Interestingly several seasoned politicians are looking towards ‘The Mega Star’. So many leaders who would not have touched a cinema character with a barge pole yesterday are seeing a messiah in him because of vote maths, magic of fans and the music of coins.
Today Karamchedu Martyrs remembrance day (Karamchedu dalita mruta veerula samsarana sabha) organized at Press Club by Kula Nirmulana Porata Samiti (KNPS). This is part of the events on the issue scheduled to be held all over state from 17 July to 6 August,2008
Hussainappa, a 25 years old dalit, congress activist was brutally murdered in his house first week of July, 2008. He was killed in his village in Nandigam, Maddur mandal of Mahabubnagar district. It is in a sleepy village of Telangana. He was killed because of the sin he committed in this land. He questioned local Dora, a Reddy landlord, of the village against whom no body ever uttered a word till now. He asked for payment of the wages for labour provided by a dalit woman.
“Freedom of mind is the real freedom. A person whose mind is not free though he may not be in chains, is slave, is not a free man. One whose mind is not free though he may not be in prison is a prisoner and not a free man. One whose mind is not free though alive, is not better than dead. Freedom of mind is proof of once existence.” Dr B.R. Ambedkar.
The current situation in India or else where is very alarming inerms of poor or depressed classes.Today’s ‘development’ is concentrated on looting the ‘poor’ and building the ‘rich’. Poor in India are oppressed sections, the SC,ST, or BCs. We are still victims of the ‘top to down’ policies. We never look into our people, who are more than 70%, more than 50% are illeterates and depend on agriculture, living in rural areas.
The United Nations recently appointed two special rapporteurs to prepare a comprehensive study on discrimination based on work and descent. This note is based on a submission made by Surepally Sujatha to the 11th Session of the Working Group on Minorities of the UN Sub-Commission on Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in June 2005.