Kummanam on previous dalit atrocities – #KeralaDalitsUnderAttack

By HK published on May 3, 2016







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  1. anonymous Reply

    May 31, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Hindus should avenge attack on other Hindus. Our Harijan victims should be avenged, our Hindus should be safe and protected. Who but we (all Hindus) can protect them? Hindus have to make our enemies afraid to attack any of ours ever again.

    Please don’t refer to Harijan (i.e. Hindus) as “dalits”, monotheists use that word to encroach on Hindu communities for conversion.

    See also letindiadevelop.org/irochtc/Dalit%20or%20Harijan.pdf :

    “EPW Commentary – September 6, 2003 – Dalit or Harijan
    Dalit or Harijan? Self-Naming by Scheduled Caste Interviewees
    The terms harijan and dalit have evolved over the last many decades, with the latter more or less replacing the former in published works of recent years. What do members of the scheduled castes call themselves?
    Alan Marriott

    While most of the scheduled caste respondents gave their jati, a proportion recorded a generic name, but while harijan (or harizan or some other spelling) was used by 1351 respondents in 18 different states, and a number of respondents used scheduled caste, not one respondent chose dalit. In addition some respondents gave harijan qualified by their jati, eg, harijan parayar in Tamil Nadu (Table 2).

    Whatever the reservations about the data the scale of the difference in the use of dalit and harijan suggests that there is a real contrast in the preferred name chosen by external commentators and SC people themselves. Ambedkar may be winning the posthumous rivalry among the scribbling classes but Gandhi remains the dominant opinion-former among the SCs themsleves.”

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