Wednesday, May 12, 2021

India's BJP-Linked Hindu Group Brings Dalit Slavery to America

A Hindu sect with close ties to India’s ruling BJP has exploited hundreds of low-caste men in a years-long construction project, reports the New York Times. A US federal lawsuit filed against the Hindu group alleges that the men brought to the United States under religious R-1 visa had their Indian passports confiscated by the Hindu group. It further alleges that the workers, mainly Dalit men who worked 13-hour days doing heavy lifting for about $1 an hour, were kept as prisoners at the construction site of a massive Hindu temple in Robbinsville, New Jersey.  Cases of caste discrimination and exploitation among India diaspora have also surfaced in Silicon Valley. 

Hindu Temple in Robbinville, New Jersey


Caste Discrimination in America:

Shocking as it is, the New Jersey case of exploitation of Indian Dalit workers brought to America is not unique.  Over two-thirds of low caste Indian-Americans are discriminated against by upper caste Indian-Americans in Silicon Valley, according to a report by Equality Labs, an organization of Dalits in America. Dalits also report hearing derogatory comments about Muslim job applicants at tech companies. These revelations have recently surfaced in a California state lawsuit against Silicon Valley tech giant Cisco Systems.


Religious Discrimination:

Both caste and religious discrimination are rampant among Indian-Americans in Silicon Valley. Back in 2009,  there was a religious discrimination lawsuit filed  against Vigai, a South Indian restaurant in Silicon Valley. In the lawsuit filed in Santa Clara County Superior Court, Abdul Rahuman, 44, and Nowsath Malik Shaw, 39, both of San Jose, alleged they were harassed for being Muslim by Vaigai's two owners, a manager and a top chef — a violation of the Fair Employment and Housing Act, according to a report in the San Jose Mercury News.

According to the complaint, restaurant personnel regularly used ethnic slurs such as "Thulakkan," a pejorative term for Muslims in Sri Lankan Tamil dialect, to harass the two Muslim cooks. Also according to the complaint, restaurant staff were encouraged to call the plaintiffs by names such as "Rajan" or "Nagraj" under the pretext of not wanting to upset customers who might stop patronizing the restaurant if they heard the men referred to by their Muslim names.

Modi in Silicon Valley


The complaint also stated that the plaintiffs were forced to participate in a religious ceremony despite telling the owners it was against their Islamic beliefs. The complaint alleged that the restaurant owners insisted on their participation and proceeded to smear a powder on their foreheads, making the religious marking known as a "tilak."

Upper Caste Silicon Valley

"Dominant castes who pride themselves as being only of merit have just converted their caste capital into positions of power throughout the Silicon Valley," says Thenmozhi Soundarajan of Equality Labs. Vast majority of Indian-Americans in Silicon Valley support India's Islamophobic Prime MInister Narendra Modi. Modi held a huge rally at a large venue in Silicon Valley where he received a rousing welcome in 2015.

Caste vs Race in America:

Contrary to The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) that includes discrimination based on caste, most Indian-Americans argue that race is not caste . Dating back to 1969, the ICERD convention has been ratified by 173 countries, including India. California’s lawsuit reinforces that caste is race. It will now make it harder for companies to ignore caste discrimination. While the US has no specific law against the Indian caste system, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing has filed the lawsuit against Cisco using a section of America’s historic Civil Rights Act which bars race-based discrimination. Here is an excerpt of an article published in TheWire.in on the lawsuit recently:

"In October 2016, two colleagues informed John Doe, a principal engineer at Cisco, that his supervisor, Sundar Iyer, had told them that he (Doe) was from the “Scheduled Castes” and had made it to the Indian Institute of Technology via affirmative action. “Iyer was aware of Doe’s caste because they attended IIT at the same time,” said the case. The suit says that, when confronted by Doe, Iyer denied having disclosed his caste. In November 2016, Doe contacted Cisco’s HR over the matter. Within a week of doing so, Iyer reportedly informed Doe he was taking away Doe’s role as lead on two technologies. Iyer also removed team members from a third technology that Doe was working on and reduced his role to that of an independent contributor and he was isolated from his colleagues, the lawsuit says. In December 2016, Doe filed a written complaint with HR on the matter."

