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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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.


A caste panchayat in a Barmer village in Rajasthan ordered that the nose of an alleged Dalit rape victim be chopped off, reportedly at the behest of the suspect.

The victim on Monday met the district’s superintendent of police and sought police protection from the villagers and the suspect, who happens to be her father-in-law.

Caste panchayats are groups of village elders that pass dictates on disputes among members of their caste.

According to officials, the woman said her father-in-law had been harassing her since she got married recently before he allegedly raped her in September. She had at the time complained to the police after which the suspect was arrested and imprisoned for trial.

After he was released on bail four days back, the father-in-law organised the caste panchayat that decided to maim her, the complainant claimed.

Members of the panchayat had attempted to attack her on December 19 but she hid in her maternal home and her father covered up for her, the woman said, adding that his family has since been threatened with dire consequences.

Dhorimanna police station in-charge Devichand Dhaka confirmed the they got the direction from the SP office and investigations had begun.

Source: HT


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Pic02: Block Medical Officer Dr. Pramod Tiwari, Dr R.K. Gupta Chief Surgeon and Dr Amar Singh Thakur, Joint Director, Health, Bilaspur puts India to shame.

The young Anti-reservationist always puts reservations at bay and squarely ridicule it, seen in debates and believed across elite. As opposed to United States, therefore, e-India is anything but a Civil Society. Any talk of caste inequity results into historic blame-game where educated Hindu preaches Caste Reality is just a product of English plan to divide and rule Indians. Opps !! So Simple ??
Along with caste atrocities, the caste reservation antithesis is made strong under current upper-caste-friendly RSS regime under the closed eyelids of ( opportunist??) PM who claims to belong to backward OBC clan. Merit believers claim that admissions based on QUOTA system is only the cause for neglect in healthcare sector. Is this true?? Shouri likes also contest that care quality could only improved only after socially backward students are asked to vacate the seats or forced to commit suicide. They also subvert the topic by invoking reservations for economically poor section. However in practice their fallacy has worked against them. Such arguments and imaginations utterly failed, continuously failed in last 60 years of independence. The fruits of merit badly reflects into social fabric of Indian life may it be healthcare or any other sector.

One can study and find it OUT that more deaths have taken place AT THE HANDS OF meritorious doctors THAN THEIR COUNTERPARTS. In this light, lets further investigate the sterilization deaths in Chhattisgarh. Does it prove the point?

Dr. Tiwari-who operated is an.. upper caste Brahmin Hindu.

Dr R.K Gupta, a surgoin who supervised the operations is  Upper-caste Baniya Hindu.

Dr Amar Singh Thakur, Joint Director, Health, Bilaspur is again Upper caste Thakur HINDU.

iT DOES PROVES THE POINT..

What is the use of merit THEN?

 

Pic01: Medical negligence : All 83 sterlisation operations failed at Nemi Chand hospital in Bilaspur's Pendari.

Pic01: Medical negligence All 83 operations failed at  Nemi Chand hospital in Bilaspur’s Pendari.

On the contrary, the professionals/officers coming from sociological backward backgrounds are more concerned about their own people . They are seen to take extra pains , excelling in their services even if  they are placed in the interiors or in poor slum ghettos.

Do you think that the governance of this  country is safe at  hands of people who understand pains of people little than preserve their own merit-pride that has no connects with social fabric of India ??

 

 




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