Friday, March 16, 2007

Why do they need reservation?

When they don't have the right to live life on their own terms?
On the surface, Bibipur, a tiny village in Haryana's Karnal district, seems the epitome of untroubled rural life. Brahmin homes occupy the front while Dalits huddle together in semi-finished quarters in the rear, making do without water and toilets. Every morning, Bibipur's Dalit women trudge to fields owned by Brahmins to relieve themselves — aware that they do so by the latter's magnanimity. In a word, this is life as it is expected to be.

Institutional prejudice
A Dalit temple's encounter with official India

This is what the much vaunted, most peaceful religion in the world, of philosophers and Saints, of messages of universality and peace, does to people.

Death to all religions!

I don't think that these 'upper-caste' people in Haryana and the politicians and bureaucrats who have supported them deserve to live. If they don't act like humans to other humans they should be killed like the vermin they are.

Who will destroy this status-quo?

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