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..>>

Come forward and help the victims..

 


Dear Readers,

Your Indian friends may deny existing ugly caste virus in India which murders 3 people/day at the bottom of social pyramid. Same friends continue to protest against the social and educational support to such depressed communities. On the top,  religion is always the brutal weapon in the hands of upper castes. Where shall they go..?

This particular case is from Bihar but there are several cases across India. The labourer demanded rise in the Farm wages (4$/Day they get) but he is put into crusher, where he was cut into pieces by the sharp blades of the crusher.The family and his community is terrorised.  In Bihar, killing licence is in the hands of  Ranveer sena who enjoys funding and support from Caste Hindus and their politicians since ages.Whereas the shameless Indian Media remains silent with no representation for such communities there in .

Please read this news: Beware the picture in this will be too much disturbing..

http://beyondheadlines.in/2015/07/dalit-crushed-in-the-thrasher-machine/


Fact Finding Report

Title:  Sargipali  Rape and Murder Incident.

Date of occurrence: 22.05.2015 at about 7.00 AM

Place of occurrence:   Harisankar Nala about  400 meters from  village Sargipalli,  PS- Khaprakhole, Patanagarh, Bolangir dist, Odisha

Date of FIR:23.05.2015 at Khaprakhole Police station, Dist- Bolangir, Odisha,  Case No-34(15) U/s 364 & 302 IPC

Fact-finding under taken:   29.05.2015

Fact-finding team members:  Mohan Jena, Former M.P. Jajpur

Kshirod Rout, Advocate, Odisha High court

Sangram Mallick, President, ALVM

Abhiram Mallick, Mulnivasi Samata Parishad

Jugal Kishore Ranjit, DAS& NDMJ

Mandate of the Fact-finding:    To collect fact & document the case to undertake advocacy measures to render justice to the victim.

Details about the Victims:      Deceased Snehalata Chhatria, Age -15 years, Passed 10th standard in 2015

Father- Arta Chhatria, 45 years

Mother- Dalimba Chhatria, 40 years

A Brother- 9 years,  belong to  Scheduled Caste ( sub Caste- Gonda)  and landless daily labourer & BPL holder  family.

Details about the accused person:    Unknown

Socio-economic background of the village:  Sargipalli village is inhabitated by  25 Scheduled caste ( Ganda) families, 25 Gauda families, 30 tribal ( binjal) families  and 50 Mallik families. Majority of the SCs are landless and belong to BPL category. The education level is not up to the mark as none among scheduled caste communities have completed graduation and similarly none among OBC communities completed post graduation.

Brief history of the case:   Snehalata Chhatria, a lone daughter of Arta Chhatria and Dalimba Chhatria of Sargipali village  was missing since she went to Harisankar Nala for bathing at about 7.30 am on 22.05.2015. As her return to home was delayed, her parents and relatives were worried and  searched her all around the nala and nearby forest and bus stops/stand. But nowhere had they found her.  On 23.05.2015 at about 9.00 am the parents reported at the police station and police asked them to search again. At about 4.00 PM on 23.05.2015, they found Snehalata’s dead body at same bathing ghat where they had been searching many times on the day of incident and also on following day. The dead body was found completely naked, the body was 4-6 sign of knife stabbed and her breasts and vigina were cut. There was also acid attack to deface her to create confusion for investigation.

Statements of Victim (s):

Arta Chhatria- Father of deceased: I am Atra Chhatria father of deceased,  I was not in the house when incident took place as I was away for work since morning. At about 9.00 am I received a phone call from my wife that Snehalata was missing since she went to Nala for bathing. I rushed to home and reached there at about 11.00 am and joined for searching my daughter. My daughter was very innocent and she had no enmity with anyone. She has just passed 10th standard this year( 2015) from Maharapali High School.  We searched her every bus stops and Bus stands doubting that she might have been eloped by someone.  We could not report to police on the day of incident because we were all engaged in searching. All my relatives from different villages reached and helped us in searching. One of my brothers in laws first saw the dead body and we all went to see the body, which was laying naked on the bank of same nala where my daughter was taking bath. She was stabbed 5-6 times by knife, her breasts and vagina were cut and her face and body was acid attacked. We could not find her clothes anywhere even we searched dip into the nala. On information given to police about finding of dead body, the police came to the spot with scientific team but the scientific team did not investigate properly. The post mortem is also not done properly because her head and body are not dissected. Revealing the caste tension in the village, Arta said that the tension was begun with caste Hindus and adivasis communities in 2012 during Asta Prahari on a hot argument over not lifting the leaf plates in a feast. Since then, we were excommunicated from participating in every social function.

