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Mainstream, VOL LII, No 43, October 18, 2014

Such a Shame!

Monday 20 October 2014

Communication

Jeetan Ram Manjhi, the CM of Bihar, has taken the right decision in instituting a probe about the alleged ugly act of ‘washing’ of the deity and the temple at Madhubani by the priest and his ilk after Manjhi visited it. This incident has recently been reported byThe Indian Express. The abhorrent act, if true, is nothing but propagation of untouchability violating Article 17 of the Constitution. This needs sound punishment.

Manjhi is candid when he said that the same abominable casteists would quickly touch his feet to seek for favours.

It is such a shame, a sad commentary of Indian society which poses to be modern and progressive. In fact, till the sin of caste remains, Hinduism cannot be considered a humane religion and India, too, can hardly go forward.

Basudev Mazumdar

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