'As an ethnic Indian journalist in Malaysia, Michelle Gunaselan, 24, is more than ordinarily aware that the ethnic Indian community occupies the bottom-rung of the socio-economic ladder in the country. Yet, when over 10,000 ethnic Indians marched on Kuala Lumpur’s streets last Sunday in protest against race-based discrimination and a wave of temple demolitions in Malaysia, Gunaselan wasn’t one of them. The reason: as a person of Malayali-Telugu descent and a Catholic, she felt “excluded, even alienated” by the fact that the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf), which organised the protest, was appealing only to the “Tamil-Hindu” constituency, which makes up over 80% of the ethnic Indian population in Malaysia.'.....deleted
Guess who those "ethnic Indians" might be? Punjabis? Biharis? Gujaratis? Sindhis? Wrong!!! The "ethnic Indians" who feel "excluded, alienated and offended" by Hindus speaking up for their rights are all christists and mohammedans. This should not be surprising at all given the track record of such "ethnic Indians" in Sri Lanka or even the US. Would anyone in his right mind expect Biju Mathew, Jaichand Pallekonda, Kaleem Kawaja, Vijay Parshad et al to ever stand up against demonisation of Hindu nationalists and denigration of Hinduism itself? Karunanidhi would rather have you believe that these Malaysian mutant clones of FIACONA, IMC and FOIL are somehow oppressed in the same manner as the Hindus!!