Summary:

Caste discrimination is rampant among Indian-Americans and NRIs (Non-resident Indians) in the United States with 67% of low caste Indians reporting being victims of such discrimination in workplace. Muslims also face employment discrimination in some of the workplaces dominated by Indian managers. California state has filed a lawsuit against Silicon Valley tech giant Cisco Systems alleging caste discrimination.

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11 comments:

Rashid A. said...

Thank you Riaz Sahib.

It is incredible how Caste System has been brought into US. It is indeed the truth that education in science, technology, business or law etc. does not make you a better human being. It is only your moral values that make you human.

The God of dollar and greed makes high tech companies Boards and Executives look the other way while inhuman treatment goes on under their noses.

“As long as you make money for the company, all is fine.”

I wonder how long before Gow Mutra and Gow Dung will be presented in the official functions of Silicon Valley companies.

I will look into Equality Labs.

Gives you a glimpse of life in Bharat Mata, doesn’t it?

Riaz Haq said...

Rashid: "It is incredible how Caste System has been brought into US. It is indeed the truth that education in science, technology, business or law etc. does not make you a better human being. It is only your moral values that make you human"

Caste system is antithetical to democracy.

But, unfortunately, the caste remains deeply ingrained in the Hindu psyche.

Indian Hindu diaspora in America is the creme de la creme of Hindu society but it, too, is infected by the inhumane undemocratic caste system.

Some of the top Indian leaders, including Narendra Modi and Shashi Tharoor, come from lower castes but they too accept it and sometimes even defend it.

An example of it is Shashi Tharoor's book "Why I am an Hindu".

Swami Shashi The political Hinduism of Shashi Tharoor – Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd


http://www.kanchailaiah.com/2018/05/28/swami-shashi-the-political-hinduism-of-shashi-tharoor/


Tharoor’s book is the very opposite of mine, and not just in its title. I said I am not a Hindu because of the inequality by birth of different communities within Hinduism, as enshrined in the caste system that pervades Hindu scripture, morality, ritual, social organisation—really the entire Hindu worldview. The very theory of caste goes against the fundamental principle that all humans are created equal. I also criticised Hinduism’s negation of the values and labour that go into productive work, which it stigmatises and reserves for oppressed castes, and the resulting maltreatment of productive communities, including Shudras and Dalits (the book referred to both under the collective term “Dalitbahujans”). Tharoor, by contrast, talks of restoring Hinduism “to its truest essence, which in many ways is that of an almost ideal faith for the twenty-first-century world.” He celebrates it as “a religion that is personal and individualistic, privileges the individual and does not subordinate one to a collectivity; a religion that grants and respects complete freedom to the believer to find his or her own answers to the true meaning of life; a religion that offers a wide range of choice in religious practice, even in regard to the nature and form of the formless God; a religion that places great emphasis on one’s mind, and values one’s capacity for reflection, intellectual enquiry, and selfstudy; a religion that distances itself from dogma and holy writ, that is minimally prescriptive and yet offers an abundance of options, spiritual and philosophical texts and social and cultural practices to choose from.”


Tharoor does not seem to have read my book, despite choosing a title that echoes mine. He does not engage with my arguments anywhere. He also ignores some far more important thinkers on Hinduism. Among Shudra writers alone, the tradition of critiquing the religion goes back at least to Jyotirao Phule, the Maharashtrian social reformer whose 1873 book Gulamgiri, or “Slavery,” was a stinging critique of Hinduism and the caste system. In 1941, Dharma Theertha published The History of Hindu Imperialism, another serious assessment of Hinduism, and came to conclude that it oppresses all Shudras. Although Dharma Theertha was a Nair like Tharoor, he refused to describe himself as a Hindu.


