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Friday, May 16, 2014

Congress arrogance not to have alliance with regional parties like LJP,DMK ,TRS and BSP in the states, neglecting interest of SC/STs,promoting the interest of capitalist like reliance in the economic policies and giving importance to capitalist in the parties and neglecting SC/STs MPs and organisers  are main   reasons for its defeat  in the 2014 loksabha election.  The congress is responsible for bringing BJP Govt at the centre.  If the congress fails to  learns from it past misdeeds and continuously  neglets  interest   of SC/STs it would be vanished from next assembly election.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Congress defeated . The all India SC/ST employees blog spot already published an article on 26.3.13 in which we highlighted why congress should be defeated in 2014 loksabha election!?.  The same article is published here reminding the readers the misdeeds of congress government against the interest of SC/ST .

Why congress should be defeated in 2014 Loksabha Election?
1.Cong Govt. Has Failed to protect the interest of SC/ST.
a) Congress Govt has failed in bringing amendment to the reservation in promotion for SC/ST

b)Cong.Has Failed to prevent atrocities against SC/ST

c) Policy of the Cong. Govt against the interest of SC/ST       Privatization of PSUs and Banking sectors.

d)Cong.Govt. has Not implemented reservation in private sectors.

e) It has Failed to empower the SC/ST commission to safeguard the interest of SC/ST.

f) Congress ruled states have not created SC/ST commission in their state.

g) Double standard in implementing the welfare measure to SC/ST scheme  Vs General public scheme.
      Allocation of funds for SC/ST scheme is lesser when the same scheme is extended to General public, for example: Construction cost of house under Indra niwas yojana is lesser compared to what allocated to General scheme, similarly the  Extent of Land for construction of house is 3 cents for SC/ST whereas there is proposal to allocate 10 cents   under right to homestead .  This example is only tip of the ice berg there are so many such discrimination.

h) Cong. has Failed to consult SC/ST commission,Ambedkar foundation ,SC/ST organization and MP/MLA before budget meeting.

I)The Cong Govt has failed to allocate for for SC/ST sub plan in proportionate to SC/ST population.

J) No separate advisor appointed to Prime minister to consult issue related SC/ST welfare and other issues.

k)Cong Govt. has Failed to abolition of untouchability

2). Victimisition of  Dalit minister for the decision made with consultation of Finance minister and Prime minister and Attroney General in 2G allocation.
·                     ·  Allowing CAG to make wild allegation about the allotment of 2G on the presumptive loss
·                     ·   Failed to combat effectively the wrong reports  of CAG on presumptive loss of 2G .
·                     ·   Denied permission to appear before the JPC probing the 2 G allocation( just like dalits  treated in kangaroo court by cast hindus in Villages)

3.Corruption in allocation of Coalmines.

4.Cong Govt. has Failed to protect the interest of Srilankan Tamils.

5. Cong Govt. Failed to combat Pakistan Terrorism.

6.Corruption in waiver of Agricultural loan.

7.Cong Govt. has Failed to bring justice for the wrongdoings of Modi in Gujrat Muslim murders .

8. Cong Govt has Failed to control inflation and spiraling prices .

9.Cong Govt has failed to bring reservation for women in the parliament.

10.Cong Govt has Failed to bring legislation to combat corruption.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Dalit of  India ,

Remembering the Greate,

Messiah of the oppressed,

The exploited and neglected,

And the architect of the Indian constitution.

