As usual in human nature, one goes from one extreme to the other.
It is true that Dalits for a long time were the most downtrodden in India, though, as Sri Aurobindo emphasised, in ancient India, every caste had its place, purpose and pride.
But since independence, the Government of India, including the @IndianCongress has gone all out to uplift the Dalits.
As a result, Dalits have become MP’s, ministers, chief ministers, presidents of India, generals and is not today’s Prime Minister also from an OBC caste. Is that not a proof that anybody can rise in India?
Little is known that Brahmins and other upper castes, have become today the Dalits of India,
working as coolies, toilet cleaners, often unemployed, sometimes ostracised (in Tamil Nadu), benefiting from no quotas or subsidies.
Contrary to what is portrayed by the Media concerning the suicide of the Hyderabad Dalit student, being a Dalit today in India is a definite advantage and there is a good chance that the Government will look after you from birth to death, if you are smart enough to know how to fill up forms and know the loopholes. In fact it has sometimes become a business tp be a Dalit today and I know quite a few leaders who are exploiting their status to make money and appear on TV channels,claiming to represent all the Dalits of India.
Dalits such as Kancha Ilaya, are usually christian converts, extremely aggressive and obnoxious against anything Hindu and Brahminic, promoting drinking, meat eating and anything that could offend Hindus.
I am not saying that there are no more caste inequalities in India, but only that you should be careful when you read black and white, sensationalised statements in the Media about this suicide.
When you read some rubbish about Dalits, think about this: Amrita Anandamayi, comes from the lowest caste in India, that of the Kerala fishermen, she was poor illiterate and look what she has become: brahmins prostrate themselves at her feet, she has created world class hospitals, universities, some of the brightest brains of the West are her disciples. Is not anything possible in Hindu India? When your media goes in frenzy without doing some proper investigative journalism, like in the Hyderabad story, it gives fodder to all the Hindu hater intellectuals and Indologists abroad, the Wendy Donniger, Witzel’s Christophe Jafferlot’s who have harped for decades about caste inequalities in India and harmed the image of your country WHICH GIVES A CHANCE TO ALL REGARDLESS OF THEIR CASTE, RELIGION AND SOCIAL STATUS.
You tell me boys and girls…. FG