The Hindu people, particularly those who make some philosophical difference between caste and varna and thereby try to fool the Scheduled Castes/ Tribes and advocate caste system and untouchability, are living in a fool’s paradise. They try to fool the SCs and STs by prevailing upon them and sanctifying the unholy ideas and thoughts imbedded in the Hinduism. Highlighting the thin and imaginary difference between the caste and varna and making the common people understand that both are same so far as the SCs, STs and Shudras are concerned, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar has lucidly said, “I want to bring to your notice that your philosophical difference between Caste and Varna is too subtle to be grasped by people in general; because for all practical purposes in the Hindu society Caste and Varna are one and the same thing, for the function of both of them is one and the same, i.e., to restrict inter-caste marriage and inter-dining. Your theory of Varna Vyavastha is impracticable in this age and there is no hope of its revival in the near future. But Hindus are slaves of caste and do not want to destroy it. So when you advocate your ideal of imaginary Varna Vyavastha they had justification for clinging to caste. Thus you are doing a great disservice to social reform by advocating your imaginary utility of division of varnas, for it creates hindrance in our way. To try to remove untouchability without striking at the root of Varna Vyavastha is simply to treat the outward symptoms of a disease or to draw a line on the surface of water. As in heart of their hearts dvijas do not want to give social equality to the so-called touchable and untouchable Shudras, so they refuse to break caste, and give liberal donation to the removal of untouchability, simply to evade the issue. To seek the help of the Shastras for the removal of untouchability and caste is simply to wash mud with mud.”(Ref: ANNIHILATION OF CASTE)
( Dvijas = twice-born referring to Brahmins. Varna Vyavastha = Varna System or Caste System)
Those caste fanatics who do not want annihilation of caste and those who suffer on account of caste system but do nothing for annihilation of caste may read Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s ANNIHILATION OF CASTE.
This much message is enough for this day, the 6th December, 2020, the 64th Mahaparinirvana (Death Anniversary) of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. I direct this message more to those educated, elite and well-positioned but still adamant to cling to the unequal and unholy Hinduism and continue to be careless, casual and callous by not taking forward the social chariot which Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar had struggled and strenuously moved forward and succeeded in a way that we are enjoying the life and liberty today.
The cattiest and fascist forces have been successfully raising their monstrous heads everywhere in the name of majoritarian Hindu rule with a series of anti-people and anti-constitutional laws by the Centre and the recent one by the Uttar Pradesh Government prohibiting and punishing inter-caste and inter-religious marriages. So long as we remain mute spectators, thus long the fascist forces will move forward with their dirtiest and barbarous agenda of restoring the Manu regime and taking us back to the Dark Age and Stone Age. Then , WHITHER DEMOCRACY will become complete and the fascist forces will rejoice and we will be destined to become the utter slaves again with no sign of one more Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar taking birth again in the midst of selfish rascals traitors!
Jai Bhim! Jai Buddham!
– A. JAISON, M.A.B.L.,
Writer, Ambedkarite & Social Activist,
Bharat Ratna Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Rationalist Youth Movement (ARMY), Ambedkar World Federation of Employee Associations & Buddha Dhamma Sangam. Chennai-600 010.