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.
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.