Bhanumati Chhatria, Secretary of  Maa Bhairabi Self Help Group: I am  the secretary of Maa Bhairabi Self Help group. Dalimba Chhatria, the mother of deceased is the president of SHG. As a self help group, we have been undertaking many actions against social issues. In 2012, An Asta Prahari- a religious function was organized with the involvement of whole communities of the village, we were also part of it. We contributed Rs.100 from every scheduled caste family towards the arrangement; besides this our BPL cards were forcefully taken to purchase rice for Asta Prahari.  At the end of function, we had a village feast  and we partook in the  feast. The caste Hindus alleged that we did not lift the leaf plates after having food and there was a hot argument between SC communities and Caste Hindus over it . As a caste practice, SC communities have to lift used leaf plates after having food but for caste Hindus, it is done by Nariha. In fact all SC members lifted the plates and there might be some children who forgot to lift plates. So one of the youth members lifted the left away plates. Since them the Caste Hindus including tribal communities excommunicated us for all social functions. We demanded to convene a village meeting to sort out issues but it went in vain. Hence, we file a complaint against excommunication at police station on 27.05.2013 , but police did not register the case. However, police opted for an agreement between two communities which was signed on 9.12.2013.

The self help group members headed by Dalimba Chhatria, president of SHG and the mother of deceased took action against illegal liquor trading which was mostly done by tribal communities. As most of the community tension were aggravated by drinking, we took strong steps against it. We filed a complaint against illegal liquor trading in October 2014 and met Superintendent of Police in November 2014. Police took strong action against it and since then liquor trading was completely stopped in the village.

In 2013, Kichak Bariha was attempted to muder by Rameswar Bariha in connection with liquor trading

On 30.07.2014, Laxmi Chhatria and Bhanumati Chhatria were threatened to be killed by Padmalochan Bariha in connection with action taken by police on  liquor trading. However, a counter FIR was filed against Laxmi and Bhanumati on 1.08.2014.

There was another complaint filed by Arta Chhatria, father of the deceased against caste discrimination against SC children in the schools and Anganwadi center on 21.06.2013. Police did not register the case and retuned the complaint.

Statement of Laxmi Chhatria, treasurer of SHG and relative of the deceased:  on 22nd May 2015, at 7.O’ clock mrning, I also went to bathing ghat for washing. I saw Snehalata was washing her hand and about start her bath. I came back home completing my washing.  On the previous day on 21.05.2015, me another lady having our second nature on the bank of nala, a boy about at his 25 was peeping at us, while I was approaching at him, he run away from the place.

Statement of Person who took the body for Post Mortem:  My name is…………………..I took the body to Khaprakhole medical for post mortem at about 9.00 pm. We kept the body whole night with us. In the morning, doctor came and saw the body and said that I understood everything. He did not dissect the body. Police did not help us to carry back the body to village. We carried it in a motor bike.

Statement of Officials:

Pradeep Kumar Pradhan, SDPO, Patnagarh: It is a well planned murder.  We have taken the issue seriously, we have detained some of the suspects. A sketch of accused has been prepared for circulation for identifying accused. The incident proves that the accused has strong enmity against deceased and her family.  Section 376 of IPC would be invoked once  we receive the post mortem report. Vedeography of post mortem is not done.

Statement of District CollectorNone

Photos of dead boyand Victim :

Pic 01:The boy was brutally murdered in day light ..Gruesome..

Pic 01:The boy was brutally murdered in day light ..Gruesome..

Pic 02: Victim of Odisha caste atrocity
Pic 02: Victim of Odisha caste atrocity


Social activist and Satyashodhak OBC Parishad activist Hanumant Upare, who was leading a campaign for conducting a mass conversion of five lakh OBCs to Buddhism, passed away here today after a brief illness.

He was 62. The last rites will be conducted tomorrow at his native village Nanalgav Fata in Beed district, Parishad sources said.

