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Caste Based Reservation in India Started in 2nd Century BC. In #Manusmriti - the law book of Brahmins all the laws were based on #Caste and no Merit was ever considered. It divided people into High & Low Castes on the basis of their birth and not on the basis of Merit.
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Wealth, Political power, Spiritual leadership, Education, Ownership of Land, Trade and all lucrative aspects were reserved purely to the higher castes. This system of caste based discrimination entrenched in day today social life since ages.
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The elections of 2014 first time saw Hindus vote consolidation, ergo, immediately post election, language split, caste split. Hindus as an entity makes 80%, therefore a victory needs it to be broken into entity of 6-7% each for 20% to decisively beat them. Thus Bhim Army, GargaC
We know language wars are stupid and ancient now. We know Hindi as a language used by 43% people should connect India and is not an Either/or with Regional language. why they make a comeback? Think. When reading English with Kannada or Malayalam doesn’t insult you, why #Hindi?
There are two parallel efforts, driven with same objective, that #Hindus must understand- breaking Hindus into Language and Lingayat, Bhasha and Bhim Army.
The complimentary move is to connect Muslims with global Ummah. So Kerala Muslims stand with Kashmir Muslims.
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Yes #SmashBrahmanicalPatriarchy and every other kind of patriarchy, misogyny & #sexism regardless of the caste, class, race or religion that habits it. And they all do. But this poster #JackDorsey held was interesting for a number of reasons which I will discuss in this thread.
2/ Firstly, the picture on this poster of a #Dalit woman, reinforces upper-caste, discriminatory, caste stereotypes that holds that the lower caste are dark skinned with Afroid hair & facial features. We all know this untrue. There is no way you can identify caste by color!
3/ In fact it is this kind of stereotype about what Dalit women look like and do, which Jack's poster reinforces, that Dalit women in India have been fighting. #jackinindia
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#Dalitwomen are most often victims/survivors of sexual abuse, including of those that are not always legally identified as crimes. And the law has failed us. Progressive communities haven’t responded adequately either. It has been a lonely battle and will continue to be so.
Stories of sexual abuse, especially those that name Dalit men, are therefore uniquely triggering for us. We stand by the survivors, like we all need to, unequivocally, because we are victims ourselves.
We believe the victims, their EVERY WORD, because we’ve lived through the experience of being dismissed as liars so often, by friends and allies alike.
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Who is paying the price for #intercaste marriages in India? And why is this being touted as an anti-caste strategy? Questions and Thoughts.
Disclaimer: Twitter is obviously not a great place for nuance, but I'm going to try.
Also note that I'm not against #intercaste marriages. Ideally, we should all get married to whomever we please as long as they are an adult and are consenting. If you conclude that I'm casteist or pro-endogamy from any of my tweets, it's on you.
Let's first understand that not all intercaste marriages are problematic to India's casteist society. Many #intercaste savarna couples lead happy lives while telling the world how progressive their families are. Their weddings are pretty fun too...
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I still don’t buy this core voter disenchantment theory after #ByPollResults . One month back the same core Voter brought BJP from 40 to 104. I have some questions for on-twitter BJP Core supporters who claim loss is due to “core voters” losing faith in Modi . #KairanaByPolls
Some ‘Core Voters’ are educated people. Their friendships extend, like mine, across religions, even though their commitment to Hinduism is unquestionable. They demand like old Hindi film’s heroine’s dad that Modi mustn’t have Muslim friends. Is it plausible in politics?
From what we see here, even from Muslims voting en-masse for temple-hopping Congress is their trust in appeasement parties isn’t ephemeral and conditional like ‘core Hindu voters’. If he tries to even win one Muslim heart, Hindus will stand stiff claiming either him or me.
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This reminds me of a 1920's story from Kerala.

Alummoottil Channar was the richest Ezhava in Travancore to own a car. But when the car approaches the Mavelikkara temple road, Alummoottil always had to get out of the car and make a detour along the bylanes. (1/n)
The Ezhavas and Dalits in Kerala were not allowed to cross Temple Entrance or the house of Upper castes.

The Historic Vaikom Satyagraha of 1924 aimed at securing freedom of movement for all sections of society through the public roads leading to the Mahadevar Temple at Vaikom.
Coming back to Alummoottil Channar story.

Since Alummoottil was from the backward Ezhava caste, Alummoottil could not find anyone from his caste to be employed to drive the car. Alummoottil was forced to employ an upper caste Nair as his driver.
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In Delhi a 11 month old girl died because the hospital refused to treat her without an #Aadhaar card.

#AadhaarFemicide
#AadhaarWarOnWomen
#AadhaarKills
#DestroyTheAadhaar

amarujala.com/amp/delhi-ncr/…
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In Chandigarh, a woman was refused #abortion because she did not have an Aadhaar. She sought a back alley abortion and suffered extreme bleeding and complications.

#AadhaarWarOnWomen

#AadhaarFemicide

#AadhaarKills

#DestroyTheAadhaar

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3/n. HIV+ women in India have stopped their treatment as hospitals demand the biometric Aadhaar. The women fear loss of anonymity & social stigma on them and their families. newindianexpress.com/states/karnata…

#AadhaarWarOnWomen
#AadhaarFemicide
#AadhaarKills
#DestroyTheAadhaar
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1) Starting a tweet series of 50+tweets on #lynching or #persecution of Hindus in mini #lynchistan across India. Summary:
2 of 50) #lynching of Hindus in ground zero #lynchistan in Kerala:-
3 of 50) #lynching of Hindus in TN ruled by those who believe in discredited aryan/dravidian racial theory:-
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