Caste Politics rears it's ugly head again


May 4, 2009
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It seems that caste politics is here to stay in India. Despite all the talks of affirmative action and equality as enshrined in our constitution, our politics cannot stop flogging this dead horse.

Admittedly we are not a perfect society and have a long way to go to achieve social equality but if our politicians do not mend their ways then heaven help our country.

The latest is the our dear leader Mr.Krunanidhi. In the case of Justic Dinakaran, despaite all the evidence our beloved CM sees nothing but a caste conspiracy. To me it looks like a counter offensive to the charges that his Minister A Raja is facing related to the 2G spectrum bidding.

DMK breaks silence, backs Dinakaran

The ruling DMK, which has been keeping silence over Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran land-grab issue, broke its silence on Saturday by expressing its virtual support for him drawing a parallel with AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa’s bungalow at Kodanadu allegedly built violating rules.

DMK’s mouthpiece Murasoli allocated half page on Page 1 on its issue dated October 31 to carry the pictures of the bungalow of Jayalalithaa at Kodanadu and the extent of land reportedly encr*oached by Justice Dinakaran at Kaverirajapuram in Tiruv*allur district, with a caption “two yardsticks for justice — Can it be equal justice?’’

Besides, the DMK organ quoted a verse from poet Subramaniya Bharathi on the different yardsticks being adopted for rendering justice to Shudras and Brahmins in Sastras.

In the verse, Bharathi says that “If Sastras adopt such an attitude, know that they are not Sastras but a conspiracy.”

Just a couple of days ago, a CPM delegation including members of the Movement against Untouchability, which met Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, reiterated that the State government should not send any adverse report against the Thiruvallur Collector’s report on Kaverirajapuram land-grab issue.

One of the delegation members told media that the Chief Minister had agreed to the demand.

According to the Forum for Judicial Accountability, Dinakaran is allegedly involved in a lot of benami transactions including purchase of several property in Ooty, Anna Nagar and Shenoy Nagar in Chennai and in allotment violating the Tamil Nadu Housing Board norms.

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