Report Wire - Dear mainstream media, 1 Hindu + 1 Dalit = 2 Hindus. Fix that

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Dear mainstream media, 1 Hindu + 1 Dalit = 2 Hindus. Fix that

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Abhinav Singh

After an intense day of hypothesis and turmoil the place Sukhjinder Randhawa almost turned the Chief Minister of Punjab, solely to lose the crown to Punjab Congress Committee (PCC) President Navjot Singh Siddhu loyalist Charanjit Singh Channi, the conundrum lastly got here to a halt, late within the night yesterday. While liberal media termed the choice of crowning Channi, a Dalit, because the CM, a masterstroke, the identical media housed confirmed an utter lack of knowledge in regards to the non secular identification of one of many largest communities of the nation and state.Financial Express earlier than Channi was made the CM carried a report with the headline, “Punjab Congress Crisis: Sukhjinder Randhawa likely to have 2 deputy CMs, one Hindu and one Dalit”. Yes, the publication referred to the 2 deputy CMs as coming from totally different non secular teams.The sentence ‘One Deputy CM will be a Dalit, and one Hindu’ sounds plain fallacious. A Dalit can also be a sub-caste of Hinduism, which crafty politicians, through the years have chosen to distinguish solely to divide the vote banks.What began as a shrewd and unethical tactic by politicians has naively been adopted by the media outfits who are inclined to draw back from their duties of conducting due diligence earlier than publishing a narrative. Thus referring to 2 Dalit Hindus as Dalit and Hindu individually.Apart from Financial Express, Navbharat Times and information wire company ANI additionally carried comparable studies and almost copied word-to-word of one another’s information story — not bothering to alter the butchered information.Hindus = DalitsHinduism and the non secular follow and beliefs of Dalits are almost inseparable. Despite greater than 200 years of makes an attempt by missionaries, Islamists having energetic help of political events and politicians, a majority of the individuals of the group nonetheless establish themselves as Hindus.Planning to separate Dalits from Hindus who’ve lived in backwardness because of higher castes is a trope that’s routinely utilized by the left-leaning media outfits. In Punjab, the inhabitants of Dalits is greater than 35 p.c, and with the largest face of the occasion, Captain Amarinder Singh backing away, it’s the solely vote financial institution left that may assist Congress retain energy.Read More: ‘Don’t give sacred seats to Dalits,’ Congress’ Sikh MP’s casteist recommendation to Akali DalPakistan eradicating Dalits from the censusIt seems that dismantling the identification of a Dalit Hindu as an thought has been copied from our neighboring nation Pakistan the place the federal government throughout a census in 2017 declared that ‘Scheduled Castes’ (also referred to as ‘Dalits’ in in style socio-political discourse) aren’t Hindus.In the column the place one wanted to point one’s faith, “Scheduled Castes” was one of many choices aside from Hinduism. So, one needed to both point out themselves as Hindu or a Dalit.If one had any doubts concerning the non secular identification of Dalits then look no additional than the Ram mandir Bhoomipujan ceremony performed by BJP final yr. After laying the muse stone for the Ram temple in Ayodhya, the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust delivered the primary prasad to the home of a Dalit Mahaveer in Ayodhya, thus reaffirming the idea that Dalits are certainly Hindu by faith. However, the elite political and journalistic class continues to imagine in any other case.