After 3000 years of dominations and oppression on Indian Dalits, why has all of sudden Saffron brigades started opening up? Where was Art of Living Guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar all these years? Why he needs to wake up now and start calling Indian Dalits to compromise with dominate caste Hindus?
After years of oppression, what does it make dominant caste Hindu to realize DalitsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ contribution as Times of India carried the following clipping in advertisement section?
Even to this day, every Caste Hindu worships what a Dalit wrote
There is no denying the historical divide between Caste Hindus & Dalits. The occupational divide between the communities became a rigid and unjust practice, which even to this day, plagues our society. Time and again, many wise men from all castes have tried to bring about reforms. Unknown to many, the Ramayana was written by a Dalit. Historically, some of the most venerated rishis were Dalits. Why, even the narrator of the Puranas, Soot Maharishi, was a Dalit. What is the need of the hour, however, is the realisation of the truth and thereafter, reconciliation with it. The Truth & Reconciliation Conference is a summit slated for March 9, between 6-8 pm at the Hamsadhwani Theatre at Pragati Maidan. Entry is open to all. Eminent personalities will share the dais with Poojya Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Be there. It promises to be a memorable chapter in our history.
All India Vaish Federation, Akhil Bharatiya Bhumihar Brahman Samaj, National Valmiki Veer Dal, Sulabh International Social Service Organisation, Akhil Bharatiya Brahmin Mahasabha, Akhila Bharatiya Kshatriya Samaja Trust, Arya VaishSabha, BRP BahujanMahasangh, Karnataka Dalit Progressive Organisations Federation, Kamataka Dalit Sangarsh Samiti, World Council of Arya Samaj, Akhil Bhartiya Oujjar Sanskriti Shodh Sansthan. Participating Conununities: Arya Samaj, Bhumihar Brahmin, Brahmin Samaj, Oujjar Samaj, Kayastha Samaj, Kshatriya Samaj, Kurrni Samaj. Mahar Samaj, Majhabi Samaj, Mala Samaj, Marwari Samaj, Meena Samaj, Mushar Samaj, Pasi Samaj, Paswan Samaj, Rajput Samaj, Thakur Samaj, Vaish Samai, Valmiki Samaj , Verma Samaj, Yadav Samaj, And Many others...
Dr. Udit Raj Ã¢â‚¬" National Chairman of All India Confederation of SC/ST Organisations while visiting the victims of Gohana massacre where 50 Dalits homes were selectively set on fire in the presence of District Magistrate and Police forces in 2005, said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“How the pen at the hand of Dalits became brooms today?Ã¢â‚¬Â
The Art of Living in their advertisement clipping means that the sacred book Ramayana and others are believed to have written by Maharishi Balmiki and other Dalit saints from untouchable communities. If so, then question of Dr. Udit Raj, Ã¢â‚¬Å“How the potential writing of Dalits became the brooms todayÃ¢â‚¬Â remains mystic.
Was it destined to Dalits by their own choice or they were made? India is not poor and illiterate nation but rich and literate but made desperately poor and illiterate by exceedingly rich and pseudo literate.
Dominate caste HindusÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ motives of opening ups for Dalits to reconcile, could it be because Dalits have taken the footpath of lesser known Mahatma Jyothi Rao Phule and Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, who set example to quite the religions that discriminate them and embrace other?
Many Dalit and social activists have figured enough that dominate caste Hindu population is minor representing only 15% of Indian population, yet enjoyed dominations over 85% remaining population on caste structure of Hinduism ever since their invasion on Indian soil. Dalit movement to quite caste religion will fear that dominate caste Hindu could become minor in socio and religion-political structure some day.
World that we live in never remains as a glove in Information and Technology era but it has become a flat world that the plights of Dalits hidden for centuries has started opening in the eyes of the world. Few days ago, United Nation has told India to halt caste discrimination to Indian Dalits. Equal access should be granted to Indian Dalits in the place of worship, hospital and education, reports Reuters.
Dr. Kancha Ilaiah Ã¢â‚¬" Dalit activist and Political Scientist defines Hinduism, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Religion that teaches that human beings are not created equally is the fascism. Hinduism teaches men are created unequally.Ã¢â‚¬Â Therefore he strongly feels that democratic religion only able to set the Dalits liberated. He defines it, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Democratic religion is that human beings are created equally with equal opportunities.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Casteism and Hinduism is knitted together. Therefore can Hinduism survive without casteism or Casteism without Hinduism? Will Hinduism really survive without casteism, if not, will Dalits be really liberated from caste and able to reconciled with dominate caste Hindus?
Dalits must respond to hoax of Saffron brigadesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ call, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Stop discrimination first, then reconciliation.Ã¢â‚¬Â Lynching five Dalits for skinning death cow, burning 50 Dalits homes in Gohana, Khailanji killing, Nithari Killing - mostly Dalit children and recent burning 16 Dalit homes at Karnal district on February 25, 2007 are atrocities against Dalits remain the same for centuries.
Many Pseudo Ambakarites and Pseudo Dalit activists have fallen at the trap of dominate caste Hindus, who violates the ideologies of Mahatma Jyothi Rao Phule and Dr. B. R. Ambedkar. United efforts of Dalits will liberate the Dalits from caste oppression. Divided efforts of Dalits will lead further into the caste captivities under the dominate caste Hindus.