How does Tharoor come to a different view of Hinduism than any Shudra writer of great prominence before him? Simply put, it is by not applying any critical or analytical thinking. His main strategy of persuasion is not argument, but repetition with rhetorical flourishes of a two-in-one premise and conclusion, stated already in the very first paragraph of the book where he describes Hinduism as “that most plural, inclusive, eclectic and expansive of faiths.”

Anonymous said...

Any views on Arzal Muslims?

Very easy to criticize others..difficult to reform oneself..

India is incomparably more advanced sociological than Pakistan.we don't have feudals or blasphemy laws.

Rashid A. said...

Shashi Tharoor and Narindra Modi sing praises of Hinduism because they have escaped the slavery of life under caste and are now in the privileged class. They are not Brahmins, but they act like one.

It is incredible that anybody would defend the slavery of caste system in this day and age. It is the exact opposite of emancipation.

Then Hinduism claims to be the religion of non violence. That is in reality a claim to Hindu exceptionalism.

The Hindu Americans are quick to complain about discrimination by others such as whites, but they claim exceptions for their own conduct.

What more violence can there be than enslaving a whole segment of society under the garb of faith.

“Why use poison when sugar will do.”

Hi Ram.

So, no amount sophistry will justify the Gulamgiri!

Anonymous said...

This should explain it:
"Hindu moral compass changes depending on weather they are the victims or the perpetrators".

Dr. Ambedkar

G. Ali

samir sardana said...

Mr Haq says "Also according to the complaint, restaurant staff were encouraged to call the plaintiffs by names such as "Rajan" or "Nagraj" under the pretext of not wanting to upset customers who might stop patronizing the restaurant if they heard the men referred to by their Muslim names."

Thus is the problem between the Americans and their perceptive intelligence and perceptions of reality !

There is NOT much difference between a THULAKKAN and a NAGRAJ - both are Sudroids- and both are lineaged from Negroids.One is a Muslim and the 2nd is a Tamil - commonly known as TOILET CLEANERS in CHANGI AND KL !

Even the Togo Army,is known to optimally capture,the worth of the Tamils - to CLEAN TOILETS

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-16839935

Then there is the ORGANISM called the Tamil Brahmin Toilet Cleaners - a race of limpet IMPOTENT weasels with the intellect of donkeys (like Nagraj).These People have doomed and destroyed India.Their inability to satisfy their women,lack of virility,limited intellect and self-abnegation - leads them to IMPOSE THEIR MISERY ON OTHERS ! dindooohindoo

Look at Subramaniam Swamy - at the end of his life - This Hindoo Stalwart has to suffer the angst of his daughter marrying a Muslim and so - HE VENTS his HATE on Muslims!

BUT THE INDIANS HAVE STILL NOT UNDERSTOOD THE WORTH OF THESE BRAHMINS FROM TOILET NADOO AND SOUTH INDIA - WHICH IS DETAILED IN the “RigVeda and the AtharaVeda”

असुन्वन्तं समं जहि दूणाशं यो न ते मयः |
अस्मभ्यमस्य वेदनं दद्धि सूरिश्चिदोहते ||

“Slay everyone who pours no gift, who, hard to reach, delights you not. Bestow on us what wealth he has: this even the worshipper awaits.” [Rigveda 1:176:4]

अकर्मा दस्युरभि नो अमन्तुरन्यव्रतो अमानुषः |
तवन्तस्यामित्रहन वधर्दासस्य दम्भय ||

“Around us is the Dasyu, practicing no religious rites, not knowing us thoroughly, inhuman, following other laws. Baffle, you Slayer of the foe, the strength of this Daasa.” [Rigveda 10/22/8]

बृहत् ते जालं बृहत इन्द्र शूर सहस्रार्धस्य शत्वीर्यस्य |
तेन शतं सहस्रमयुतं नयर्बुदं जधान शको दस्युनाममिधाय सेनया ||

