Radio Pakistan comes to the aid of Dalits in IndiaApril 28th, 2009 - 8:33 pm ICT by ANI
Abohar, April 28 (ANI): Instead of looking at its country’s depleting reputation in the world for being a haven for terrorists and the Taliban in Swat Valley, Radio Pakistan’s prime concern is the welfare of lower caste people in India.
In the latest Punjabi Durbar programme, Radio Pakistan has alleged that people belonging to the SC (Scheduled Caste) and ST (Scheduled Tribes) in India are subjected to inhuman treatment in India.
The programme has alleged that upper caste Brahmins don’t allow the lower castes to pray in temples or fetch water from their wells.
The allegations have been dismissed as baseless by Dr. Kuldeep Singh of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).
“Pakistan is trying to create divisions in the country by asserting that the concept of casteism overpowering India. As the district head of Bahujan Samaj Party I want to say that the system of casteism is the issue of the past. At present, in Bahujan Samaj Party people of different castes like Brahmins, Thakur, Kshatriya, Vaishya, Jatt Sikh to the people of lower castes like schedule castes and schedule tribes work together for the betterment and the progress of the country,” said Dr. Kuldeep Singh.
“I want to ask Pakistan about its system of casteism, where people are fighting one another. Such conditions will not be there in any other country of the world,” said Dr. Singh.
“At a time when India and Pakistan were united, the situation was very bad. Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar wrote our Constitution, which came into force on 26th January 1950. Since then the concept of casteism has been reduced to a great extent. He created a feeling of togetherness and brotherhood in the people of different castes and helped them in getting their rights.”
The broadcasters of Raido Pakistan need to study the Indian Constitution before airing baseless allegations about India. It must remember that that all Indians, irrespective of caste, creed, and religion have the Right to Equality.
In Uttar Pradesh, the people irrespective of their caste or creed or without any pressure of any community elected their leader Ms. Mayawati.
Moreover, people of the lower castes, today enjoy reservation in almost all government jobs and education institutes across the country. (ANI)
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