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.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

IIT C as brahmins' harem !!

Brahminical media is exaggerating the protests against reservations. In Tamil Nadu,
all the newspapers are publishing the protests of anti reservation but they are not even mentioning hugely attended pro reservation protests held in all places in Tamilnadu. They are blindly publishing Delhi and Mumbai medical college students' protests against reservation.

Out of 426 faculties in IIT (Chennai) only 2 faculties are Dalits and 22 faculties are OBCs remaining 402 are Brahmins. This is the reason for asking reservation in central institutions. The Brahmins maintain IITs only for their people. If an education institute is used as an
instrument to uphold their privileges, why the hell should we allot Rs 1000 crores from our annual budget to these institutes if it is not going to benefit 97% percent of the INDIANS.

Balu.j
Research Scholar
Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

can i know how to be part of this grp ?

jaibheem!
amit Rangari

May 17, 2006 4:38 AM  
Anonymous CLP said...

What you have mentioned is TRUE!!!The Rservations should be in all central institutions for education as well as Employment reservations also. Mere Reseravtuions in education alone won't help. Adequate reservations should be ensured in Employment also, so that those who pass out from these educational institutions find employment in these organizations

May 19, 2006 1:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me say at the outset that I am generally pro-reservation. Let me also add that I am a Brahmin and a graduate of IIT Madras (Chennai).

I dont think it is fair to say that "Brahmins maintain IITs only for their people". It is a national exam. Students are from all over. Of my 30 classmates in Computer Science - my guess is that 10 or less were Brahmin. Strikingly, almoset everyone from TN was Brahmin - this could also be because Brahmins in TN have no other option other than IIT. We had around 8 or so SC/ST candidates - many of whom are my closest friends and most of whom did well in the program.

Faculty representation is much more difficult and will take time. Remember, you need a PhD in most cases and the fault lies in the system not attracting enough OBCs to progress that far in their academic careers. Something similar happens in the US: even with affirmative action, universities find it difficult to attract women and minorities to faculty positions.

This is a complex issues and I dont think you should label entire institutions as being under "Brahmin domination" or other such labels. One of your complaints with the media was that they were irresponbile and denigrating entire communities. Please dont do the same, especially when you can make your case much more eloquently through argument and mature discussion.

May 25, 2006 11:02 AM  
Anonymous Seema N said...

dear anonymous
you seems to have 'logical' answers to everything. Like, 'Brahmins in TN have no other option other than IIT', 'System not attracting enough OBCs to progress', etc. How will you address the lack of Muslims in IITs, (0 in IITM faculty). Will you say, 'since all muslims are engaged in terrorist activities ...'

May 29, 2006 11:51 AM  
Blogger Thiruppathi said...

Balu.j
Research Scholar
Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai.

Dear Balu,
Thanks for the information Data on Chennai IIT. I have got the similar SMS from one of my friends. It was sent to many. Some of my jounalist friends would like to know the authenticity. Can you please send? Otherwise we can not justify it, And it is some thing beating around the Bush.
Thanks
Yours
Thiruppati

June 14, 2006 10:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHEN IT COMES TO RESERVATIONS PMK, DMK AND AIADMK PREFER HINDI OVER TAMIL

Pro reservationationists ironically favour Muslims who only speak Hindi at home or Nayudus and Reddys who speak only Telugu at home. At the same time they treat Tamil-speaking Brahmins and Chettiars as foreign invaders by excluding them . They also claim to fight for the Tamil cause….by dividing Tamil society!!? PMK, DMK, ADMK etc reject creamy layer, support the cruel 2-tumbler system of Southern Tamil Nadu and now demand extended reservation. PMK leader will go Delhi, Hyderabad and Bombay to promote reservation rather than setting up Tamil learning centers in those places. This shows that Tamil Nadu policitians don’t mind loosing their self respect and prefer to worship their Hindi masters than to work for an integrated Tamil society. Incidently the PMK health minister has made Hindi compulsory for medicine, the the DMK surface transport minister has made Hindi compulsory on national roads even in Tamil Nadu.

June 16, 2008 2:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your observations are as hopeless as reservation. Reservation does not really do anything good for the society. It is all a manifestation of the fucking vote bank politics. I had been to different parts of the country and many of the so called " dalits" do not even know that reservation exits. The reservation policy is so flawed that it promotes: "rich getting richer" concept. Shed your casteist image/thinking if you do not believe in it. I know that casteism is one of the biggest flaws in our society (not confined to hinduism, the converts also look for castes in marriage and other issues...) Casteism also exists in christianity, islam albeit in a different form in most of the countries. The concept of caste in hinduism is long misunderstood and will continue to be misunderstood. In brief, hinduism is a way of life, not a religion like others.. and most importantly brahminism is a way to attain the supreme (anybody is deemed to be called a brahmin based on his knowledge (not material)and character/habits. All born brahims (in so called casteist terminology) are not brahmins.

Mahadevan

July 30, 2008 9:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cannot believe people here are actually advocating for reservation. There is only word for you guys: lazy bums. For this country to become great, you have to work hard and achieve your dreams. This is how Japan, US and all industrialized nations got built. Nothing substitutes hard work and determination. If there are predominantly brahmin profesors at IIT, the conclusion I draw is that Brahmins are smarter and more hardworking than you. This makes sense since they have no other to option to compete with the uselss casteist reservation system... Most of these people have PhD from the US and come back for patriotic reasons.
Shame on you idiots who promote casteism...the bane of India...

August 24, 2012 2:58 PM  

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