The activist told in December last about conducting the mass conversion at Nagpur in October, 2016.

He believed that OBCs were originally not Hindu, but Buddhist.

“We were forced into Hinduism in the 19th century, but the caste system always considered us ‘shudras’. The present social set up does not reward us as it should. The only way is to break out of the system,” he had said.

Source: EPrahar


Such a heinous role of caste and rituals in dehumanizing people of land.. one could only imagine ..But all is India’s decent storehouse of caste perversion on Holi, a notorious hindu festival.

A 42-year-old Dalit was on Wednesday tonsured and paraded through a village in Sonbhadra district’s Raipur area by locals, who suspected him of having burnt the “holika” pyre on Tuesday night.

Seven persons, including the village headman, have been arrested. With Holi to be celebrated on Friday, PAC personnel have been deployed in the village to maintain calm.

“On Tuesday afternoon, some persons took away a tatari (thatched curtain) from the victim’s house. He and his son objected and this led to verbal argument. The victim was also abused because of his caste,” said Raipur Station Officer Sunil Singh.

Late at night, unidentified persons lit the holika — a ritual observed on the eve of Holi. On Wednesday, when villagers found that the holika has been burnt two days ahead of Holi, they became angry. Recalling Tuesday’s argument with the Dalit man, the villagers concluded that he was the one who had set the holika afire. Following this, they reached his home and paraded him through the village after tonsuring him, police said.

When police reached the spot and tried to take the victim to the police post, the villagers refused. Subsequently, senior officers arrived at the village with adequate force. The victim was then taken to the police station, where he got an FIR lodged against seven persons by name and dozens of unidentified persons.

All the seven have been arrested and booked under the Scheduled Caste and Schedule Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act,” said Singh. Sonbhadra SP Shiv Shankar Yadav said though the situation is under control, security will remain deployed in the area.

Source: Indian Express


World Bank on Sunday said India can grow at 6.4 per cent in 2015 and accelerate further next year, but cautioned that an enduring “bias” on the basis of caste and other factors can impede prosperity.

The government, however, is well aware of this issue and the World Bank sees India as “a bright spot in an otherwise mediocre global economic outlook,” the multilateral lending agency’s president Jim Yong Kim said here.

“Indian society has an enduring exclusion that is based, among other things, on caste identities. This bias can impede shared prosperity, serving as a basis for discrimination in many spheres, including in employment and other markets, as well as in public services,” he said.

Acknowledging the government’s efforts to address such issues, Jim said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has focused on programmes to promote “broad-sharing of its benefits”, in addition to action that will accelerate growth.

“Its (government’s) special allocation of a fund for entrepreneurs from among the scheduled castes, and its focus on fixing bottlenecks so that money earmarked for the scheduled tribes reaches them, are both ethically just and economically sound responses,” he added.

Speaking at the Vibrant Gujarat summit, inaugurated on Sunday by Modi, the World Bank chief said that there is much reason for optimism among investors, entrepreneurs and CEOs thinking of doing business in Gujarat and the country as a whole.

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/India-bright-spot-in-global-economy-caste-bias-a-concern-World-Bank/articleshow/45843719.cms


Sixty-four years after caste untouchability was abolished by the Constitution, more than a fourth of Indians say they continue to practise it in some form in their homes, the biggest ever survey of its kind has revealed.

Those who admit to practising untouchability belong to virtually every religious and caste group, including Muslims, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

Going by respondents’ admissions, untouchability is the most widespread among Brahmins, followed by OBCs. Among religious communities, it is the most widespread among Hindus, Sikhs and Jains, shows the survey, which was conducted in over 42,000 households across India by the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) and the University of Maryland, US.

Source: The India Human Development Survey (IHDS-2) Source: The India Human Development Survey (IHDS-2)NCAER, established in 1956, is India’s oldest and largest independent, non-profit economic policy research institute. The results are part of the India Human Development Survey (IHDS-2) — the largest pan-Indian non-government household survey — carried out in 2011-12 for economic and social variables across multiple categories. The full results of the survey will be available in 2015.

Surveyors asked respondents, “Does anyone in your family practise untouchability?” and, in case the answer was “No”, asked a second question: “Would it be okay for a Scheduled Caste person to enter your kitchen or use your utensils?”

