(I received this by e-mail)
I came across certain incidents which I thought I should mention to you.
Africanization of Dalits I feel had started long back..beginning of 2000s when “Dalit panthers” were formed in TN around that time with the help of “theoretical inputs” from “African American-Black Panthers-Black Empowerment” type activists from USA. Slowly it spread to certain parts of Kerala,esp Thiruvananthapuram District( the treasure temple city) with a huge migrant Tamil population.
The new outfit was called “kerala dalit panthers”. Around 2002- 03, I was doing an internet research on religious conversions in India..and methods used in other areas of the world. I had come across a Colarado based church..
(I forgot what denomination and name it was) specializing in converting Indians specifically hindus. It had mentioned in its website how to specifically to “save” dalits and as early as 2002 or 2003 it had a “Dalit Human Rights” organization functioning out of that church. Fast Forward to 2008. april..
A sleepy village panchayat named Ayiroor in TVPM district wakes up to the shocking news that an early morning jogger in that village was hacked to death, and a few other tea shop owners were hacked for no reason.Victims were picked randomly. The attention grabbing “operation” was to mark the arrival of a new organization called “Dalit Human Rights Movement” claiming to be an extremist organization working for upliftment of dalits. Needless to say people stopped early morning walks for quite sometime.This organization was based in a dalit colony(ghetto) in this village.
I noted the English name of the organization ,DHRM for short, even more surpising since not many people in the dalit community can write or read English. Slowly DHRM spread to other colonies. Their activities include discouraging dalits from practising hindu religion, advocating soft-terro with knives, axes etc instead of the usual hand made explosion creating devices which may get them a “terro’ branding.
My biggest shock was yet to come. around 6 weeks ago..one of their activists was arrested for carrying weapons and kept in police custody for a day. This was followed by “gherao” of the police station accusing the police of conspiracy against dalits.
As usual leaders were called for discussion and the culprit was released. afther that I was shocked to see how around 25 activists of DHRM including women and small children lined up and started clapping their hands in 2 second intervals and started moving their hips exactly like in an American baptist church!!! (i am sure you must seen in some church channel). This was their celebration, instead of the usual “inquilab zindabad, name of the organization zindabad” typical of parties in kerala. I had never seen this before in Kerala, very untypical of keralites to do something like this in public.
I checked with some dalit community members to see if this celebration was a community specific ritual dance. The answer was no. Since I had seen this before in baptist church channels it was easy to recollect. I feel there is more going on than just “projects”.
I thought I should share this with you since i feel there is a need for such matters of national interests ( i feel so) to get to the right people.
Thank you for your time
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