Bharath Rrathna

Babasheb Dr B.R.Ambedkar
on his 123rd Birth day 14.04.2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Top religious leaders vow to end modern slavery in India

Three of the world’s top religious leaders – Pope Francis of the Vatican, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Grand Imam of Al Azhar Dr Mahmoud Azab have joined hands in the biggest ever push to eradicate modern day slavery and human trafficking in India by 2020. 
    This is the first time in history that the global Christian and Islamic leadership –with a reach of over 3 billion people have joined hands for a common cause. A significant part of the campaign by this new Global Freedom Network launched on Monday will be to rid India of both these modern ills.
    According to the recent Global Slavery Index released in 2013, India was ranked 4th worst country indulging in modern day slavery and human trafficking. India, the report states, exhibits the full spectrum of different forms of modern slavery, from severe forms of inter-generational bonded labour across various industries to the worst forms of child labour, commercial sexual exploitation and forced and servile marriage.
    The formidable challenge, it said, is the enormity of the problem, both in number of trafficked persons and increasing number of locations. An estimated 20 to 65 million Indian citizens are believed to be in forced labour within India as a result of debt bondage.
    The World Bank estimated in 2012 that 32.7% of Indians lived below the international poverty line of less than $1.25/day (PPP). Poverty and India’s caste system are significant contributing factors to its modern slavery problem. The index found that between 13,300,000 and 14,700,000 are enslaved in India. This means India is home to nearly half of the world’s entire number of 30 million slaves worldwide.
    India stands fourth as per proportion but right on top of this shameful list when it comes to absolute numbers. The Network launched on Monday has been initiated by Walk Free Foundation’s founder — Australian billionaire philanthropist Andrew Forrest. The religious leaders will use their clout to make their supply chains and investments modern slaveryproof besides mobilising their youth sections to support programmes.
source: The Times of India dt 18.3.14

Monday, February 10, 2014

Ambedkar vs Gandhi: the risks of village empowerment

           The death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, drove home the growing irrelevance of the father of the nation. In West Bengal, not a single state cabinet minister attended the formal ceremony held by the Governor. In Mumbai, mayor Sunil Prabhu clean forgot about the usual ceremony, and blamed the lapse on the bureaucrat who had failed to remind him. This should surprise nobody in a country where, according to a newspaper poll some years ago, two-thirds of all voters thought that Sonia Gandhi was related to Mahatma Gandhi. 
    Of course, the Mahatma’s teachings continue to inspire many. Arvind Kejriwal and other Aam Aadmi Party leaders wear Gandhi caps, calling themselves the true philosophical heirs of the Mahatma. They emphasise decentralization and empowerment of mohalla committees, drawing on Gandhiji’s vision of self-ruling villages. 
    But they need to deal with the philosophy of another person who lived in Gandhi’s shadow in their lifetime, but has posthumously beaten the Mahatma hollow. This is Bhimrao Ambedkar, the icon of all dalits. 
    Gandhi wanted the central government to have very limited powers. He wanted villages to rule themselves the traditional way, through sarpanches and panchas (village chiefs and councillors). But Ambedkar declared that villages were cesspools of cruelty, caste prejudice and communalism. No human rights would be safe if left to dominant groups that had oppressed minorities for centuries in the most inhuman fashion. 
    When the Bombay Legislative Council debated enhanced powers for panchas through a Village Panchayats Bill, Ambedkar lashed out. “A population which is hidebound by caste; a population which is infected by ancient prejudices; a population which flouts equality of status and is dominated by notions 
of gradations in life; a population which thinks that some are high and some are low — can it be expected to have the right notions even to discharge bare justice? Sir, I deny that proposition, and I submit that it is not proper to expect us to submit our life, and our liberty, and our property to the hands of these panchas.” 
    Ambedkar’s analysis continues to ring true eight decades later, despite innumerable constitutional safeguards, laws and political speeches. Village empowerment seriously endangers minorities. Last year’s mass killing of Muslims in Muzaffarnagar district, UP, started with a Muslim boy stalking a Jat Hindu girl. The killings were formally sanctioned by hate speeches at a Jat Mahasabha meeting. 
    In Punjab and Haryana, village councils called khap panchayats act as de facto courts settling rural disputes on everything from land and cattle to matrimony and murder. They break every rule and law on human rights. Their decisions range from banning women from wearing western clothing and using mobile phones to supporting child marriage and 
sanctioning the lynching of young couples in so-called “honour killings”. These killings typically happen when the young girl and boy are from different communities, but also when the youngsters belong to the same Hindu gotra. 
    Let nobody think this occurs only in the barbaric north. A fortnight ago, a 20-year-old woman in West Bengal was gang-raped by 13 men on the orders of a village court, as punishment for having a relationship with a man from a different community. 
    Tamil Nadu is supposedly much more civilized than Haryana. But in 2012, Vanniyars (members of an intermediate caste) burned the houses of 268 dalits after a dalit boy eloped with a Vanniyar girl. This was just one of many such elopements. Vanniyar leader Ramdoss sneered at “stage-managed” love marriages, saying dalit men were trapping Vanniyar women by claiming to be in love and later duping them. He appealed for an alliance of caste Hindu organizations against dalit assertion, a ban on intercaste marriages, and amendments to the law on preventing atrocities against dalits and tribals. This is 
not an isolated incident in Tamil Nadu. In several panchayat elections where the post of sarpanch is reserved for dalits, no dalit has dared come forward as a candidate for fear of reprisals from upper castes. 
    World Bank research confirms that, the world over, central governments tend to be far more egalitarian and secular in outlook than villages. What Ambedkar said of hidebound Indian villages is a global truth. 
    There still remains a strong case for devolving powers and budgets to panchayats for various rural projects. But this must be accompanied by safeguards against sectarian misuse. Merely reserving some panchayat seats for women and dalits is no guarantee whatsoever of justice or fair treatment. 
    Arvind Kejriwal thinks that enlightened brahmins will prevent sectarian misuse at the mohalla or panchayat level. This is laughable. It’s okay to wear a Gandhi cap, but please listen to Ambedkar too.

