Shehla Rashid, a known critic of the Modi government has now asked Dalits to give up a part of their reservations for Muslims. But she conveniently forgets that the caste system is intrinsic to Hinduism and the concept of Dalit Muslims is entirely unrecognised.
Bengaluru: In a span of a little more than just six months (May to December 2019) PM Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah achieved what no other Congress government even dreamt of achieving in the past.
From the passing of the anti-triple talaq bill to the abrogation of articles 370 and 35A to the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Act, the going has been phenomenal, with Modi and Shah literally bulldozing all the needless accusations and orchestrated anxieties.
To be honest, the Citizenship Amendment Act was the last nail in the coffin of the pseudos. In spite of their fearmongering, rabble-rousing and unhindered spreading of lies, the Modi government has not kowtowed to their demands.
One of the prominent faces in the anti-Modi brigade is Shehla Rashid. She is an activist, a strident critic of the right wing and leaves no stone unturned to harass and humiliate PM Modi and his supporters.
Now, let’s talk about her latest political skulduggery.
In a series of tweets, Shehla Rashid has asked the liberals to seek reservations for Dalit-Muslims in the reservation meant for Dalits only.
You want to be an ally? Sure!— Shehla Rashid (@Shehla_Rashid) December 30, 2019
Please start by demanding that Dalit Muslims get reservation under the SC category - an instance of faith-based discrimination against Muslims by the Indian state.
First things first. The caste system is intrinsic to Hinduism. The concept of Dalit Muslims is not at all recognised. Those who converted to Islam did so, only because they wanted to escape from the rigid caste system.
At this crucial juncture, when the CAA has been made into a law, those who have converted cannot claim that Islam has a caste system and try to gain benefits under it.
In simple words, Shehla Rashid has confessed that she can’t stop the Modi-Shah juggernaut as they continue to promulgate more laws, correcting a myriad blunders committed in the years gone by.
The latest exhortation by the pseudo liberal Shehla Rashid only exposes the thinking of her cohort and coterie to eat into the SC reservation and also the charade of Dalit-Muslim unity.
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Last Updated Jan 1, 2020, 12:16 PM IST