Caste Aside; or, only some Hindus celebrated Diwali today

We here in Britain; English, Welsh, NornIrish, and Scots pride ourselves on obeying the Law. We expect those who come into our country to obey our Laws as well, but we are routinely useless at making sure that the Law is obeyed by all. As with many, I dislike intensely certain of these Laws, but because I am English, because I was raised and educated to accept that the only way to alter or change a Law was through the Democratic process, through political discussion within Parliament, and legitimate pressure from outside, change can be slow, too slow for some: but strangely enough, too fast for others

There are three names I wish to push past your eyes this morning, they are Pooja and Ajay ­Chandhok, and Permila Tirkey. You have probably never heard of any of these people, but, if as so many times past, you Google them, you shall find that Permila Tirkey was imported like a trussed turkey into the U.K. under the guise of ‘domestic servant’ by  Pooja and Ajay ­Chandhok. This professional couple, brought Permila into the UK to look after their new twins; to cook, to clean, to work all the hours which they demanded, whenever they wished, for virtually no reward at all.

Now Pooja and Ajay are not vicious criminals, they did not virtually enslave this young woman deliberately, they did not even think that the manner in which they treated Permila was unjust; they treated her as they, and literally millions of ‘upper-caste’ Hindus have treated Permila, and the 200-odd million Indians like her, have been treated for literally centuries in India. Long before British India, long before the ‘Raj’ ruled with British indifference; the ‘Untouchables’ were treated with disdain, disgust and even with a vicious ferocity because the ‘dirty Dalit’ had the impertinence to even cross a Brahmin’s path or shadow. The Caste system is Hindu in origin, mainly religious in nature, but, because of a steely resolve that nothing will ever change, Hindu India still holds 200 million Indians, but also ‘Dalits’, as unworthy of anything but the dirtiest and filthiest of tasks.

As an aside, I watched a first-class six-part BBC documentary on the Bombay (Mumbai) railway system, and how the trains are maintained, cleansed, segregated into women’s only carriages for their own protection and filled to crammed capacity, as the ordinary carriages are; but with the added virtue of not having any strange man’s body crammed up against yours on purpose. Unlike most BBC docs., the film showed the whole shebang, the trains designed to be maintained by ill-educated people, so that the average worker could understand how to renew or maintain vital safety equipment so easily accessible that virtually no skill was needed for the task The film also showed the huge expanse of the station itself, built mainly under Victorian-time British design and supervision, but allowing for Indian needs and traditions as well. It showed the Dabbawalas, the 50,000 carriers of the city workers’ luncheon meals from home to office; it displayed the modern signalling and switching arrangements needed for the vast network of long, short and commuter trains: in other words, nearly everything to do with the Bombay railways was shown, or explored.

One thing, and one thing only, was shown as part of the general make-up, but wasn’t explained or explored; perhaps on purpose. The small army of female cleaners who literally swarmed onto the trains and track to clean the day’s sewage, filth and garbage were filmed, but the whole story was left unsaid. What was not explained was the fact that all these women, young, old, long service: were all employed for that service only: there would never be a promotion to a more gentler task, no sign that they would be moved to a different role. No folks, all those women, probably well-paid by Indian standards, will never be allotted any other role besides cleansing the toilets and the carriages, the filth on the tracks and the sewage on the lines because they were all ‘Untouchables’!

Some here at OoL may ask what the problem is? Has the young woman been freed? Yes, she has. Has she been compensated for her unjust detention and forced labour with a heavy fine from the couple who virtually imprisoned her? Of course she has. So why the fuss, why the post detailing foreign religious beliefs and civil arrangements in a country far away? Well, it seems as though the Hindu Caste system has been imported into Britain, and some 500,000 Dalits are routinely discriminated against because of the accident of their birth.

