Thursday, October 06, 2005

White-skinned men appoint themselves as judges!

oct 6th

we should form a council to judge US racism in new orleans during and after katrina.

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From: A
Date: Oct 5, 2005 11:47 PM
Subject: White-skinned men appoint themselves as judges!
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Yet another example of Americans assuming that they are here to judge everyone else since they are Whites.




NEWS ADVISORY

Committee on International Relations

U.S. House of Representatives

Henry J. Hyde, Chairman

CONTACT: Sam Stratman, (202) 226-7875, October 5, 2005



For IMMEDIATE Release

India's Unfinished Agenda: Equality and Justice for Victims of Caste System

Smith Schedules Thursday Oversight Hearing

BACKGROUND:  Since independence, India has promised to bring equality to more than 150 million citizens who are defined as Dalits or untouchables and tribal peoples. While Dalits are generally ethnically indistinguishable from higher castes, deeply ingrained societal prejudices and practices cause them to become more likely victims of crime, violence, coercion, religious discrimination and persecution, sexual abuse and human trafficking. Often Dalits and non-caste tribal members do not report acts of violence and abuse for fear of reprisals or the inability to pay bribes as demanded by local police officials. While traditional notions of caste-defined interpersonal relationships are beginning to break down in modernized urban settings, caste still remains a key indicator of opportunity within India. Despite the Indian government's extensive affirmative action policies, which aim to open government service and education to Dalits and tribes, most have been left behind by India's increasing prosperity. Dalit women are particularly vulnerable because they are considered to be the very bottom of India's complicated caste, gender and class-based hierarchical system. Dalit girls are often forced into prostitution as devadasis, female servants of god, a practice in which they are "married" to a deity or temple where they are forced to have sex with upper caste men; they are eventually sold into prostitution.  India's current reformist government appears much more committed to ameliorating the serious human rights abuses perpetrated against Dalits and tribal peoples, but much, much more remains to be done.



WHAT: Subcommittee Oversight Hearing: India's Unfinished Agenda: Equality and Justice for 200 Million Victims of the Caste System

            U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Chair

WHEN: 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 6, 2005

WHERE:  Room 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

WITNESSES: Udit Raj, Ph.D., Chairman, All India Confederation of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes Organization; Kancha Ilaiah, Professor of Political Science Osmania University, India; Indira Singh Athwale, All India Confederation of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes Organizations; Joseph D'Souza, Ph.D., President, Dalit Freedom Network; T. Kumar, Advocacy Director Asia and Pacific, Amnesty International.

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think India should hold a similar conference on America's Unfinished Business: Coming to terms with the Black and mostly exterminated Native Aboroginal people.

S said...

These people pay and support anubody who can write some slander against hindus. This is part of Council of international relations. Does these racists and white supremists use state power to create negative campaign for hindus to convert them ?

san said...

Rajeev, the EU is preparing to overthrow US dominance of the internet:

http://technology.guardian.co.uk/weekly/story/0,16376,1585288,00.html

This may be quite a rude shock for the US govt and its business community. I'd say that India's interest would be to ensure that its telecom-driven service sector boom isn't derailed by any of this. We need a coherent framework to stay in place. After all, all these call centres are using VOIP.

I hope that this move by the EU will serve as a wakeup call to the US, to give it cause to review ties with EU, and also gravitate more towards the less confrontationalist Asia. I just can't understand why the US continues to support NATO.

But just as India has signed onto EU's Galileo alternative to the Pentagon's Global Position System satellite network, likewise it should be in India's interest to see the US hegemony over the net undone, as long as there is a coherent alternative.

Anonymous said...

Blame those redcoat "witnesses", ready to do the white man's bidding, expecting a bone or two to be thrown their way.

Shankar said...

Naxalite Terrorists like Kancha Illaiah and Dsouzas are the real enemies, sponsored by our own government! These sick souls go abroad and bark and froth only to malign India and further divide India on religuious lines. Already the Hindu Harijans have started protesting the reservation benefits to X-ian harijans. The Christists very well know that without the reservation loot, it's impossible to fool them continuously with lies and Thomas myths.
We should treat these Protesting inferior souls as real terrorists whose only aim is to find happiness in destroying our culture and integrity!

Anonymous said...

I was expecting something of this sort. The evangelists were laying their groundwork for this for quite some time. To get a better idea of their agenda, look up the info you get on "Joshua Project" on google. They have stepped up their activities in recent months and this is their latest act. The action against the Kanchi Seer also seems to be a part of this campaign, especially the smear campaign carried out against him and the Kanchi Math. I guess the church and 'Dalit activists' felt threatened by his actions and his reaching out to the Dalits and felt this was the only way to check his influence. It may sound far fetched but look up the number of publications and NGOs funded by the evangilicals and the people in the Indian media advancing their agenda. You will be in for a shock.

Anonymous said...

I think the Inidian Parliament should have a resolution:

1. condemning discrimination against blacks.

2. Condemn police brutality against black senior citizens--i.e. New Orleans.

3. Delayed response during Hurricane Katrina to black neighborhoods.

4. Discrimination of Catholics by the brits in Northern Ireland.

5. Support Scottish independence.

6. Support Irish independence.