what does the u.n., know about excellence or quality?

It is unlikely that a single UN resolution will radically change the landscape of social realities in India. Perhaps even the UNHRC is aware of this fact. Can its declaration be a tool to harass India then? Is it a clever ploy to keep the ambitious country on a leash in view of its abysmal human-rights record? The idea could be to push India to be answerable for discrimination based on work, descent and gender.
now the whole world seems to have come to the erroneous conclusion that there seems to be something called caste based discrimination in india. but the funniest part of the news report is when it says:
Some good has already come out of the UNHRC exercise, albeit indirectly. Rahul Gandhi, the architect of the ruling Congress Party's general election victory in May, has launched a recent drive to uplift Dalits. He is visiting Dalit homes across Uttar Pradesh and has ordered his party members to recalibrate their welfare programs in favor of Dalits. However, many see the Gandhi scion's move as a larger political game plan to erode Mayawati's base in Uttar Pradesh.
rahul gandhi has launched a drive to uplift dalits? digging up again what he had said (i'd commented on it in this post):
On his stay with Dalit families in Uttar Pradesh, Rahul said for him it was only a matter of trying to know the problems of the poorest of poor. "The press sees me as staying with a Dalit. I don't see myself as staying with a Dalit. This distinction (of Dalit and others) occurs only in the media. It does not occur in my mind,'' he explained.
somebody tell the u.n. the caste system doesn't exist. and if it thinks it does it needs to explain its stand with relevant data and also its understanding of how caste operates and what exactly the manusmriti says.

how can they say something that they don't even understand exists? there seem to be too many unmeritorious people in the world body. get someone from the national knowledge commission or the jnu to tell the u.n., about how to improve its quality. teach them about excellence.


SS said...

Awsomeness. Your blog ought to be prescribed reading at JNU. :-)

"get someone from the national knowledge commission or jnu"
How about Tharoor? He knows both the UN and India. And how to put a message across wittily!

anu said...

>>about how to improve its quality. teach them about excellence.

and do their homework, they quote rahul and forget this:
http://news.outlookindia.com/item.aspx?667327 .......but wait, the D's are not in the C system or is it V system? too many doubts, is manu on twitter?

SS, your blog comment box is disappearing on click! been wanting chatter there :).

anu said...

'to chatter'

SS said...

@ anu:
(Apologies for this cross-talk, kuffir.)
Fixed, thanks! In case it isn't, [quite possible since I'm woefully tech-challenged ): ]send e-mail, no? My ID displays I think in my comments on your blog.

anu said...

>>Your blog ought to be prescribed reading at JNU.

and a few other central univs :), no really, always thought there is tons of original leads for interesting research problems on kufr...... but jnu types are arguing something called 'intellectuals vs radical intellectuals' and chomsky is being tried and fried.......! it has to be west or delhi, the rest is mostly definitely not readable.....

thanks for fix :)

SS said...

@ anu:

Oh absolutely! ALL central universities! They've all perfected the art of pretending that the 90% for whom their gates are closed do not exist.

{Trying to imagine kuffir lecturing at JNU or UH. There'd be a riot methinks. :-)]

bendp said...

On Tharoor's unconscious caste bias, see

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