Chaturvarna Maya srishtam guna Karma Vibhagayao - B.Gita
Even the Lord himself will be at a loss to explain how twisted minds themselves created an new untouchable class.
Misinterpretation and false representation has been the achilles heel of religion and history, and our religious custodians got this very wrong over a period of time in history.
As any common person, these poor dalits do have their own beliefs and all of us - including the intellectuals - should respect them. The real way to fight this stupidity is not to run away from it, but to kick these castist morons' posteriors real hard, show them their place and take back their rights
Sanket Biswas, Well timed quote of Ambedkar. A few decades ago, Dalits entered another place of worship - not hindu temple but muslim's mosque. En mass conversion to islam. That had larger impact than entering hindu temple.
Ask these castist morons why they observe such inhuman and blatant discrimination as untouchability -they dont have an answer. Question these nincompoops on if their God/Goddess seeks such favours as discrimination - they dont have an answer or rather they dont know it. These castist swines would've done better had they not made such statements as if they're bestowing some favour on those poor people by allowing entry into the temple
In 1933, Gandhiji wanted Dr. B. R. Ambedkar to support temple entry bill in Masras Presidency. He didn't agree. Instead he observed and advised in his characteristic enlightened manner,
“Not very long ago there used to be boards on club doors and other social resorts maintained by Europeans in India, which said ‘Dogs and Indians’ are not allowed. The temples of Hindus carry similar boards today, the only difference is that the boards on the Hindu temples practically say: ‘All Hindus and all animals including dogs are admitted, only Untouchables are not admitted’. The situation in both cases is of parity. But Hindus never begged for admission in those places from which the Europeans in their arrogance had excluded them. Why should an Untouchable beg for admission in a place from which he has been excluded by the arrogance of the Hindus? This is the reason why the Depressed Class man who is interested in material welfare should be prepared to say to the Hindus, ‘to open or not to open your temples is a question for you to consider and not for me to agitate. If you think, it is bad manners not to respect the sacredness of human personality, open your temple and be a gentleman. If you rather be a Hindu than a gentleman, then shut the doors and damn yourself for I don’t care to come.’”
Dalit must take the advice of Dr. Ambedkar and shun Hindu temples which are centres of indignity and humiliation for them. Living with indgnity is worse than hell.