Great is your net, brave Indra, the mighty match for a thousand, Lord of Hundred Powers! Holding them, with his host, therewith has Indra slaughtered Dasyus a hundred, thousand, myriad, hundred millions (Atharvaveda 8/8/7)

इन्द्रः समत्सु यजमानमार्यं परावद विश्वेषु शतमूतिराजिषु सवर्मीळ्हेष्वाजिषु | मनवे शासदव्रतान तवचं कर्ष्णामरन्धयत

The Dasyus have been described at several places in the Vedas as anyavratam अन्यव्रतम (followers of another religion or creed), amaanusham अमानुषम (not human), ayajvaanam अयज्वानम (not performing Yajna) [Rigveda 8/70/11]

किं ते कर्ण्वन्ति कीकटेषु गावो नाशिरं दुह्रे न तपन्तिघर्मम |
आ नो भर परमगन्दस्य वेदो नैचाशाखं मघवन्रन्धयानः ||

“O Indra, what do the cows make for you among the Kikatas? They neither yield milk for your offerings, nor do they warm the vessel of libation. Bring to us these cows; bring to us also the wealth of Parmagand (their King). O Brave one, grant us the possessions of the people of low status.” [Rigveda 3:53:14]


samir sardana said...

People look at the disaster of Kashmir,Naxals,Article 370,Galwan and Ladakah – and say,that these Brahmins and Banias will doom Hindoosthan !

The PM and HM of Hindoosthan are Banias,and the RSS are Brahmins,and so are,the bureaucrats ! dindooohindoo

What did RAMA say of these Brahmin/Bania vermin ?

कच्चिन् न लोकायतिकान् ब्राह्मणामः तात सेवसे |
अनर्थ कुशला ह्य् एते बालाः पण्डित मानिनः || २-१००-३८

38. I hope are not honouring the materialistic brahmins, My dear brother! These men are skilled in perverting the mind, ignorant as they are and thinking themselves to be learned.”

धर्म शास्त्रेषु मुख्येषु विद्यमानेषु दुर्बुधाः |
बुद्धिमान् वीक्षिकीम् प्राप्य निरर्थम् प्रवदन्ति ते || २-१००-३९

39. “Reaching to their logical acumen, these men of perverted intellect preach meaninglessly, in the presence of eminent books on righteousness.”

BUT THE HINDOOS DO NOT GET IT ? Rama is WARNING THE HINDOOS “NOT TO” TRUST the Brahmins ! He is WARNING them ! Note the expressions “perverted intellect”, “meaningless preaching”….. Can it be MORE SPECIFIC ?

REWIND – 1962 and 1965 – COAS was a Brahmin, Defense Minister was a Brahmin,PM was a Brahmin (although Nehru was only a Quasi – Hindoo)

Krishna refers to the “Vedas and the Brahmins”, as under :

O son of Prithâ! who are strongly attached to (worldly) pleasures and power, and whose minds are drawn away by “that flowery talk which is full of (ordinances of)
specific acts”, for the “attainment of (those) pleasures and (that) power”, and which promises birth, as the “fruit of acts (that flowery talk)” which those unwise
ones utter, who are “enamoured of Vedic words”, who say there is nothing else, who are full of desires..

REWIND – Ladakh and Galwan Disaster, Article 370…..All planned by the Brahmins (Foreign Minister,Defense/Home and Cabinet Secretary)

CAVEAT – 1971 war – COAS was a Parsee,Indira Gandhi was married to a Muslim/Parsi,and was also the defense minister.During her time,Hindoosthan was at the peak of its international glory,and at several turning points of achievment – which will “NEVER” be attained.

Krishna is WARNING the Hindoos ! He is warning against the “evils of sophistry and self-righteousness” ! But the Hindoos DO NOT GET IT !

REWIND – COVID ,COVID ,COVID ,COVID COVID COVID COVID COVID COVID COVID COVID COVID COVID COVID COVID COVID !

