Watch the burning of 50 Dalit Houses in Lathor , Dist. Bolagir in Orissa (Orissa Caste Atrocity). The dreams are burnt so easily, luckily someone recorded the program on his mobile. While the whereabouts of that person are still not known, somebody says he might have been beaten! Readers please find time to send this video to as many as possible. Also you may like to protest here by writing comments..>>

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It is another election season, and we have the explosion of caste analysis in the media. Everything is about caste permutation and combination, caste vote banks, etc. Many “progressive-minded” Indians think that caste politics is the bane of India. If it were not for the politicians who are stoking the fire of caste, India would be tearing ahead to be a part of the developed world, à la China.

Sample the speculation before the release of the Congress Party manifesto that it would have reservation for the oppressed castes in the private sector. From the fearful prognosis, it seemed that a tsunami of soul-numbing “quotas” was going to be unleashed which would gobble up an otherwise meritorious India, and which would leave nothing but an economic Stone Age in its wake!

But what is farcical and dangerous in this analysis is the failure to recognise the biggest elephant in the room: caste, possibly one of the most abhorrent mechanisms devised by human beings to oppress other human beings. The greatest tragedy of India is the shocking silence about caste. Caste in India is like air, it is what you breathe but yet you cannot “see” it — an oppressive system that is not even recognised as generating oppression.

Whenever the issue of caste is raised, it is alleged that it is a nefarious design to divide an otherwise united Hindu community, and a problem that is internal to it. But this argument is itself a key tool in producing silences around caste. How is it a “Hindu problem” when Islam, Christianity and Sikhism in India are equally bedevilled by the monster of caste? What makes an “upper caste” Kerala Syrian Christian or a Goan Catholic revel in their supposed Brahmin origins, the ashraf Muslims to refuse to interact with, or marry a pasmanda Muslim, and caste divisions within Sikhs erupt in violence even outside the shores of India?

The irony of spewing venom on caste politics is that it is mainly politics that has delivered some limited empowerment and mobility to the oppressed castes, through reservations in Parliament, Assemblies, and in government jobs and public education. Dalit political struggles and the oppressor’s need to acknowledge the power of the oppressed in an electoral democracy, even if only symbolically, have given India a President, a Speaker of Parliament, and a Chief Justice from the Dalit communities.

But there is a mammoth and unbridgeable gap between caste in the political sphere, and caste in the cultural sphere and the private economic sector. There is some visibility in the former, which attracts derision (think Ms. Mayawati), and a deafening silence in the latter which leads to erasure. Of course, the latter is not legally mandated to accommodate the oppressed.

It is derision that leads Chetan Bhagat, the voice of the Indian youth, to ask: “When we choose a mobile network, do we check whether Airtel or Vodafone belong to a particular caste? No, we simply choose the provider based on the best value or service. Then why do we vote for somebody simply because he belongs to the same caste as us?” It is absolutely true that we do not necessarily check the caste of an MNC owner, but Mr. Bhagat does not go onto ask: if caste is irrelevant, then why is it often the only thing that matters in marriage, the crucial ritual in the reproduction of society?

It is silence that leads Mr. Ravi Shastri to respond to the question of a domination of cricket in India till recently by Brahmin players with the answer: “it’s a coincidence” and players are picked not because “they are Brahmins but because they’re Indians.”

American parallel

Is it also a coincidence that Dalits and other marginalised castes are equally and shockingly absent in other most lucrative and prominent sections of the society, the corporate sector, Bollywood, television, etc.? In a Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) survey of 315 important decision-makers in 37 Delhi-based publications and television channels, not one was found to be a Dalit or Adivasi, and only four per cent of them were Other Backward Classes. And capitalism is not casteless as Mr. Bhagat thinks. India’s 65 billionaires are emphatically savarna, and many come from just one caste! Where are the Muhammad Alis, Michael Jordans, Tiger Woods, Carl Lewis, Michael Jacksons, Oprah Winfreys, Denzel Washingtons and Serena Williams (the list is endless) of the Dalits? The African-Americans have similar histories of slavery and oppression as the Dalits, and even if their general condition is vastly inferior to the white population, American society has provided the conditions for the emergence of black icons who are celebrated..

 

Source: The Hindu

(Nissim Mannathukkaren is with Dalhousie University, Canada. E-mail: nmannathukkaren@dal.ca)

 


The recent analysis shows that if Dalits and Muslim unite and vote for a candidate, they could lead the nation. They can elect the Prime Minister of India by shear voting. This is the beauty of Democracy in India. The  tyranny of castist and fundamentalist Indians is increasing on these peripheral groups. Their unreasonable support is making ultra religious organisations strong.

Considering the both sections  resource-less and poor, the unity in Elections is the only way. Some smart thinking should go in  Muslim masses, as we read in UP territory…

 

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6-year-old PhD scholar of the University of Hyderabad (UoH) committed suicide by consuming poison at his hostel on the campus in Gachibowli on Sunday, leading to a four-hour protest by students.

The victim was identified as M Venkatesh alias Venkateshwarulu, 26, from Lingampally village in Ranga Reddy district. The PhD second-year student was carrying out research at the Defence Research and Development Organization — supported Advanced Centre for Research in High Energy Materials on the campus.

