We should never criticize a dead person, infact try to understand the circumstances which led to his death and make sure such things never take place in the near future. But sometimes the story is something else. All the elite, crude and secular intellectuals of the country are back with their banners demanding justice for the Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula. Very little out of these intellectuals know what exactly had happened in the campus of University of Hyderabad which had led to a poor guy committing suicide and for sure they won’t bother knowing the truth and facts behind this incident taking place. A politically motivated suicide got its due as the politicians seeking vote have already played the “DALIT CARD”. Now if you don’t understand, in India there are two minority cards which are much more powerful than the spade card or the +4 card in UNO are the backward caste based cards and the minor religious card. Vote digging politicians never fail to play this card cause after all what actually matters is with how many votes did you won the elections.
Media houses of our country keep waiting for such incidents to make a fest out of it. They will prey on such incident unless you get them something new* (*New is only when a minority card is used). This is a shame for me that I am going to judge a dead soul but this is not against a specific community or a person but against the egregious mindset most of amongst us have.
Rohith Vemula’s BACKGROUND CHECK
- Rohith was a ‘dalit scholar‘ who turned down Marxism to accept Ambedkarism (Why the use of word dalit? shows the mindset) studying in UoHyedarabad. Apart from a mediocre academic performance he was also involved in an association called Ambedkar Students Association (ASA), which already has a pungent reputation in the nation for defending the death of Yakub Memon, mastermind of the 1993 Bomay serial bomb blasts. Just like his association, Rohith too had it in him to defend the death of Yakub.
So was Yakub Memon was his role model? He was seen with posters reading “ Tum Kitne Yakub Maaroge, Har Ghar Se Yakub Niklenge”
- Rohith also had disturbing views when it came to SWAMI VIVEKANANDA. It is tough to understand what kind of upbringing he had gotten from the ASA, that doesn’t even bother to respect world renowned Indian visionaries with great wisdom. His views on Swami Vivekananda were terrible to the core, reason being Swami were a HINDU!
- If these reasons are not enough for you then let me just put another picture of him and his association burning Manusmriti (religious book on the origin of Hinduism).
To be an atheist means not involving in any religious practices of any kind. It does not give you license to criticize any other religion (HINDUISM IN HIS CASE). And then you come up demanding a reservation seat in colleges stating you are a Dailt The last time I checked, Dalit’s do fall in Hinduism. There is no religion called DALIT. TO put it in other words, This is like “to defecate in your own plate”.
- If the sources are to be concerned, disciplinary actions on him were also due to he and his friends calling other Hindus with names like “euressian brahmin” or “hindu baniya”. Well if you don’t trust this source you can anytime go and ask UoHyderabad authorities about it.
To end this heated post I would like to JUST ask you few question and leave it upto you that was he even a person whose death should be given much of a coverage? was it even worth for anyone to stand up for him? unless you are an ASA member or Kejriwal or Rahul Gandhi or the selective media houses, it shouldn’t bother you.