some of the highlights of the article are: 1. Public Taps for so called ‘upper caste people’ throughout the village, Dalits forced to fetch drinking water from river 2. Dalit women trashed for touching a public […]

August 22, 2006 · Ajit · One Comment
Posted in: Caste, Caste System

Caste System – Ambedkar and Annihilation of Caste

Over the last couple of days I have been looking to see if there are/were any social movements to abolish the caste system. I started surfing the net and came accross a very interesting document and that is Ambedkar’s Annihilation Of Caste (AOC). This was a speech that Ambedkar had prepared when asked to preside […]

July 20, 2006 · Ajit · 17 Comments
Posted in: Caste, Caste System, India

Caste Sytem – Why is no one talking about abolishing it?

What does abolishing the caste system mean? What does abolishing the caste system means? To some it means raising the level of backward caste to the same level of other castes so that they are all equal. To me that is not correct. That is a soceity were caste system exists and all castes are […]

July 18, 2006 · Ajit · 14 Comments
Posted in: Caste, Caste System, India