Sabal Bharat Launcehs Movement against Racial Discrimination in Census-2011 in India

Jun 21 08:05 2010 Mukesh Maheshwari Print This Article

Sabal Bharat (Strong India) is a group of activists who have come together to oppose the categorization of Indians by their caste in Census - 2011. The Movement is gearing up online to collect support from Indians all over the world.

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Despite of the fact that racial discrimination has infected the growth prospects of India as an evil in its grassroots,Guest Posting the Indian government is supporting ethnic diversity by categorizing Indian nationals by their cast, among other parameters in its census for 2011. A group of social activists, thinkers and veteran citizens have come ahead to prevent this deficiency of Indian politics by launching a movement 'Meri Jaati Hindustani' which means 'My Caste is Indian' against this Racial Discrimination in India.

 

Mr. Vasant Sathe opined that India was perhaps the only country where society was divided by caste and such moves by the government would give recognition and respect for caste identities.

 

Mr. Arif Mohammed Khan said the citizen was being forgotten in the rush to identify people along caste and community lines. Ms. sonal Mansingh expressed her anguish on counting of citizens as the members of animals herds. She opined that caste in census will divide the Indian society more dangerously than religion.

 

Mr. Subhash Kashyap noted that both Jawaharlal Nehru and B.R. Ambedkar dreamt of a casteless society. Caste has been referred in the Constitution only in the context of its abolition. He added that the Supreme Court had noted on many occasions that caste cannot be the only criterion to decide social and educational backwardness.

 

Dr. Vaidik said that our movement is spreading to several cities and villages in India. Thousands of workers will participate in rallies and demonstrations.

 

Patrons: Mr. Somnath Chatterjee, Mr. Ram Jethmalani, Shri Balram Jakhar, Mr.Vasant Sathe, Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan, Mr. Jagmohan, Mr. Naresh Chandra, Mr. Muchkund Dubey, Mr. George Verghese.

 

Core Group : Mr. Arif Mohammad Khan (Former Minister), Mr. Jagdish Chandra Sharma (Former Secretary, External Affairs), Mr.Viresh Pratap Chaudhry (Senior Advocate), Dr. J .S. Yadav (Media Expert), Dr. G.S. Yadav (Engineers India), Dr. Subhash Kashyap (Former Secretary General- Lok Sabha ), Mr. Sanjay Dalmia (Industrialist), Dr. Ramprakash Arya (MP), Mr. R.L. Francis ( Leader of Poor Christians), Mr. Naushad Ali (Writer), Mr. Rambahadur Rai (Journalist), Dr. Bhanu Pratap Mehta (Sociologist), Dr. Dilip Padgaonkar (Journalist), Mr. Bal Anand (Former Ambassador), Mr. V.S. Verma (Former Ambassador), Mr. Rudrasen Arya (Philanthropist), Mr. H. S Grover (Social Activist), Dr. J. K. Jain (Former M.P), Mr. Rajat Sharma (TV Journalist), Dr. Lavlin Thadani (Film Maker), Smt. Alaka Madhok (Social Activist), Smt. Jalbala Vaidya (Theatre), Mr. Gopal Sharman (Film Director), Mr. Harsh (Software Engineer), Ms Uma Sharma (Artist), Ms Sonal Mansingh (Artist), Mr. Amzad Ali Khan (Artist), Ms. Uma Vasudev (Writer), Mr. Shyam Benegal (Film Maker), Mr. H.K. Dua (Journalist), Mr. V. Bhansali (Banker), Mr. Siddharth Kasyap (Industrialist).

 

Support : Acharya Satyanarayan Goenka (Vipasana), Baba Ramdev (Patanjali Yogpeeth), Dr. Pranav Pandya (Vishva Gayatri Parivar), Mr. Ram Naresh acharya (Ramanuj  Sanpraday), Swami Pragyanand.

 

Those who want to join in the movement and help the nation grow beyond racial evils, and emerge as an equal opportunity country globally, may visit our website http://www.merijaatihindustani.com for details.

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Mukesh Maheshwari
Mukesh Maheshwari

We are a group of citizens who are deeply concerned about the government’s move to include caste in the census 2011. A core group met to chalk out a strategy against this highly divisive move. It was decided to launch a campaign MERI JAATI HINDUSTANI means 'My Caste is Indian' under the banner of SABAL BHARAT which means 'Strong India'.

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