Late Rohith Vemula, a student of University of Hyderabad, who is reported to have committed suicide, and his Mother Radhika-- their lives were sagas of hardships, for no fault of theirs. First we should express our gratitude to Shri Sudipto Mondal and the Hindusthan Times.Com, who took great interest in obtaining a detailed interview from Sheik Riyaz, who was a classmate of Rohit in his B.Sc. days. The interview is very informative about how a dalit child of a migrant worker, was exploited as child labor, by an Educated and Rich Lady, in the name of adopting and bringing up the baby. This interview shows and proves clearly the Karl Marx's saying that "All Human Relationships are financial, monetary and pecuniary". Affection, compassion, love, empathy, etc. etc. are all imaginary.
We should also be thankful to the Andhrajyothy.com, the No. 2 Telugu Daily of Telugu Language, for publishing a Telugu version of the Hindusthan Times Interview.
Here are the links to the Hindusthan Times, and the Andhra Jyothy.com for the benefit of those who are interested in reading these heart-rendering stories of Radhika (Rohith's Mother), and Rohith. The last link Youthkiawaaz.com contains some very valuable photos of Rohith, at U.O.H.
Click to go to Andhrajyothy.com, dated 28.1.2016, for the Telugu version of the Background story of Late Rohith Vemula. .
Click to go to Hindusthan Times
Click to go to Youthkiawaaz.com to see additional photos of Late Rohith Vemula.
Hindi and Telugu versions of this blog post, I shall try to add here, as early as possible. Kindly bear with me, for my failures and shortcomings.
I am not touching the events /incidents which took place at University of Hyderabad, as Police Enquiry is in progress, Judicial Enquiry by a Retd. High Court Judge has been ordered, and some court cases are going on. We can get a reasonable perspective only after all these steps come to their logical conclusions, and Courts / Police / Government prosecute the guilty.
ybrao-a-donkey's humble comments. वैबीराव एक गधे के विनम्र राय . వైబీరావ్ గాడిద వినమ్ర వాణి. You have every right to differ with me. I respect your right. आपको मेरे मत से भिन्न राय रखने के संपूर्ण हक है। मै उस अधिकार को परिपूर्ण रूप से गौरव देता हुँ. మీకు, మీ భిన్నమైన అభిప్రాయాన్ని కలిగిఉండే సంపూర్ణ హక్కు ఉంది. దానిని ఎంతో నేను గౌరవిస్తాను. However, pl. examine this donkey's views also. परन्तु एस गधे के दृष्टिकोण को भी अनुशीलन कीजिये. కానీ ఈ గాడిద దృష్టికోణాన్ని కూడ ఓర చూపుతో కంటజూడుమీ, క్రీగంట జూడమీ.
From the above photo, one observation, I am unable to resist from making. The Police of Hyderabad acted very cruelly in carrying out a secret funeral for Late Rohit, who deserved a decent, respectable burial / cremation at his native place. Even if handing over the body to his Mother and Brother might have resulted in some Law & Order problems, they should have at least sent Rohith's body to his native place near Gurajala, in Guntur District.
Though I have worked for a limited period at Gurajala, I have visited several villages surrounding Gurajala. At that time, I took substantial interest in studying the lives of Vadderas (I believe that historically Vadderas are ODhras, from Orissa, who migrated to Andhra Pradesh during the rule of Gajapatis in 15th C. circa.), dalits and weavers of the area, their financial conditions and social backwardness. I have also studied the conditions prevailing in nearby Adigoppula area, which were ripe enough for Maoists to work there. Though there were irrigation facilities in the area from Nagarjuna Sagar Dam, through a Storage Reservoir at a village called Venusompuram, the lives of the people except of those who owned irrigated land near Canal were really miserable.
At that time, I have come across several people having the surname "Vemula" and was wondering how so many people could have that surname. Though I was already an atheist at that time, out of curiosity as a History student, I visited a temple of a Goddess in a village by name CharlaguDipadu. The name of the Goddess and the Temple looked like that type of an Oriyan Goddess. But owing to work pressure, I could not study the phenomenon in depth. Typically as natural for India, in that village, I came across twice, snake charmers with their baskets, visiting homes for collecting alms. About Palnadu villages, I shall write in detail, if I get some time.
Back to the miserable lives of Radhika (Rohith's mother), and Rohith and his siblings.
As per the disclosures by Riyaz, Rohith's classmate, it is very clear that Ms. Anjani who adopted the dalit child Radhika, as she saw in the child her lost daughter, later used the child as a "child labor", in exchange for giving food and shelter, and a bit of education.
