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Thank God! I’m NOT Anna: Dalits’ Fight to Save Democracy



Untouchability is nothing but slavery. Tell a slave, he is a slave he will revolt. – Dr B R Ambedkar

In my last article – Jan Lokpal Bill: A Dalit’s Viewpoint – I asked my readers to vote on the poll, where I had asked a question, “Do you support Jan Lokpal Bill?” The polling ended few hours before and here are the results. I got 153 vote and 107 people said No, 35 said Yes and rest were either undecided or don’t care about such bills. Now, assuming if everyone who visited and voted on the blog was from Dalit community, it is very much clears that about 70% Dalits don’t support Jan Lokpal Bill. (In reality, all Dalits are against Jan Lokpal Bill) But, I don’t understand how Anna is claiming that he has the support of 1.2 billion Indians. This is just a misleading statement by Anna and his team to which media is giving wide publicity or they don’t consider Dalits as Indian. Don’t you agree that if you’ll telecast a lie 100s time it will turn into truth?

Empty grounds of Ramlila ground, where is the movement against corruption? (Photo credit: To the original photographer)

On 2nd day of Anna’s protest there were 300 supporters and 50 reporters to cover them. Here are the few of the pictures from Ramlila ground Delhi (taken on dated 21/08/2011, Saturday at around 6pm) and where media is claiming that there are lakhs of people gathering for second independence movement? Where are the people? Empty grounds are telling us the truth, where the national-wide-movement-against-corruption is going on? My another friend who was there at the Ramlila ground to check the reality of this drama told me that there were very few people and those were either ‘love-birds’ coming for picnic or ‘street beggars’ coming to get the free food and shelter provided by the Anna and his team. Money for all this is coming from the anti-reservation people and fascist Hindus from outside India and from many of the NGOs run by Arvind Kejriwal. As I said in my previous article that it’s just media’s movement not Anna’s movement, now you can see the same through the pictures. Continue reading

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Jan Lokpal Bill: A Dalit’s Viewpoint


I have been asked by my many friends to give my views on the recent ongoing movement against the corruption and Jan Lokpal Bill. Here in this article, I would like to present a young Dalit’s view on this bill and recent movement against corruption. I may disappoint many of you especially those who think that bringing Lokpal Bill will solve the problem of corruption from India (yes, we rank very well in corruption at world level, thanks to Congress government for making us proud!).

Birth of Jan Lokpal Team

Let’s start from the team members of Jan Lokpal Bill. Anna and his people choose five members and all of them were from so called upper castes. Anna and his team couldn’t find a single honest person from Dalit, Buddhist, Muslim, or Christian community. This wasn’t enough; the team members Anna choose were those who were at some time indulged in the corruption charges of one or another kind. The leader (Anna) himself at some time was involved in diverting the fund (Rs. 2.2Lakh) of the trust to celebrate his birthday and they gave the justification that it wasn’t a big crime! Who decided that it’s not a big crime? Ask a Dalit person who’s both hands were chopped off for stealing a penny. Or ask a Dalit who has lost both of his eyes for taking a bucket of water from the well without permission. A crime is a crime as said by Mr. Gandhi; it doesn’t matter whether it is small or big. But his chella (Anna) seems to differ at this point. Anna should have asked for the punishment if he would have been so serious about the corruption in recent times. Continue reading

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