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

Make our Struggle Broad Based

Dear Anoop and friends,

I join your protest against the brahminical media, which tries to create an impression that the whole country is burning. Seeing that even the alumini of the IITs also joining the strike, we realise today that our protest cannot stop only with the institutions concerned. Now it is time for us to raise lot of other issues - issues relating to the treatment of 'quota students' by the institutional structures.
We need to interrogate
1. Syllabus design (this is largely discussed only in humanities) we need to extend it to engineering, medical and management disciplines.
2. Question paper pattern and evaluation pattern.
3. Mode of conducting interviews (we 'quota students' will remember for their lifetime the insults they go through in the interviews.)These are issues pertaining to students after winning reservation.
Azhagarasan,
English Department, University of Madras

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

u fucker just shut up .....u downtrodden people r always throne in indias success...u really cant digest wht india gives 2 u....whtr u fighting 4.....seats and all other thingz....just go to bed and hav a nice nap bcoz now the time has come for equality and studies to be based on merit basis...u rascal now thr has to be justice.bye 4 now...n e ways hav a nice time.........

May 25, 2006 8:59 PM  
Anonymous Ashwani said...

You want to stay anonymous beccause you want to be abusive like all the those high caste brahmins who have been abusive with their abuse of power, social position et al.All your discourse on merit, equality, justice etc is merely a facade to maintain and preserve status quo like your predecessors such that people like you can go on promoting your own creed. When you are sane think about people who come to clean your house,polish your shoes,clean your gutters(to which even you contribute),voiceless people in city slums,people made up of real flesh and bones who so far have been kept out at the margins of your palacial houses. May you one day stop being abusive and understand, but chances are that you will continue being evasive and abusive.

May 04, 2007 7:07 AM  

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