Source: The times of India dt 9-2-14

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Against caste in Europe

Anti-caste campaigners in the United Kingdom score a major victory with the E.U. passing a resolution to put caste within a global rights framework. 

THE ringing indictment of caste-based discrimination and prejudice contained in a strongly worded resolution that the European Parliament passed last month has put this particular form of human rights abuse firmly on the international agenda. Equally importantly, the resolution has served to drag this pernicious institution out of the shadows of the South Asian migrant experience in Europe where it has long remained hidden and into the public domain of legal and institutional scrutiny.
Passed by an overwhelming majority of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), the resolution received cross-party support. Its passage was preceded by a discussion in which members from all parties condemned the practice and made specific suggestions on how it could be eradicated.
Caste, according to the resolution, is a “distinct form of discrimination rooted in the social and/or religious context, which must be tackled together with other grounds of discrimination, i.e., ethnicity, race, descent, religion, gender and sexuality, in E.U. [European Union] efforts to fight all forms of discrimination”. It also called for the E.U. to include the issue in legislation and human rights policies while raising it “at the highest level” with the governments of caste-affected countries.
The resolution has had a positive impact for anti-caste campaigners in the United Kingdom, where caste practices and caste-based discrimination are widely prevalent among Asian populations. This is hardly surprising. British Asians now comprise 7.5 per cent of the population of the U.K. Those of Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi descent—among whom the practice of caste is most prevalent —accounted for 3.07 million out of a total population of 63.23 million in the 2011 Census.
In the U.K., caste functions with impunity within a larger socio-political environment in which the rule of law and equality before the law are rights that are institutionalised. It operates in below-the-surface cultural spaces where institutional oversight does not usually reach. In the multicultural society that the U.K. has become, the growth of identity politics has consolidated the hold of traditional ties and practices among immigrant groups. These so-called personal spheres—the home, the joint family, places of worship—are fiercely protected by community bosses from “interference” of any kind. And it is here that the most discriminatory of traditional practices—caste among them—flourish.
Source: Front line 

Friday, December 6, 2013

The Dalits of India

Remembering the great

Messiah of the oppressed,

The exploited and the neglected, and

The Architect of the Indian Constitution.

Bharat Ratna

Babasaheb Dr.B.R.Ambedkar

On his

“57th Mahaparinirwan Diwas”'