India’s caste system is broken – it’s time to tear it down and rebuild the nation

Have we learned nothing since the Delhi bus gang rape and murder almost a decade ago? We must stand up for our brothers and sisters’ rights and privileges, no matter what class-system they are in

Indian students paint their faces to condemn the gang-rape of a 19-year-old woman in Bool Garhi village
Indian students paint their faces to condemn the gang-rape of a 19-year-old woman in Bool Garhi village(AFP via Getty Images)

 

Every country has its own set of internal issues, but the Pandora’s box in my beloved nation of India is well and truly open.

Our caste system has long treated individuals in a condescending manner that they don’t deserve. The unforgiving Hindu caste system has, for decades, viewed  “Dalits” to be the lowest class of citizen.

The latest class-related atrocity has sent my entire nation into shock – a 19-year-old Dalit girl was reportedly sexually assaulted in a field and tormented by multiple men of the dominant landowning “Thakur” caste.

The victim was allegedly strangled, suffered a cervical spine injury, her tongue gashed, and raped in the Hathras locale of the state of Uttar Pradesh (UP).

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