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gorky Donating Member (14 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 06:04 PM
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94. Re : The caste system in India
This is a biased and vindictive report by Terry Friel who has a history of twisting facts and throwing in unrelated news items to push whatever agenda he is selling. It is not just dalits ( untouchables ) who are cleaning the corpses. Here is his original report :

click on the accompanying photo. They may or may not be dalits , but they look no different from me or most other Indians. How can Mr. Terry Friel say somebody is from dalit or another caste when I myself, an Indian, cannot do that just by looking at someone. Does Mr. Friel speak Tamil , the local language ? Does Mr. Friel know that Nagapattinam is a predominantly christian area with a famous church called Velankani. Does christianity also require dalits to do the burying ?

Now see this report :

Nagapattinam(TN), Dec 29. (PTI):Over 4900 bodies have been buried so far by Red Cross volunteers in the district which bore the brunt of Tsunami disaster, according to an official of the Thanjavur chapter of the Red Cross (RC).
The Red Cross, with the help of RSS volunteers, has undertaken mass burials all over the district. Even bodies which could not be identified had been buired as they were highly decomposed, he said.
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The RSS is the hindu nationalist organisation that everybody in the west loves to hate . Whenever a disaster strikes they are the first ones to reach the area and do the lowest work that no one else wants to do. They have members from all castes.

( The Hindu newspaper is one of the oldest newspapers of India with a marked leftist / Marxist bias despite its name. They do their best to not report anything good about hindu organisations. )

Here is another report :

Quote :
Following an SOS from Nagapattinam district collector, RSS sent volunteers from all over the State to the affected areas.
The volunteers performed funeral rites to 1,100 bodies recovered from the tsunami-hit areas in this district alone.
The relief works in Kanyakumari district were coordinated with the Ramakrishna Mission and a medical camp is functioning with doctors and volunteers.
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Of course none of the Western press will publish these news items because these go against their pre-conceived notions of painting Indians as a backward caste-ridden society.

Here is post in a messsage board by a person who actually worked in Nagapattinam and cremated bodies.

Read these things and understand what is really happening in India instead of making your prejudiced comments based on a biased report by some stupid journalist whose views just reinforce your already prejudiced mind. There are people of all castes and religions (including Muslims ) doing burying , burning and cleaning of corpses of humans and animals. It is sad and sickening that even during a tragic time like this people want to push their agenda. What does mr. Terrry Friel and his like want ? All Hindus should convert to his brand of book religion ? What good has that done to the people of Africa , South America or Philipines ?
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