DO THE PEOPLE OF HINDOOSTHAN DESERVE DOOM FOR NOT PAYING HEED TO THEIR OWN GODS ?

samir sardana said...

Using DALITS TO MAKE A TEMPLE, and then BANNING THE DALITS, from entering THE TEMPLE ? What kind of a fool, would fall for this ?

The DALITS are TOLD,that they will ATTAIN MOKSHA ! The Dalits have been drinking this Cow Piss for the last 5000 years - and still, they have hope - THEY WANT MORE !

LET US BURY THIS BRAHMINISM AND BRAHMINICAL ORDER - IN THE REALMS OF SOPHISTRY AND PHILOSOPHY ! THE DALITS AND SC/STs DESERVE THEIR DOOM ! 1 LIFE AND 20 YEARS ON THIS PLANET IS ENOUGH TO RISE UP AGAINST THE HINDOO TYRANNY !

THE MAIMONIDES OF HINDOOISM = ADE SHANKARA.It was this mans compendium which laid down the philosophy of treating women and dalits as worse than cow dung.WHAT DROVE THIS MAN ?

Shankara, from Kerala – a Shaiva exponent of “pure nondualism (Advaita)” and idealism – and who was “a Shiva avatar” and “had sex with the wife” of a Dead King (parakayapravesavidya), after “entering into the body of the dead king”.

Shankara was called “a bastard” who copied, edited and pasted Buddhism” and repackaged it, for the Hindoo.The pain of being scorned for his birth and lineage - and his doubts on his mother's chastity - led him to write his compendiums - wherein this man excoriated and cremated the Hindoo Women and Dalits - for the next 1000 years !

What is the story of the "parakayapravesavidya" ? The scriptures say that Shankara had a debate with a clown called Mandana Mishra (a UP Brahmin) and eviscerated him in the debate.At the time of exit Mishra's wife asks him to prove his SEXUAL SKILLS.Y did she do that - was it an admission of sexual frustration - or a taunt to Shankara's intellectual arrogance ?

Should all seers have sex orgies - as a path to salvation and self denial and abnegation - as renunciation is possible only AFTER absorbing KAMA ? Is this the warp of the Hindoo Mind ? Would this apply to all celibate bachelor seers - like Jesus,The Pope etc >

Neveetheless - this fool Shankara was conned by Mishra's wife and entered the dead body of a King Amaruka of Benares (the constituency of Chaiwala) and had orgies with the wife of the dead king ! Shankara forgot to RETURN to his original body !

THIS IS THE STATE OF THE MAN !

Ramanuja called Shankara a “crypto-Buddhist” (prachanna -bauddha).Sample the “copy and paste” of “Shankara the Shiva avatar” (which is a proxy to CHEATING)

– As per Buddhism,the “world is Sunya-tattva” (non-existent) and Sankara says, the world is “mithya” (non-existent), devoid of past, present and future.
– As per Buddhism,the way to achieve nirvana is “prajna-paramita” (knowledge of reality),and Sankara says that “tattva-jnana” (true knowledge of reality), is the method to attain moksa. (NOTE THE GENIUS OF SHANKARA IN ADDING THE WORD "TRUE")
– As per Buddhism,”Sunya = Prajna-paramita-sutra = mano-vacam agocara = The Sankaras Brahman”.
– As per Buddhism,liberation = “removal of samvrti” (the veil of illusion), while for Sankara it is = “removal of veil of ignorance”


DO THOSE WHO FOLLOW OR HAVE FOLLOWED BRAHMINS FOR 5000 YEARS - DESERVE DOOM ? dindooohindoo






Fahad said...


Unfortunately caste system is common in India, even under present criticial condition of India because of COVID-19, the lower caste Hindus(Dalits) who tried to enter temple for worship were not allowed to enter the temple because those temples were made for upper caste Hindus(Barhamans). These lower caste Hindus(Dalits) became so upset, that they went back and after seeing the criticial condition of Indians under the attack of COVID-19, they started questioning their bhagwans(Idols) and some of them even tried to break those Idols of their gods(Bhagwans). Their videos are available on youtube.

