Thursday, 27 June 2013
UNTOUCHABILITY IS NOT SIMPLY DISCRIMINATION
Another letter of mine to "The Hindu" :
June 26, 2012,
This is regarding the news report "Dalit discrimination takes different forms in Vadugapatti" filed by D.Karthikeyan (The Hindu, June 12, 2013). The various forms of social segregation imposed on Dalits which are described in this news report cannot be diluted away under the generic and unspecific terminology of "discrimination" but should have been recorded as evidence of the continuation of the unique socio-religious institution of bigotry called "untouchability" which perpetrates various forms of social segregation on Dalits. It is interesting that the word "untouchability" cannot be found anywhere in the aforementioned news report, which can only be construed as a devious exercise in journalistic and intellectual dishonesty to hide or deny the existence of a unique form of social segregation perpetrated on Dalits called "untouchability" by clumping it under the generic and unspecific terminology of "discrimination".
Dr. Iniyan Elango, MBBS, Diploma in Counselling (UK), Diploma in Venereology and Genito Urinary Medicine (UK)
Posted by Iniyan Elango at 13:31