We have in Great Britain the Equalities Act, whereby no-one can be treated, in the workplace or indeed most everywhere else bar private homes, as less than equal to the next person. Whereas in general, equal treatment is guaranteed by Statute, the ONLY area where this is not the case is that of Caste Discrimination. Hell, they even held a consultation on whether Caste Discrimination should even be brought into the Act. Naturally, people like Satish Sharma, chair of the National Council of Hindu Temples want nothing to do with Caste legislation, stating that ‘its got nothing to do with Hinduism, its all the fault of the British’, which is a bit strong, even from a Brahmin.

I wrote myself some time back on the Dalits, and I finished with this observation:- I listened to the weasel words of the Brahmin contributor to that Sunday Programme, and I could not help comparing my thoughts to those of the great Playwright and Author himself, when he wrote, Firstly, let’s kill all the lawyers” Not, of course, because I wished that man evil, but because he spoke of the ‘great complexity of the problem; of the ‘great difficulty’ in removing this disgraceful, lunatic and truly hurtful religious discrimination from a large number of people who are suffering innumerable insults because of who their antecedents were some centuries ago!

8 comments for “Caste Aside; or, only some Hindus celebrated Diwali today

  1. John in cheshire
    October 19, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Let’s not forget that Hindus hate Christians as much as muslims hate Christians. And Christians are increasingly suffering Hindu persecution in India. There’s only one God, there’s only one Saviour, Jesus Christ. Everyone else is serving a false god.

    • Errol
      October 19, 2017 at 6:19 pm

      Every god is false. All are inventions of people seeking power over others.

      The internicine strife caused by which invention is the bigger lie is absurd and merely a cover for the innate, irreversible prejudices of human weakness.

      There is no such thing as god. There is only insignificant, arrogant, small little man.

      • October 21, 2017 at 3:27 am

        Hmmmmm. I can agree with the many false gods bit, Errol, but not the ‘every’. Man was born with an innate sense of the supernatural but without the knowledge, so his inventiveness got the better of him most of the time. It is as long a road to finding God as it is from shitting in your nappy to building the ISS.

        If you are right about ‘every’ god being false, including the One that isn’t, then the day after you die you will not even be able to bask in a satisfied gloat let alone know you were right: but if you are wrong it is an eternity of “BUGGER “!! for you m’lad.

        • Mona
          October 21, 2017 at 11:26 am

          Eight hundred billion light years away and about a hundred and twenty million years ago two neutron stars collided, scientists think they heard the sound of that, considering that from the collision,, light travels in all directions that makes at least sixteen hundred billion light years some gravity waves and photons have traveled, a human thought created God nothing else, what else can neurons do ? what is eternity? how far is eternity?

  2. October 19, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    I’ll not make many friends when I say deport the three of them.

  3. Errol
    October 19, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    This is the consequence of Left wing thuggery. Instead of forcing integration the state ensured segregation and forced difference on us all when we should have demanded these cultures evaporate on steping on to this soil.

    Our society is – was – at the top of the food chain because, dammit, we’re white, British and better than anyone else having made and learned from our countless mistakes over generations. Hard fought, hard earned rights, freedoms and strengths, not to mention wealth bought in torrents of blood and pain.

    The Left wanted to erase all of that in the name of their hubris because when you havee’t earned it, you don’t value it.

  4. Bemused
    October 20, 2017 at 6:37 am

    Do we have our own caste systems, although much looser? Isn’t that what”upward mobility” is about? Aristocracy don’t generally marry farm labourers, upper classes marry other upper classes, the maids daughter does not get invited to debutant balls, old school tie syndrome, regimental ties (senior officers), members of the right gentleman’s club etc. It was ever thus.

    As an aside. I was reading a while ago about those people who advocate population reduction to 500 million total and I started to wonder how it would work as they never explain. The answer I came up with was a caste system and birth control. Even the super rich needs dirty work done. Sewage workers would always be sewage workers, their children would be sewage workers. I think Aldus Huxley may have been trying to warn us of something. Brave New World indeed.

  5. Mona
    October 20, 2017 at 10:12 am

    “East is East and West is West and Never the Twain shall Meet”, except in Britain of course but happily we have a Dumbocracy here, where we Brit dummies put up with any shit mainly because of that magic word that coagulates the brain, RACIST.

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