With all due respect, here's a quick thread on contemporary Periyarism!


With special regards to the so-called ideological coalition with Ambedkarites, despite being an Ambedkarite, some imp. 3 pointers for both the entities that can be replied without trolling me or anyone:
Point 1

Ambedkarites might still prefer separate electorates for Dalits, while the Periyarites would want self-determination rights for themselves. Assuming that Article 1 of Constitution be abolished, Periyarites go in sync with Ambedkar's speech on 'grammar of anarchy'?

Point 2

Periyarites, like Ambedkarites, are anti-Brahminism too. Would care to explain the crescendo of caste-based crimes, in the context of NCRB data, in Periyar's land?

Point 3

Periyarites lean towards Communism and Atheism, compared to Ambedkar's Navayana. Why do they think that social emancipation of the Dalits is endowed in Islam and Christianity and not in Buddhism? Acknowledge the 'issues' of Dalit Muslims/Christians too, there!


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