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

Stretch Our Space

Friends I am from Patna. Today here, all the doctors of general category (it was written on their placards) took out a rally and blocked main roads. They were shouting the sentences that were openly castist like,

"kala- Gora ek samaan
nahi chalega nahi chalega".


(Black and White like Equals, No Way No Way)

It has happened after when some doctors of PMCH stood in favour of reservation.
The most shocking fact was that instead of targeting OBC reservation they were mostly raising slogans against existing 22.5% of reservation of SC/STs
I don’t understand when and why this protest took the shape of anti SC/ST protest.
I think we, like minded people need to think about it and do some thing which will not only give the voice to our people who r not able to speak for generations but will also teach a lesson to all these anti Dalit masses.
I believe that now we need to stretch our cyber space to people's space.
What do u think friends??

Satyendra, Patna

2 Comments:

Blogger obc voice said...

satyendra,
that's one of the demands of the AIIMS students fighting for so called equality : review all reservations...including those for SC/STs.. make no mistake- these people want everything.

May 19, 2006 6:11 AM  
Blogger Memoryking said...

Good one, http://www.emotionalzombie.blogspot.com/

No! Let’s join the self-proclaimed snobs protesting with slogans “Remember your place”, polishing shoes and cleaning premises? Let’s pretend not to see it at all! Damn Reservations!

June 26, 2006 12:22 AM  

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