Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Real Situations & The Existing Caste System

Kosigi and the surrounding Mandals are backward in economic, health, educational and social terms. It is one of the poorest Mandals in Kurnool district in India. Due to continuous droughts, illiteracy and high poverty, the development in this area is very less than the mainstream development of an average town in India. The heat usually touches 40ºC to 45ºC.

The existing caste System is another serious problem in this region. This is taken as an advantage by the upper caste people in humiliating the down trodden and almost to the extent of exploiting the power of labour both into the cultivation of the lands of the rich and into the building up of the supremacy struggle of two factions. The women are the most worst affected community in the existence factionism. The social problem untouchability is still existing in many of the villages. This is an awful one in a civilized society and in an advanced society in the world. The pity is that the Dalit communities are not allowed in the temples to pray, they are restricted to their periphery of their villages and to he stones and trees. These Dalits are even discriminate at the public places too. They are even now serve the drinking water and tea in separate cups and glasses. At the public places like the drinking water wells, if they are identified as Dalits, thy are not allowed to draw the drinking water, instead someone from the high caste draw the water from the well and pour in the hands of the Dalits. In some of the remote villages, the dominance of the high caste person is so high and the Dalits are made practiced to live like slaves. In a public road, if a high caste person is passing through, no Dalit person can pass through that particular road, if so, the Dalit has to remove his chapels (shoes) and hold them on the head till the time the rich caste person passes through the way. This is the common phenomena in most of the villages of our region.