STUDENTS' CAMPAIGN FOR CLAIM ON NATION

It is a group of students having deep concerns over castist biases of 'Indian' Media & Academia on Social Justice and Equal Opportunity particularly on caste-based reservations. Students from any caste/gender/region can join us. We are clear that it is not mere SC/ST or OBC issue. Any student, genuinely, against caste system can join us. We also seek support from our professionals, intellectuals, workers, and wage earners. Email us at claimonnation@yahoo.co.in with phone numbers and addresses.

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The name of the group has its origin in one of the placards of protesting castist doctors claiming"OUR COUNTRY HAS DISOWNED US". In ‘their’ Nation/Country there is no place for non-dwijas (or SC/ST/OBC) people. Reservation for them is not mere number of seats assigned to underprivileged but a claim of these downtrodden masses into 'their' Nation. In fact by protesting against reservation they are opposing this claim of underprivileged. For us also Reservation is not matter of few jobs or seats in educational institutions. It is claiming of our share in Nation that has been denied historically to us. This is NOT their country only. But it is also OUR country, OUR Nation. We claim it as ours for the simple reason that it is we who create wealth for the Nation by tilling fields, mining minerals. It is we who build roads, bridges, and machinery with our bare hands. THEY are parasites eating off from OUR sweat and blood.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Dear Friends,

It is good that you have come out with this statement; I fully endorse the views expressed. Further, it is clear that the existing upper-caste run media are having a free run in trampling upon the dreams and aspirations, as well as challenging the very basis for the diversity and strength of our younger generation of first and second-generation learners.But we too should also be more active in reaching out to the public with our own media products as the existing media is blocking us out of their pages and their air-time.What can we do to change this one-sided information order?
Cynthia Stephen
May 13, 2006 12:54 AM

1 Comments:

Blogger obc voice said...

cynthia i've tried to check your blog- you haven't started blogging yet. for starters, i suggest all of us start writing on our blogs, individually and on collaborative/collective blogs..and link to each other so that we secure a significant say at least in the blogosphere.. i've already started linking to some of your blogs and to blogs. sympathetic to the voices of the majority..in this country.

May 20, 2006 2:04 AM  

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