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Hindutva vs Academia: Why Scholars Built a Manual to Fight Harassment…
The article ends with a quote from the man who heads COHNA and is a long-time, known harasser.

Note his bad-faith argument, that the field manual is silencing Hindus. This coming after quotes from multiple scholars who are Hindu about why they wrote this. Think about that.
We cover this in the field manual, including how Hindutva ideologues often target Hindus and how they often make bad-faith bias claims. Such activities hurt Hindus, South Asian Americans, and us all.
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#Caste a thread.

Long back, when I had just passed my 10th exam with decent marks, a distant relative who was an office bearer for "karhade brahmin sanghatana", or some such organization representing my born caste, visited our house to hand me a "prize"

Incidentally, we were invited to attend a program to felicitate "bright" students from the community but hadn't turned up, so he had come home to deliver my cash prize. "I don't accept prizes that are caste-based", I said. He tried to convince me, but I was adamant.

Give that money away to some deserving candidate from the (so-called) lower castes, I told him. Given my background, this isn't even an achievement, I told him.

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#USA is a free democracy, #India is a "partly free" democracy
#FOE Japan is a free democracy, India is a partly free democracy: Compare the ratio of critical/unfavorable articles, to favorable articles, in the top 3 news sources in Japan & India respectively, to find which press is freer! #SciMe 1st data, 2nd Analysis, 3rd Policy/views!🧐🤔
3/demo #Majoritarianism & freedom: Compare treatment of minorities in USA(non-christian), Japan(Korean etc) & India (Muslims): In particular plot over 70yrs th % of minority pop on same graph & compare decadal changes[summarizes it's discrimination(in cntry) & opportunities(ROW)]
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Even Abraham Lincoln or d famed Nazi, Savitri Devi w/her Swastika earrings is an outcaste for an Upper Caste of Indian origin w/openly practice #Casteism, the most inhumane #Apartheid. They also practice racism but they r the 1s who call out #Racism at the slightest provocation
Dalit Hindus are 16% of Indian population & Dalits in other religions occupy 12%+ of Indian population. Similarly, Adivasis are 10% of Indian population. But why is that the 38% of Total Indian population is never represented in #Indiancricket?
Its bcoz #IndianCricket is a Brahmin bastion. They never recruit Dalits, Adivasis or lower castes from any religion. Even if some are recruited out of their talent, their careers will be exterminated by Brahmin overlords of cricket just like Vinod Kambli…
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Some thoughts/excerpts on "I could not be #Hindu" by a former #RSS sevak/worker Bhanwar Meghwanshi, a #Dalit.

The book is really worth reading, just like #Ambedkar's "Annihilation of #Caste".

It is a unique 'testimony' to the RSS's #casteism.

Bhanwar has realised, in the end, that establishment of #RSS was also a partly reaction to the rise of #Dalit politics under the aegis of #Ambedkar whose first anti-caste mobilisations (including the Mahad satyagraha and temple entry movements).

In fact, Deendayal Upadhyaya defended '#casteism' even more explicitly, in Integral Humanism, a text that is still considered as its ideological charter by the RSS and BJP and other RW fringe groups.

Bhanwar experienced this as well.

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As an Indian Xtian, Will you go to HEAVEN? The Bible DENIES you a seat in Heaven! As a Gentile(non-Jew) u have a chance of attaining Moksha by Dharmic Sadhana than follow the Bibl that segregates 12 CASTES for Salvation! Learn from @mayaram0521 our in-house Bible Expert!#Casteism
@mayaram0521 Here Jesus is seen specifically instructing his disciples to only go to the tribes (castes) of the Jews to preach his teachings. The Out-caste Jews or Samaritans and others (Gentiles = Indians) are not included to receive his teachings. #Casteism in Xtianity. Image
While several Bible scholars 've tried intellectual gymnastics to get around the words of John in Rev. 7, The Bibl still shines with clarity on how it'll only accept 144K MALE JEWS of 12 Tribes(Castes)in Heaven. The rest(incl. India's Xtians) r condemned for eternity! #Casteism Image
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#PhysicalDistancing, but #SocialSolidarity - a thread on our call today on Caste, Gender, Communal identity and Covid-19 crisis in #India👇 #IndiaFightsCoronavirus 1/n
Sumi Das, transgender activist from Cooch Behar, West Bengal, asks how can trans folk in villages #stayhomestaysafe, when they don’t have food on their plate? 2/n
Sumi - Trans and gender diverse communities outside metro cities already marginalized - earn from begging, dancing in weddings, sex work - don’t have documents or ration card, nor bank accounts to receive govt relief 3/n
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If your DISSENT curbs my HUMAN RIGHTS, I will call it INSANE.
If dissent means being tolerant of #casteism and discrimination, it's more than insane. It's hateful & denies us basic right to be equal.
We don't need to applaud the marginalization of Dr Ambedkar, coz #casteists were scared of the truth. If U support the movement, CONDEMN it!
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In past 10 hrs, besides being trolled, I've been searched on wiki, Facebk (screenshots of my personal acc floated), Instagram & past tweets
A multi directional "HATE ATTACK" has been kind of triggered based on ONE Tweet, where I have linked caste behind violence of #Dalitkids
Regardless of the argument that single tweet has been floated to prove I don't know what I am talking about & that I am dumb.
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#Castesplainers who still don't get it, here's a breakdown on why #dalitkids #beating & #stripping was driven by caste. 1. Kids were #dalit.
2. Yes, ANY crime against #Dalits is driven by caste hatred. Don't believe? Read history or even the news.
3. WHO the mob was is irrelevant, yes, even if there were FOUR #Dalits arrested. Because those kids were already ostracized & living outside
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Regardless of whether the kids were beaten by #Dalits or non-Dalits, they were beaten FOR BEING #Dalit. That's what makes their caste imp.
So this tweet is making all trolls rabid. A. It's in a context. The pretext of beating & humiliating them was theft. That's a fact.
I started by acknowledging that the kids were accused of that crime. But their form of humiliation aligns to a known pattern of caste hatred
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Damn #Rajatshan! You make me proud. Last week, #Delta. Now three #Dalit boys stripped & brutally beaten by a mob.…
Why do we hate #Dalit children? Why do we want to break them before they can build themselves? So they don't mistake themselves as equal!
That's why teachers in schools & universities systemically target #Dalit children. How dare they think they could be confident?!
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People bring up poor upper castes as an argument against #reservation coz for them #casteism is NOT A BIG DEAL. Who cares bout human rights?
They consider #untouchablity and #casteism (still existing) so casual that it doesn't bother/matter to them at all. #reservation
Most are stubbornly blind to the horrors of #casteism & are so ignorant to it, that they don't consider it grave/violation of humanity.
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