Across India, 27 per cent respondents agreed that they did practised untouchability in some form. The practice was most prevalent among Brahmin respondents (52 per cent). 24 per cent of non-Brahmin forward caste respondents admitted to it — lower, interestingly, than OBC respondents, 33 per cent of whom confirmed its prevalence in their homes. 15 per cent of Scheduled Caste and 22 per cent of Scheduled Tribe respondents admitted to the practice.

Broken up by religious groups, data from the survey shows almost every third Hindu (30 per cent) admitted to the practice, followed by Sikhs (23 per cent), Muslims (18 per cent) and Christians (5 per cent).

Jains topped the list, with 35 per cent respondents accepting that they practised untouchability. The survey has, however, warned that the result for Jains is “not conclusive” because of the small size of the sample.

Lead researcher Dr Amit Thorat, an associate fellow at NCAER, said, “These findings indicate that conversion has not led to a change in mindsets. Caste identity is sticky baggage, difficult to dislodge in social settings.” Currently, as per a government order of 1950, the SC quota in government jobs applies only to Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist Dalits, not Christian and Muslim Dalit caste groups.

Pic01: Untouchability Practice in India

Pic01: Untouchability Practice in India

Spatially, untouchability is most widespread in the Hindi heartland, according to the survey. Madhya Pradesh is on top (53 per cent), followed by Himachal Pradesh (50 per cent), Chhattisgarh (48 per cent), Rajasthan and Bihar (47 per cent), Uttar Pradesh (43 per cent), and Uttarakhand (40 per cent).

West Bengal appears to be the most ‘progressive’ — with only 1 per cent of respondents confirming they practised untouchability. Kerala comes next in the survey, with 2 per cent, followed by Maharashtra (4 per cent), the Northeast (7 per cent), and Andhra Pradesh (10 per cent).

Survey results suggest that high incomes do not dent the practice, but education, especially among Brahmins and OBCs, makes a difference.

– See Indianexpress.


Why escaping caste by conversion is not liked by High Caste in India? Why these High Caste self proclaimed leaders find change in constitution.  Do they accuse the fathers of constitution have not felt need for it?

All questions direct towards hidden hand  of Modi’s Government. The silent move is to make pluralist Indian democracy into monolithic Hindu state. This is backward facing, precarious and dangerous. Please do write your opinions here…..

 

Please find this article from Newyork Times:

 

Religious Intolerance in India

Hope is in danger of crumbling that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would rein in the divisive agenda of his militant Hindu-nationalist supporters and allow India to concentrate on the important work of economic reform, and the blame lies squarely with Mr. Modi.

During the last days of its winter session ending on Tuesday, Parliament was unable to deal with important legislative business because of repeated adjournments and an uproar over attempts by Hindu groups to convert Christians and Muslims. The issue has come to a head following a “homecoming” campaign by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad — groups dedicated to transforming India’s secular democracy into a Hindu state — to “reconvert” Christians and Muslims to Hinduism.

In recent weeks, Hindu militants have engineered conversions of Muslims and Christians in Agra and in the states of Gujarat and Kerala. Police are investigating accusations that people have been induced to participate in mass conversion meetings by a combination of intimidation and bribery, including the promise of food ration cards. Attacks on Christians and their places of worship have intensified in recent weeks. One of New Delhi’s biggest churches burned down on Dec. 1 — arson is being blamed — and Christmas carolers were attacked on their way home in the city of Hyderabad on Dec. 12.

More than 80 percent of Indians are Hindus, but Muslims, Christians and Sikhs form important religious minorities with centuries of history in India. Religious pluralism and freedom are protected by India’s Constitution. The issue of religious conversion is contentious in India. Many Dalits, known formerly as untouchables, and other low-caste Hindus and Tribals admit they convert to Islam or Christianity primarily to escape crushing caste prejudice and oppression. The main architect of the Constitution, Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, born a Dalit, famously converted to Buddhism to escape caste-oppression under Hinduism.

As opposition political leaders are demanding, Mr. Modi must break his silence and issue a stern warning to emboldened Hindu militants before their actions turn further progress on economic reform into a sideshow, with the politics and divisiveness occupying center stage.




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