Thursday, November 30, 2006

Dalit rights riots(or Dalit riots right)

We just got a mail in office, asking us to leave early, because some parts of the city are riot torn and curfew might be imposed.

Well, do these Dalits think that misgivings are going to go away by such acts.
Like http://barbarindians.blogspot.com pointed out, in the Khairlanji case, it was the OBCs, and not the so called upper castes who were the culprits. And the backlash was borne in Nagpur, where normal life was disrupted.
Similarly, a bunch of morons in Kanpur "spoil" (dont exactly care what) a statue of Ambedkar, and the rest of the people bear the brunt. Ok, I am a "so-called" upper caste person, but I am not going around oppressing Dalits (in fact, I oppose who do). The usual bunch of "social equality" people will attempt to justify the massacre, while weeping buckets regarding half baked facts, or go around with begging bowls to fill their NGO coffers. Does anyone think that I am going to think better of them?

Sounds pretty much like the Muslims, who have a tendency to go around killing Hindus for whatever happens against muslims outside India. Like they rioted when George Bush was visiting, they killed millions of us when turkey was defeated by Britain. Funnily enough, it was the British who were ruling India during that period, and it never occurred to them to go to sort it out with them. Funnier still, the muslims never protested as much for their own independence so much as they did for turkeys independence. Or recently still, scores of poor Hindu shopkeepers and streetside vendors were killed during the Danish cartoon controversy. Well, they did not even have the basic common sense to think that probably the people they killed never even heard about Denmark, or the cartoons.

Guess I am then all right
Do I sound like an elitist.. well yeah, I am, if that is what it means.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont know how much u r aware of dalit issues but i analyse ur statement as inhuman or insensitive towards human rights issues. Its not just a massacare in Khairlanji or Kanpur issue. These issues came to the notice or media fortunately where atleast people are aware of the incident but there are many such or more intensive atrocities on dalits taking place. See in this protest also no public has been physically hurt instead 3 dalits were killed openly in the public by the police if this would happend with a nondalit the government immediately takes action here again the dalits are highlighted in the newspaper.

December 01, 2006 3:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon.,
> See in this protest also no public has been physically hurt instead 3 dalits were killed openly

Oh! So people have to get physically hurt! Sorry. Our mistake. We thought thoughtless destruction of property, harassment of general public etc. were bad enough. Sorry. And how dare law enforcement agencies take action against rioters!

> if this would happend with a nondalit the government immediately takes action here again the dalits are highlighted in the newspaper.

Au contraire.

December 02, 2006 8:58 PM  

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