In 1925, E V Ramasamy Naicker formed the Self-respect movement, galvanizing an Army of students from all across South India. This Self-respect movement which was closely associated with the Justice Party (formed in 1916), was later merged with the same to form the Dravida Kazhagam in 1944. All the members of Dravida Kazhagam proudly identified themselves as “Dravidians”. The cult of Dravida Kazhagam which had been inspired by the Dravidian movement has established itself firmly within the southern part of India so much so that a generation of Political leaders, Intellectuals, Educational Heads and Artists emerging from South India were nurtured with the below mentioned agendas.
1) Incitement of Lower Castes against the Upper Castes in the name of Anti-Brahmin protests
2) Separatism from a National Identity by encouraging regional spirit
3) Minority appeasement (Dalits, Muslims and Christians) by fueling anti Hindu protests
If ones goes through all the facebook posts of Rohith Vemula, they will find out that he has closely associated himself with all the above points thereby becoming a victim of the Left/Dravidian sponsored political cults.
Rohith Vemula, a Phd research scholar and member of Ambedkar Students Association (ASA) would be still alive if he had not been inspired to oppose the death penalty of a terrorist called Yakub Memon. This protest which was marked with slogans like “Tum kitne yakub maroge, har ghar se yakub niklega!” shows us how deep anti nationalism has creeped into the campus of University Of Hyderbad (UoH). Many such protests did crop up in various Indian university campuses but the clash with ABVP members had turned this fight from anti nationalism protest to being projected as casteism and crime against Dalits. What many of us don’t realize is that Rohith Vemula is a student who belongs to an OBC Vaddera communtiy and not a Dalit community as projected by many.
With the intervention of Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattetreya, a letter was shot to HRD Minister Smriti Irani in order to take action against the casteist and anti-National protests in the campus. The HRD ministry did take action against five such students who were accused of fueling such protests in the campus and they were barred from entering the hostel. But taking a concern on their academics, the Ministry allowed the students to sit for exams, attend classes and confirmed that their fellowship will not be cancelled.
Unfortunately, Rohith Vemula took a drastic step of ending his life for reasons which are not known of and he has not put the blame on anyone as mentioned in his letter. But his death is sadly being exploited by Intellectuals as an in-discrimination against Dalits, while Political opportunists are busy creating a Dalit votebank of the same. This is a disturbing situation which reminds us of the Dadri incident and the intellectual venom which followed it. Few unanswered questions which keep popping up in our minds
1) What was the need for Rahul Gandhi and Asaduddin Owaisi to visit the University and fuel the existing casteist and religious protests among the students?
2) In the past decade, nine suicides (including 2 Dalit suicides) have occurred in the same University of Hyderabad. But how come none of those suicides were never sensationalized by the so called Indian intellectuals?
3) Why is a student from a Non-Dalit community being tagged as Dalit by intellectuals from all over India?
4) How come Ashok Vajpayi never bothered to return his D Litt from Hyderabad Central University even though Dalit Phd scholars Senthil Kumar and M Venkatesh committed suicides in the same campus in 2008 and 2011 respectively? Why did Ashok Vajpeyi returned his D Litt award if he had no idea on the cause of Rohith’s death?
Ashok Vajpayi returns his DLit to Hyd Univ after `Dalit' student suicide. When I asked him if he knew the reason for suicide: I have no idea
— GAURAV C SAWANT (@gauravcsawant) January 19, 2016
The hijacking of a young student’s mind by educational heads and aligning them towards certain political establishments have created an aura of unrest in most Indian University campuses. The 139 days of FTII student’s protests, Ambedkar Periyar study circle protest in IIT Madras and recent protests cropping up in Jawaharlal Nehru University stands testimony for the same. Cleaning up the education system from Leftist intellectuals should not only be the only concern of HRD Ministry but all Educational Institutions in India must be free from biased heads, in order to ensure that future of India is in safe hands.