JAMES SCHALLER, MD SEEKS AGGRESSIVE EDUCATION FROM INDIA EXPERTS, ON THE UNTOUCHABLES, OPPRESSED AND ABUSED, 1/4 BILLION OF DALITS--THE OUTCAST AND THE ONES MOTHER TERESA LOVED SO MUCH.
SEEKING REAL LEARNING BEFORE TRAVEL TO SERVE AND OFFER THEM HUGS THAT MAY BE THE FIRST IN THEIR ENTIRE LIVES.
In the past year, I have been deeply touched by the suffering of the enslaved Dalits in India. At 1/4 billion we are talking about a large % of the United States.
My pastor and many others, including a best friend, have been going from my church and others working in union with others, to serve leaders amoung the Dalits, and the warfare that is physical, spiritual, social and a violation of the image of God in all humans. No human is untouchable and worthy of being despised.
December 02, 2010
India's missing children: The story continues
BBC News — Rory Peck Award for story about homeless children in Mumbai
Several years ago it was reported that there are close to a million missing kids in India. The underworld of metro cities like Mumbai absorb them into their nefarious activities of human trafficking and drugs and crime. Poverty and social disparities born out of caste inequalities force these children into their nightmarish existence. Many of these kids belong to the oppressed and marginalized groups of people.
The New Year celebration in a few weeks will flaunt the obscene show of wealth and pomp of India's new elite through the New Year events and media. Who will take the trouble to reach out and help free just one of these children during this season?
Help us help the children of the marginalized. Go to our website.
Examining the Multi-Dimensional Poverty Index
Now with new instrument called "multi-dimensional poverty index" we find that 81% are the MPI poor and their poverty is similar to the one in Mozambique that 66% of the scheduled caste are poor and akin to those in Nigeria and 58% of the backward castes are MPI poor. The two sides of India are in stark contrast-India Shining/India Not Shining.
Saffron Brigade's Terror Plots Exposed
Years ago we had commented on extremist Hindu groups were involved in terror activities against minorities and Dalits.
The Indian intelligence agencies say that some of the extremist RSS leaders were directly in bomb attacks in the recent past in Muslim areas.
News stories on extremist Hindu groups involved in terrorist activities continue in the national media. These same groups have been accused for carrying on violent attacks against Dalit Christians in different parts of India. Religious extremism of any kind that indulges and condones violence against others is not permissible in democracies.
View these video clips that expose the terrorist activities of these extremist groups. Members of these groups have now attacked the TV channel that broadcasted this expose.
Here's an article I picked up from The Hindu newspaper on the topic of manual scavenging. Have a look.
June 25, 2010
Dalits withdraw kids from school
Another compelling article.........
Dalits withdraw kids from school in Kendrapada village
Pioneer News Service | Kendrapara
The innocent Dalit children have also to bear the brunt of the ongoing tussle between their elders and the upper caste fellow villagers of Karandiapatana Jenasahi under Mehendipur GP of Marshaghai block as their parents have been forced to withdraw their children from the local school fearing the wrath of the upper caste people.
The Dalit students were allegedly abused and misbehaved by the upper caste people recently when they were crossing the village road on way to school.
Sources informed, about 20 Dalits children were forced to take their School Leaving Certificates (SLCs) from Surendra Bidyapitha of Rankal.
The Dalits alleged that their children were debarred from using the road that passed through the houses of upper caste villagers.
Notably, the Dalits are leading a socially boycotted life meted out to them by both the fellow upper caste villagers and its adjoining Rankal village for the last couple of months following a group clash over the digging of earth from a gochar land for construction of a Hanuman temple on February 18.
The police had nabbed 10 upper caste persons for allegedly creating the mayhem, ransacking the houses and injuring 23 Dalits.
Later, the upper caste of Karnadiapatana and Rankal made a decision to socially boycott the Dalits by restricting them from working in their fields. Even they were allegedly debarred from using the road in the area and were threatened with dire consequences.
The Dalit students, having taken SLCs from the Surendra Bidyapitha are said to be Rina Jena Class, I, Ritun Jena, Litu Jena and Jhunubala Jena of Class II, Pradip Jena of Class III, Hemanta Jena, Aliva Jena, Sanghamitra Jena, Purnima Jena and Puspalata Jena of Class IV, Rajalaxmi Jena of Class V, Bhajahari Jena, Tanuja Jena, Lopamudra Jena, Jyotishree Jena, Bikram Jena, Sushil Jena and Biswanath Jena of Class VI.
Some Dalit parents have taken SLCs and have reportedly started admitting their children to Japada School, one-and-half km away from the village, informed a Dalit and Karilopatana ward member Sudhanshu Jena.
When contacted, Surendra Bidyapitha teacher Khageswar Parida admitted that some Dalit students of the Jena Sahi hamlet of Karilopatana village sought SLCs to study in other schools, recently.
Recently, Jajpur MP and Dalit leader Mohan Jena visited Karandiapatana and listened to the grievances of the Dalits.
He has brought the said matter to the notice of the local Tehsildar and district administration to take necessary actions against the upper caste persons for allegedly denying the basic right to education of the Dalit children. Meanwhile, the Dalits have brought the matter to the notice of the Patkura PS IIC for justice.
When contacted, IIC Alok Ranjan Roy stated he has been conducting investigation.
What is Your Caste?
Another interesting article for you to read. Check it out.
May 25, 2010
Plea from Vidya Bhushan Rawat
My friend and colleague in the Dalit movement sent me this plea: and link to his page - have a look and join in his cause...
*** From Vidya Bhushan Rawat
Time has come to launch a fullfledge war against India's hidden apartheid against the Dalits.
A teacher who happened to belong to a Dalit community committed suicide today in Himachal Pradesh after humiliation from his upper caste colleague. Here is a Times of India Report..
The first point is to expose and express outrage at such assault which are regular..Ask for special trial even when media will not give it much importance like Jessica Lal and Ruchika Girhotra case as here the culprits are caste Hindus..
Vidya Bhushan Rawat
Dalit teacher kills self after insult by colleague
Anand Bodh, TNN, May 22, 2010, 03.05am IST
CHANDIGARH: At a time when caste-based census is still being debated, a 50-year-old dalit school teacher ended his life after being allegedly humiliated by an upper caste employee of a school in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh. His body was recovered on Thursday.
Chandan Lal of Rinj village was posted as a physical education teacher at a government school and was deputed for census survey. On May 13, Lal along with Kesaru Ram, a lab attendant in the school, had gone for the census survey. Ram belongs to an upper caste community.
According to the police, Kesaru Ram, unaware that Chandan Lal belonged to the scheduled caste, had asked him to spend a night at his house. When he came to know about it, Ram allegedly insulted Chandan Lal for not revealing his caste. DSP (headquarter), Mandi, Narinder Kumar said according to Chandan Lal's suicide note addressed to a tehsildar, he was not able to bear the humiliation and committed suicide by allegedly consuming some poisonous substance.
"The police will be directed to register a case under the Prevention of Atrocities Act if it is confirmed that there is a caste bias in the case," said Himachal Pradesh secretary for social justice Prem Kumar. "We'll verify the allegations and will take stern action," said Himachal Pradesh minister for social justice and empowerment Sarveen Chaudhary.
May 21, 2010
Our Analysis Confirmed: It's terrorism.
For several years we have highlighted Hindu terrorism. Recent investigations by the Government confirm our analysis.
See this link from our local Hyderabad newspaper, the Deccan Chronicle:
MAY GOD BLESS YOU PRECIOUS MAN, FOREVER AND EVER.... THANKS FOR LOVING THE DESPISED AND THE OUTCASTS.