Opinion: Brahmanical elite are looting the marginalised with 13-point roster

Written by Vidya Bhushan Rawat | Published on: January 31, 2019

The department wise roaster system in universities is nothing but blatant misuse of power by the Brahmanical hegemonists to steal the constitutional provisions meant for the historically denied Bahujan communities. It violates all the principles of social and constitutional justice.



 
India needs to protest the silent murder of the affirmative action programme by the most casteist government of India. Sadly, the courts too have let down to all of us. We always believed that there may be some people who rise above their narrow partisan caste interest but all those things are a matter of the past.
 
The time has come to demand proportionality in all sectors. That is the only answer to all the complexities in India. It is equally important to demand an all India judicial service on the lines of civil service with quota fixed for it. All the higher courts must reflect India's caste, religious and ethnic diversity. These institutions cannot be allowed to judge people in the name of merit.
 
While political parties have failed to raise this issue because none want to 'offend' others. We hope the parties swearing over social justice will stand up and speak against this theft of Dalit OBC Adivasi community share. It is an open theft and shameless, to say the least.
 
The department-wise roster system in universities is nothing but blatant misuse of power by the Brahmanical hegemonists to steal the constitutional provisions meant for the historically denied Bahujan communities. It violates all the principles of social and constitutional justice.
 
Though political parties have shown their incompetence and absolutely casteist character, it also reflects the huge gap of intellectual leadership in India. We do not have statesmen who speak to their communities rising above the partisan interest. We always believe that when bureaucrats, academia and all other who take oath in the name of the constitution, they will adhere by it but unfortunately most of them swear by their own caste and religions and follow those biases.
 
This crisis may not be created due to political incompetence as popularly believed. It’s much bigger because politicians rarely see beyond their nose and immediate interest hence this is a rocket-speed supersonic action by the threatened Savarna elite which includes Savarna bureaucrats and Savarna academia. They have completed exposed them but with the Savarna media and Savarna judiciary, they have everything to feel secure. One helps them in building narratives and the other stamps their job stealing.
 
What is going to happen? The Savarna academia and Savarna bureaucracy will keep the hot seats for their relatives. Not even Savarna poor will get into these institutions but only the Brahmanical elite. Once the seats are gone everywhere, some ‘good’ judge or 'good government' will again play the 'social justice' card but by that time, most of the things will be taken away. They know it well, but then this was a deliberate effort by a thoroughly desperate and shameless elite.
 
This is open loot and a clear violation of the law of the land and constitutional spirit. Sooner this country realises it, the better for all of us. The constitution of India as defined and designed by its constitutional forefathers needs fair implementation and one thing we must fight for is once you take up a government job, you must adhere to constitutional principles leaving your prejudices based on caste, religion, language and regions aside.
 
India's socio-cultural diversity must reflect in all its public positions. It will make the country better. The one community one religion nations always turned to fascism and oppressive theocracies. We must not think of India as a one community nation ever because that means religious thugs will dominate and kill the spirit of democracy. Attempts are being made to convert India into a Brahmanical theocracy which must be opposed tooth and nail.
 
The very structure of democracy is in crisis and all Indians must support it.
 
Rights of the Dalits, marginalised and others can’t be different except in the form of affirmative actions and human rights. We stand together with our friends fighting for their constitutional and human rights provisions which have been shamelessly taken away from them in the name of 'merit' and other 'technicalities'.