Letters to the Editor
நான் எழுதிய கடிதம் மிக அழகாக நறுக்குத் தெறித்ததுபோல் edit செய்யப்பட்டு நான்சொல்லியவிதத்தை விடவும் நன்கு சொல்லப்பட்டுள்ளது. எடிட் செய்தவருக்கு என் பாராட்டுக்கள். இதோ அக்கடிதம்:
System against Dalits
The author of the articles "A system against Dalits" (March 14) and "A Dalit temple's encounter with official India" (March 15) deserves all praise for her perseverance. She has brought to light not only the plight of Dalits of the Bibipur village but also the mentality of our sarkari babus in the Dalits' very last resort to justice — the National Commission for Scheduled Castes.
G. Sam George,
To view the articles cited:
March 14th:"A system against Dalits"
March 15th: "A Dalit temple's encounter with official India"
நான் எழுதிய அதே நாளில் வந்த இன்னொரு கடிதமே எனக்கு மிகவும் பிடித்தது. ஆகவே அதையும் கீழே தந்துள்ளேன் உங்கள் பார்வைக்கு:
I must confess that I was one of those who protested against increased reservation for the OBCs when it was announced. But the two-part article exposes how difficult life can get for those born in a supposedly inferior class. As one aspiring to study law in the hope of making some difference to the widespread administrative malfeasance, I felt truly disheartened on reading the article.
Surely, a dual society prevails in our country — one that has an economic growth of 9 per cent and the other that is stuck in the medieval times. The article has made me realise that I must not go by popular response to the things I see. But it must also be said that it was the media that influenced my thinking that Dalits and OBCs do not deserve reservation in a "modern" society like ours. I only wish I could help and was told how to in more such articles.
Srishti C. Kalro,