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.

Name:

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

Doctors Killing People

Dear friends,

Yesterday three people died in Delhi hospitals.
More people are going to die within few days. They have to die because ‘meritorious’ doctors are on strike. This is going to be replicated through out the country. The photos of these dead bodies will never be splashed on the front pages of the newspaper. No Burkha Dutts will debate on why these people had to die.

Instead the front pages of the newspapers will have photographs of young doctors braving police water cannons and police lathis protesting against ‘their’ country disowning them. There will be editorials, ‘expert’ comments and ‘analytical’ articles on how reservation is killing merit, efficiency and decelerating the onward march of India Inc.

What will be missing in these media reportings will be that how the reservation policy is the only successful government policy till date benefiting millions of underprivileged giving them some hope for better future despite being badly implemented. The media is surely going to miss that these millions of under privileged people, burdened by history, slog day in and day out during their student life as well as in jobs to justify that opportunity.

Instead media will bask in the glory of doctors donning white coats and carrying stethoscope in their pockets protesting with brooms, sweeping the roads, carrying shoe police. Because doctors and media are angry as to how their country can give their jobs to people who don’t belong there. This is their country, their nation. They have claim to all national resources not to those who actually clean roads or clean shoes. Doctors and media will teach them their place and never let the sons and daughters of sweepers, shoe cleaners to don white coat and carry stethoscope other wise who will clean their toilets, carry the dead bodies to morgue, change the bed sheets of the patients and carry their shit.

Media will also not let you know that these protesting doctors will marry with handsome dowries and open private nursing homes inspite of being posted in government hospitals. They will take bribes from poor people to carry life saving operations in government hospitals or otherwise refer to their own nursing homes which will be running as family businesses. They will prescribe fake but costly medicines and get hefty gifts in cash and kinds from medical representatives of the pharmaceuticals. No body will question them as this is all part of their merit, efficiency and skills.

Friends, such is the state of this country. The sons and daughters of the people who produce wealth and finance the elite institutions and the students studying there are called parasites, outsiders, inefficient, lacking merit. Whereas the wards of the most non productive sections of the country are upholding the banner of ‘Merit’ and ‘Excellence’.

There is no body to question their claims.

There is no body to hold them responsible for the deaths of patients.

There is no body to punish them for keeping us ransom through blackmails and trying to maintain caste hierarchy through blocking the opportunities to underprivileged.

There is no body to call their bluffs of merit and excellence.

And there is no body to tell them that this is not their country only!

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home