Caste system02.08.2014 17:04
is the social system that exists in India. Nowadays there are thousands of castes, but originally there were only four: priests, warriors, merchants, and laborers. The lowest class, the Dalits or untouchables, are subjected to heartbreaking injustice. They must perform the hardest and dirtiest jobs that no other Indians want to perform. All toilet and drain cleaning is their responsibility, and then there is not adequate protective clothing or gear. They may be in the sewers during the work and remove excrement by hand on all toilets. And we are not talking about water closets. Removal of dead animals, skinning carcasses for leather industry, all the cleaning and washing, heavy and dangerous work they are forced to perform. They are extremely poorly paid for their hard work and get, instead of gratitude, contempt
from the other Indians. 70% the Dalits live below the poverty line (10 SEK / day). Many Dalits are deprived of the right to adequate education and health care. At school, Dalit children sit in the back of the classroom and the cleaning of school toilets falls to them. They must also endure physical and mental abuse by teachers and classmates of higher caste. All middle-class Indians use Dalits as servants, they clean their home, they look after their gardens, they wash their cars and take care of their children. A typical family can have four Dalits who does all the work at home. The are used to the maximum and work about 16 hours per day. This is an apartheid society of the worst kind! Indians exploiting Dalits vulnerable position entirely lack emphaty. There are about 165 million Dalits in India.
Dalit woman cleans public toilets:
Dalitman empties open drain:
Here are some examples of how the Indian apartheid works:
Tea vendors have special glasses that only Dalits drink from.
Restaurants have special chairs and plates that only Dalits use.
Ban to visit the temple.
Prohibition to use sandals near more dominant castes.
Dalit girls in the age of twelve must accept to become temple prostitutes and have sex with priests.
They are buried in the specific areas where not others castes are buried.
Prevented from participating in elections.
Must not ride a bike in the village.
Must not use the village's public trails.
This boy became pushed into a fire for walking on a forbidden path in the village:
Dalit children at work:
Dalit women at work:
Long walk for water because the village well is reserved for the higher castes:
People who need to oppress others weaker, who can not defend themselves, to feel important has a serious flaw in his character. Approximately 1 billion Indians seem to have this character flaw. The 165 million who are exposed is the largest amount of people in the world who systematically tormented. The caste system was abolished in 1949 but the higher castes defend their ancient rights to get others to do all their work for them.