Dalit protests taste early success


Dalits mercilessly beaten by Hindutva groups for allegedly killing a cow

Dalits mercilessly beaten by Hindutva groups in Una, Gujarat for allegedly killing a cow- from Indian express

 

In protest Dalits who usually take care of cows dead due to natural causes refuses to do such work.

In protest Dalits who usually take care of cows dead due to natural causes, refuses to do such work. From Truth of Gujarat FB page

Huge Dalit protests all over Gujarat

Huge Dalit protests all over Gujarat – from Truth of Gujarat FB page

 

Gujarat Chief minister forced to resign

Gujarat Chief minister forced to resign

Good to see public outcry against casteist fascist forces bringing some change.

Comments

  1. says

    It seems really weird to me that the cow is venerated but simultaneously untouchable once it’s dead. That does embed a pretty wicked denial of service attack right into the underpinnings of the system.

    I was a kid during the garbage collectors’ strike in NYC. I can’t imagine what a dead cow collectors’ strike is like.

    • Arun says

      Hindu system has a very peculiar and strict concept of pollution. Even the human dead body is considered polluting. If a person visit a house to see a dead body, they will to have take a bath before entering their own house. In olden days there will be a pond nearby to bath. Many follow this custom even now and do a ritual bathing by sprinkling water on their head from a water tap outside.

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