This discrimination in India based on caste system became the main reason why many Dalits(Lower Caste Hindus) leave Hinduism and start embracing Islam. Dalits(Lower Caste Hindus) are fascinated to learn about humanity and equality which Islam teaches as we know that Alhamdulilah their is no discrimination of any sort in Islam.

SAMIR SARDANA said...

W.r.t. my comment on May 14, 2021 at 4:34 AM

What did Shankara do, after he COPIED AND PASTED,THE teachings of Buddha ?

SIMPLE - He assailed Buddhists and Buddhism, and after his death (at age 32,probably due to STD)- there was a mass scale extermination, of Buddhism.

What did the Brahmins do,AFTER THEY COPIED AND PASTED,Greek science,maths and astrology

SIMPLE - They condemned the Greeks, and claimed that all the Greeks learnt,was from the Brahmins

What did the Brahmins do, AFTER THEY COPIED AND PASTED, Mughal philosophy,military science, artillery science, maths etc

SIMPLE - They condemned the Mughals,and claimed that all the Mughals learnt, was from the Brahmins, and that they were Mlechas and Invaders

The Hindoos also wrote a VAIMANIK SHASTRA in late 1900s, and claimed that it detailed the space crafts and rockets, used by Ravana !

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaim%C4%81nika_Sh%C4%81stra

THESE BRAHMINS DID NOT KNOW HOW TO DO ABLUTIONS,UNTIL THE MUGHALS AND THE WHITE MAN,CAME IN

These are the Brahmins,who are output-ted from the IIT - Indian Institute of Toilet Cleaners. India has NO EDUCATION system - it has only a ROTE, and Copy and Paste System (also called Cheating !)

IF USA IMPORTS AN INDIAN BRAHMIN - THEN THEY ALSO HAVE TO IMPORT THEIR DUNG ! AS A SAMPLE, THERE WAS AN INDIAN WHO LANDED IN THE USA WITH 2 BAGS OF COW DUNG CAKES ! THE US CUSTOMS THOUGHT THAT IT WAS A HINDOO IDOL - AND SO,THE US CUSTOMS HAD TO SMELL IT ! THIS IS A HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION,OF THE STAFF OF THE US CUSTOMS !

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/cow-dung-cakes-found-in-baggage-of-indian-passenger-at-us-airport-destroyed-101620699803469.html

IN 2021 AD ( A.D.) INDIAN DOCTORS HAD TO ISSUE AN "ADVISORY",TO ASK INDIANS,NOT TO USE COW DUNGS AS A COVID CURE !

https://www.reuters.com/world/india/indian-doctors-warn-against-cow-dung-covid-cure-2021-05-11/

BUT THE POOR INDIANSH,AVE NO OTHER CHOICE ! dindooohindoo

IF THIS IS THE STATE OF AFFAIRS,OF THE INDIANS - THEY DESERVE THE DOOM OF THE BRAHMINS

samir sardana said...

There are 2 more gems of the Brahminical mind !

1 is a Tamil Toilet Cleaner Brahmin Nagaraj in the UN

https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/we-have-supplied-more-vaccines-globally-than-having-vaccinated-our-own-people-india-tells-united-nations/article34175794.ece

HE SAYS INDIA EXPORTED MORE VAXES THAN WHAT INDIA VAXED ITS OWN PEOPLE ! SEE HIS AGAPE MOUTH ! HE IS ZAPPED !

HE DID NOT SAY - Y DID INDIA DO THIS DISASTER !

There is ANOTHER BRAHMIN DISASTER in the UN

This is SM Krishna the MINISTER OF EAM

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/sm-krishna-reads-portuguese-ministers-speech-at-un/articleshow/7483448.cms

He read the Portugese Ministers speech in the UN !

What was he thinking ? He was in a trance - like Adi Shankara !