Re: You may clean your own toilets but would you do it for others as a livelihood?
Prof. Kalluri S. Rao
This is with reference to what Nitish Sinha has said. Encouragement is different from reservation. Reservation spoils people while encouragement shows the way and help to get into the main stream. I do not think any right thinking person would object to the help to be given to down trodden to get them to the mainstream. from then onwards it is one's capability that should take him up.
Prof. Kalluri Subba Rao., Ph.D., D.Sc.(IISc),FAS-AP, FAMS., FNASc., FNA. Hon.Professor & INSA-Senior Scientist,Center for Biotechnology, Institute of Science and Technology (IST) , Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kukatpally
Dr Walter Fernandes
I think the most important part in your delayed reaction to what I said is that Dalits cannot do anything. It is this type of racist thinking that ensures that those who are down remain down and are not allowed come up in life. It is not a question of whether Brahmins clean their own toilets today. Yes, if you have not other option you may clean someone else's toilets for a living, to be exact for sheer survival. The fact is that the Dalits are forced into that by the social system and the economic need of survival is added to it. Our society does not give them an option.
Dr Walter Fernandes Director North Eastern Social Research Centre 110 Kharghuli Road (1st floor) Guwahati 781004 Assam, India