Here, we can recall the story of 1960's Telugu film "Velugu NIDalu" directed by Late Adurti Subba Rao. Protagonists were Late Akkineni Nageswara Rao and Jaggaiah. Heroines were Savitri and Jamuna. In this film, S.V. Ranga Rao's wife Suryakantham didn't have children initially. She adopted the child Savitri and treated her with extra love. Later, Suryakantham begot her own biological child. The next day her behavior changed. Child Savitri became a slave. S.V. Ranga Rao was a Ravu Bahadur and a Press owner. S.V. Ranga Rao's clerk Relangi took the weeping girl Savitri to his home and brought her up. Savitri became an M.B.B.S. doctor. So goes the story.
The relevance of this film story is, women behave differently with their own child, and the children of others. At least, as far as India is concerned, this is a Universal Behavior.
So, now, in case of Rohith's mother Radhika, and his (virtual) foster-grand-mother Ms. Anjani, the relationship changed from that of a Foster-mother and a Foster-daughter to a Master and a Servant. The economics of cost of maintaining the servant, and the work obtained from her in exchange for the costs, have started operating.
Another very very important behavior from the point of view of Total Equalism and Total Socialism (a modified Democratic Marxism) about which I am a maniac is: In inter-personal relations between a Master and a Servant, even if they belong to the same caste/religion or different castes/religions will not be affected by any special love. No concessions will be given to servants by masters, simply because the servant belongs to the caste/religion.
Education of the Master (in this case, Ms. Anjani is said to be an M.A. , M.Ed. and a Govt. school teacher) also will not bring reasonable gentleness into Master-Servant Relationships.
Go to any City in India. Go to any wealthy house, irrespective of the owner being, whether a politician or a bureaucrat or professional or professor or business person or actor or cricketer or whatever they are! You will find child laborers, and middle aged servants brought from their Native Place, lending the poor parents money as advance. It is immaterial whether the owners are highly educated or illiterates or semi-literates. You see straight into the eyes of the owners and the servants. Truth will come out! It is nothing but Master-Servant Relationship! No caste. No religion. No Region. No variance in ill treatment which is administered to the 21st Century Indian Oliver Twists.
Telugu : మీరు భారత్ లో ఏ నగరానికైనా వెళ్ళండి. ఏ లక్ష్మీ గృహానికైనా వెళ్ళండి. యజమాని రాజకీయనేతనా, ప్రభుత్వాధికారా, డాక్టర్లు ఇంజనీర్లు వంటి ప్రొఫెషనల్సా, జడ్జీలా, లాయర్లా, వణిక్ ప్రముఖులా, నట శిరోమణులా, క్రికెటర్లా ఇంకోటా ఇంకోటా అనేది అప్రస్తుతం. అక్కడ మీకు కనిపించేది, వణుకుతున్న చేతులతో మీకు కాఫీలో డ్రింకులో మోసుకు వచ్చే చిట్టి చేతుల బాల కార్మికులే. లేదా మధ్య వయస్కులైన వితంతు స్త్రీలే. వీళ్ళందరినీ ఎక్కడి నుండి కొట్టుకొస్తారు, ఈ నాగరికులు. వాళ్ళ స్వస్థలాల సమీపంలోని గ్రామాలనుండి. వాళ్ళ తల్లిదండ్రులకో , బంధువులకో డబ్బు అప్పుగా ఇచ్చి, పిల్లల చాకిరీకి ఇవ్వాల్సిన జీతాన్ని వడ్డీ క్రింద చెల్లెసుకునే తంతే. యజమానులు ఎంతో ఉన్నత విద్యావంతులా, నిరక్షర కుక్షులా, అర్ధాక్షరాస్యులా అనేది అనవసరం. మీరు సూటిగా యజమానుల కళ్ళల్లోకి, నౌకర్ల కళ్ళల్లోకి చూడండి. సత్యం బయటపడుతుంది. దీనికి కులం లేదు. మతం లేదు. ప్రాంతం లేదు. ౨౧వ శతాబ్దపు భారతీయ ఆలివర్ ట్విస్టులకు ఇచ్చే ట్రీట్ మెంట్లలో మార్పు ఉండదు.
How to remove this Master-Servant Relationships ? Ans: Only through Total Socialism and , Total Equalism. Nothing else.
I may need two more posts to complete this.
To continue and revise this, with more proof.. सशेष. సశేషం.