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

We must Protest

Friends:

There is no doubt that we need to protest; the question is, how many more weeks will go by before we actually do so? We are still talking to each other rather than doing something. May I suggest NDSF students in Delhi anounce a date and venue and get a big crowd of students from all over to hve a big protest? They should submit a memorandum to Arjun Singh in support of the move to reserve, and also take forward the idea that there be a reservation for the privileged classes and open general merit for the rest.

Come on. Anoop Take an off from work and the lead. This is the time to stand up and be counted! Togenter, we can do it!

Cynthia

1 Comments:

Blogger Amanda.W said...

You go, people like you are going to make a change in human rights. Even if this change only affects one person then you should still be very proud. I am a supporter of you! Keep going!

July 25, 2006 12:49 AM  

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