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Anti-caste 'mleccha', & a #libertarian 'fluid' who dares to graffiti #TaxationIsTheft on the public walls. On twitter, I 'refute' #Hindutva. In real, I 'teach'.
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2 May
Yesterday was #LaborDay but none of us recalled some revolutionary thoughts of Bhagat Singh, a freedom fighter who has been appropriated by India's riot/hindutva wing today.

Bhagat believed that caste/casteism degraded the life/dignity of laborer.

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The caste system, according to Bhagat Singh, was a system to extract free and cheap labour from the most under-privileged communities.

In ‘Satyagraha and Strike’ (1928), Bhagat ratiocinated that manual scavengers (untouchables) were the real working class: Image
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Bhagat also believed that all those social reform movements lead by upper-caste were not intended to free the untouchables from the matrix of casteism. Upper-caste positively remember untouchables, only when there's a reaction to be done against communal representation. Image
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6 Apr
Amid a population of 135 crore, only 1.2L beneficiaries received incentives under 'Inter-Caste Marriage scheme' in 7 years. Although it's said that government's motivation to drive social exogamy is noble but is monetary incentivization enough to make the point?

Data here.
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This measure i.e. promoting inter-caste marriages by providing financial assistance to couples marrying to Scheduled Castes (SCs) has been rolled out by governments at central & state levels to eradicate caste-based discrimination & increase intermingling of castes.

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Inter-caste marriages are sanctioned by Special Marriage Act, 1954 and the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955. Financial assistance of Rs. 2.5 Lakhs is provided to inter-caste couples where one of the spouses belongs to SCs.

As if money alone will undo casteism!

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5 Apr
The price for standing for yourself is the greatest treasure that one has to pay to bear the cost of toxic parenting, social statism and 'culture'.

Here's the case of a so-called friend, a girl, who was intimidated today morning by her 'Rajput' dad.

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Her crime is that she believes that she can make decisions for herself. She is financially independent, but her hindu 'rajput' family is against her personal choice i.e. getting married to a hindu guy of 'vaishya' caste, lower than 'kshatriya' clan.

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I was not in touch with her since last few years. But when she suddenly remembered me today morning for assistance and empathy, I concluded that I turned out to be a candle in this dark time. I cancelled my lecs. and headed her home.

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23 Jan
Bhakts, today, are celebrating the birth anniversary of Subhashchandra Bose. Bose was a freedom fighter who culminated INA to fight the British imperialism.

Whereas Bhakts' antecedents favored British imperialism over INA.

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When Bose, during World War II (1939-1945), was trying to secure foreign support for liberation of India and trying to organise a military attack towards the northeast of the country, it was 'Veer' Savarkar who offered full military cooperation to the Britishers.

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While addressing the 23rd session of Hindu Mahasabha at Bhagalpur in 1941, 'Veer' Savarkar said:
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8 Jan
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.

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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).

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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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24 Dec 20
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It's not 'good governance day'. It's #ManusmritiDahanDivas'.

I bet, a lot many Indians are not aware about the same. During the Mahad Satyagraha, Dr Ambedkar bravely showed #Manusmriti its place.
Mahad Satyagraha was a fight to assert the Dalits’ right to access "public water", and to embrace humanity and dignity.

For Dr Ambedkar—a staunch advocate of women’s rights and emancipation—it was a political action to burn #Manusmriti publicly.

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On December 25, 1927, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar burned #Manusmriti as a symbol of rejection of the religious basis of #untouchability.

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14 Nov 20
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After Uttar Pradesh, Haryana is embracing the 'bandwagon effect' of laws against love jihad. Other states will follow the chain too.

The law is not in sync with Article 25 of the Indian Constitution, in the first place, & it's tuned to Modi's political philosophy.

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Secondly, the ramification of this abhorrent and misogynical law will disdain (and discourage) women to make inform and free choices for herself. No doubt the philosophy of this law is stemmed from Manusmriti's thoughts over women's rights.

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1st of all, it's not government's business to tell us whom we shld marry or not. If there's coercion involved in such special marriages, then let the courts or law take up the matter. What gives govt. the right to state "Your Ram Naam Satya journey will begin" so blatantly?

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14 Nov 20
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Ram 'lynched' shudra sage Shambukha.

[Reference: Valmiki Ramayana, Book 7, the 'Uttarakanda' (Final Chapter), sargas 73-76]

The 'casteist' story is not popularly known in the circles, for all the political reasons that you and me subconsciously know.
(73) When Rama is reigning as a virtuous king, a humble aged Brahmin comes to him, weeping, with his dead son in his arms.

He says that Rama must have committed some sin, or else his son would not have died.

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(74) The sage Narada explains to Rama that a Shudra is practicing penances, and this is the cause of the child's death.

(75) Rama goes on a tour of inspection in his flying chariot, and finds an ascetic doing austerities, and asks who he is.

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13 Nov 20
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Indian voters won't vote for coherent issues, in 2024, because they are shifted to that overton window wherein religious consciousness would matter. The current regime has a proactive PR machineries, which even integrated opposition parties can't imagine to possess.

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Logical fallacies, as posited by the so-called opposition parties, alone would not influence the behavioral pattern on EVMs. Let's keep it straight and honest.

It's the narratives that matter in the upcoming landscape. The opposition parties may do regionally well but...

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they don't possess a sound blueprint to counter the nation's 'new' narratives grounded in the issues like Pakistan-bashing, Islamophobia, Kashmir, Ram temple movt. & soldiers. This shit is real. Accept it.

Cautiously, through other issues, even a rhetoric to refute them...

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15 Oct 20
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Non-Buddhists, especially Hindus, often certify that Ambedkarite Buddhism is NOT #Buddhism.

First of all, nobody asked for their 'opinion'.

Second thing, Buddhism is flexible and liberal enough to alter as per the consciousness of epoch.

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Third thing, Ambedkarite Buddhism is a school of thought in the branch of #Buddhism. There's no dire need for any 'internationally accredited' agency to validate this sect.

It's just another extension to the organic growth of Buddhist philosophy.
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Ambedkarite Buddhism is an outcome, from the years of racism, discrimination and hatred, faced by the dalits, atishudras or untouchables.

Read to know how Ambedkarite Buddhists have progressed, compared to Hindu dalits: medium.com/@jaiminism/why…
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