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The Supreme Court held three doctors — Dr Balram Prasad, Dr Sukumar Mukherjee and Dr Baidyanath Haldar — guilty of negligence in treating Anuradha, who had contracted a rare skin disease. Prasad and Mukherjee have been directed to pay Rs 10 lakh each to Saha, while Halder will pay Rs 5 lakh. AMRI hospital, where Anuradha’s maltreatment took place, would have to pay the remaining Rs 5.71 crore.

Pic01: Merit Doctors found negligent

Pic01: Merit Doctors found negligent

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When Sachin Tendulkar started out, Anil Gurav was Mumbai’s brightest star, offering him tips and once a bat. As Sachin calls it a day, Bharat Sundaresan meets the man who disappeared into the shadows.

Former Mumbai cricketer and a Sachin confidant, Rajesh Sutar, remembers that everyone from Achrekar’s nets thought it would be Gurav among them who would go on to play for India. “He was called the Viv Richards of Mumbai at that point. Even Sachin used to admire his batting a lot,” Sutar says.

They also remember that he had the audacity to overrule coach Achrekar’s stringent rules and continue playing tennis-ball tournaments.

Mangesh Bhalekar, another noted maidan coach, remembers people bunking work to watch Gurav take an opposition attack apart.

Even as Sachin began stealing some of his thunder, Gurav remained the star of Mumbai’s upcoming batting talent, representing Bombay Schools and the Bombay U-19 team.

Talking about the time he lent Sachin his bat, Gurav says: “I was his captain at Sassanian (the cricket club). He wanted to use my bat but was too shy to ask me directly. The request came through Ramesh Parab (now the international scorer at Wankhede), and I told Sachin he could use it provided he made a big score. He said, ‘I will sir’, and went on to score a century with my SG bat,” he says.

A deep breath later, his stained teeth breaking into a huge smile, Gurav says: “Imagine Sachin called me ‘sir’ back then.”

Gurav’s highest score came for Bombay Schools, 135, in a crunch match, where he overshadowed the likes of Sulakshan Kulkarni, the current Mumbai coach, and a few others who would go on to play Ranji Trophy.

His story, of course, would take a completely different tangent. And as he fell from grace, it would coincide with the rise of Sachin.

“Sachin was always special. He had all the shots and a great temperament. He also was blessed in a way, everything happened at the right time for him. Most importantly, he had a great background,” says Gurav. “Background is everything,” he adds, after a pause.

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Source: Indian Express


Mr Veer Singh From IIT Kharagpur takes pride in racist India. He could be contacted on veersingh@gmail.com. He writes with his mind wide open. Let’s analyse what his colleague thought process:

Pic: IITs into ugly race, alumnus fiddling within racist theories and practice

Pic: IITs into ugly race, alumnus fiddling within racist theories and practice

He writes on Atrocitynews:

“racism is in root of earth. some people are extremely black some are extremely white,some have small eye (chinese) some have large hair at their body some race have very little hair. so racism is phenomena of nature. in all races aryan are known as best.
you said that brahman are came from middle asia (as statedby max muller”aryan main residential place was middle asia) it supports that brahmins are arya best clan on this world.this implies that you also support brahmins as best clan.according to max muller aryan (brahmin,kshatriya, vaishya) beat indian original resident and treat them as lower caste.so you are loser since then. then you have no right to claim that we are from outside of india. who are you to say brahmins are from outside of india ? on the basis of only theory of maxmuller that is not a prooved theory and also there is much contradiction in that theory, you are claiming that they are outsider. i think phelosophies given by manu was absolutely right. he have done these for the welfare of society….”


How many of TV viewers know about the father of Sachin Tendulkar was working in Dr Ambedkar’s founded Siddharth College. He was teaching Marathi in the college. Owing to have felt blue swing of social movement, Sachin’s father would have been first to negate the Media hype of Cricket over issues of prominence i.e. Civil Rights Movement of India. Hindu Media is absolutely doing this out of no logic, Sachin is made god for every TV watcher? Why?
Atrocitynews puts those comments herein from readers:

Pic01: Sachin Tendulkar's Media undermines Indian Cause

Pic01: Sachin Tendulkar’s Media undermines Indian Cause

Ritesh from IIM Banglore writes,

“I just was wondering about human nature and forgetfulness…..Great people/human happen in society (even players)….As people of this country has forgotten Buddha then who is Sachin to remember for more time though painful to believe…But need to be aware of nature of people in the country well…Some may use him for personal gains for more self benefit taking emotional advantages of people and make him disappear soon instead of setting an example for other sports….”

Where as

Dr Rahul from ICMR writes:

“There is basic difference between this comparison. The establishment/people in power/people controlling socio-economic system intentionally destroyed Buddhism and forced people to forget ” Gautam Buddha” who is the Greatest Human Being. On the contrary, Sachin Tendulkar was made Hero by the establishment/people in power/people controlling socio-economic system for their benefit. They have been doing this regularly. They are neglecting the true heros and projecting the false heros. To make ordinary person hero they will use all their strategies. One simple example which we see everyday is Dr Ambedkar Vs Gandhi. The establishment/people in power/people controlling socio-economic system don’t want people of this country to forget Gandhi however people of this country want to forget him. They spend crores of funds to make him alive. On the other hand people of this country do not want to forget Dr Ambedkar but establishment/people in power/people controlling socio-economic system want people to forget him. This is the basic difference …we have to see how long this battle goes and where we contribute…”




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