Now let us take a look at the newly formed ‘Alliance of Hindu Organisations’ (AHO). It was formed in April 2013, only when it seemed like the upper caste or savarnas will be facing the wrath of the law for continuing discrimination. The domain name of their website is, ironically, ‘my caste is hindu.org’. Can there be anything such as society made of only one caste? Caste as a division of labourers organized individuals in different groups and closed them through endogamy. Every caste was assigned different functions and occupations in village socio-economy. Every caste had to depend on the other. The AHO wants to hide this exact hideous reality that the UK Hindus are divided in many castes. Even the names of the groups which are part of AHO give away the fact that they are exclusive for certain castes. One simply can’t be a casteless Hindu. In urban India, when people introduce themselves to each other, they are curious to know the surname of a person. Just knowing the given name does not satisfy them. They want to figure out religion and caste through family name. Many times even by observing physical features, they assume caste of a person. Fair skin is usually attached to being born in ‘pure’ upper caste, while having darker skin doesn’t hold any social status and is usually connected to being born in ‘unclean’ castes. It wouldn’t be surprising to find the migrants in UK following this tradition.
Another piece of evidence to assert the fact that caste exists in the UK is a brief look at the matrimonial websites. As said above, it is endogamy which maintains boundaries of castes.
These websites are more honest than the AHO as they only supply what is demanded from them by society.
Let us take another example of victimisation in the UK. This is the case of inter-caste marriage between a high caste Sikh woman and and exterior caste man. Both were working in a law firm which turned hostile towards them as they fell in love and got married:
Mrs Begraj told the Birmingham tribunal she was warned by a senior colleague. ‘He said I should reconsider the step I was taking of marrying Vijay because people of his caste were different creatures. Marriage would be very different from dating. Vijay was told a number of times that his position had been compromised for entering into a relationship with me.’
She also claimed that her workload increased and secretarial support was reduced ‘as a punishment’, and she was paid less than colleagues.
The couple married at a Gurdwara, or Sikh temple, in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, three years ago, when a colleague raised a toast to ‘Jat girls going down the drain’.
When the couple had their first child, the firm did not send flowers, although this was standard practice.
Mr Begraj, who worked as a practice manager for the firm for seven years, was sacked last year. His wife resigned in January.
By considering the former untouchables as different creatures, calling them unclean, unworthy, and unmeritorious the Hindu elites in the UK are displaying to the world how civilised they are. This is the religion taking away empathy which is supposed to be intrinsic to human nature.
(To be Continued.)