Reality Check India

A Core Right agenda for a modern India

Posted in Uncategorized by realitycheck on March 26, 2016

Core right

Only a move towards Core Right can resurrect the Rule of Law in the Indian context.  We are working on a detailed Core Right position but here is a sneak peek.

  1. Education :  This is of the highest priority about ten times higher than item no 2 below.  The Right to Education Act must be repealed, the 93rd Amendment overturned, and all the sectarian preferences in education prior to RTE must also be revisited. This is of utmost importance. Without this clarity and principle at the top, the lower cadre may not be able to grapple with the fallouts of such sectarianism.
  2. Sectarian Purse: No 2 on Core Right is to preserve the secular nature of the public purse if you are to function as a coherent whole.  The issue oddly, is not that the state spends on minority only issues like Haj where only minorities have an interest but on public goods like scholarships, schools, public works (MSDP), loans, etc.  Areas where everyone has aspirations and interest. This is not to take away minority scholarships but to absorb the part into the whole.  The idea is to have common public goods and ensure equitable distribution within the program. Not to run separate programs.
  3. Quota : Idea of India always had the danger that at some arbitrary point, the inside group (with benefits) would collaborate and prevent outside groups (without benefits) from gatecrashing. This is the essence of the Jat, Patidar, and Kapu issues. In Idea of India framework each of these groups should demonstrate their violence potential as proof of their grievance. The way to exit this loop is to enter a regime of open data about utilization of benefits on a component basis. Also borderline cases like Tamilnadu have to be taken up by the court for final disposition one way or another.
  4. Temple : For Hindu society to have a shot at self correction (expel the beef brahmin and elevate the dalit) it must have in its control institutions.  By appropriating all the temple wealth for secular purposes, this institutional capacity is taken away while Churches have a large capacity to present to their flock in terms of education and hospitals.  That in essence is the matter of temple control. There are some issues around the kind of trust to which this will be handed over. But for starters – there can be a central law that mandates ‘labeling’ and ‘channeling’ of temple revenues. More on this later.
  5. Essential religious practice : A constitution amendment that would put cultural practices like Jallikattu, Nag Panchami, Dahi Handi and all others out of reach of simple PIL process in the courts. If US based NGOs like PETA want to ban Jallikattu they should be made to go to Parliament and use the statutory route. This makes it to the Core Right list because the security of such practices are essential to a pagan religion.
  6. Cow slaughter : Need to have  a better law that openly says that cows get protection due to their special position in Hindu religion. The laws also have to be deeper and more well thought out. An example might be for outlaw and enforce in letter the killing of male calves. Today the laws are worded as if the target is the butcher, consumer, and not the seller and the calf-killer. Can also institute a permanent amnesty regime by micro-chipping the herds. Today, if Congress comes back in MH the herds who are immune from slaughter today can be picked up.  The costs of maintaining cattle must also be borne as far as possible by Hindus via tax deductions and special assessments on temples.

One the Core Right process is started, the first ground rule: NO PRIVATE VIOLENCE should be tolerated.  The reason the state has no majesty in front of Jats and Kapus is that we do not have any answers to their questions. “Why cant I get what you are giving him”. Once you have a Core Right agenda in place, the state will restore its majesty and able to assert itself and claw its way back out of Idea of India land.

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  4. Gk said, on April 11, 2016 at 5:13 am

    Repealing amendments is not feasible in the near future. The IOI group are already making noise that constitution cannot be changed. They would make it again a poor/dalit/minority vs corporate/brahmin/bania issue like the land acquisition bill. The partisan nature of RTE must be brought out in the open , followed by more fair legal feamework with clear alternatives/safeguards for poor/minority/dalit etc.

    • malavikapatil said, on April 12, 2016 at 12:23 pm

      How can RTE be exposed without amending amendment 93?
      Amendment 93 can be sold as justice to poor, minorities in minority Institutions.

  5. malavikapatil said, on April 12, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Without education and Hindu institution parity with minorities, Modi admin must not expect the kind of support it received from the Hindus. Then Reddys, Kapus and Jats will vote for someone who will give them minority privileges.

    SC becoming extremely arbitrary and whimsical, they would not reconsider Pramati, or NJAC but will consider NEET. What is the guarantee that they will not go back to Justice Kabir’s Judgment? They don’t seem to have faith in themselves hence the people must not put much faith in them either.

    There is clearly bias and it is against Hindus and its institutions. In US a Justice will recluse himself if both parties do not agree. They at least have some integrity. In India well our Justices routinely act as Judge, Judiciary and the executive. And now they want rainfall statistics and drought conditions in a sealed cover ??????

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  10. Audit USCIRF said, on April 22, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Excellent idea but six is too many and makes it a mission impossible.It’s hard to explain & generate broad based support for 6 rights. Masses will never understand all 6 and core-rights will face attack from 6 set of vested-interest.
    Suggestion (keep 3 and drop 3):-
    Focus on equality:-
    Rights #1 &4 are subset of Right #2. All 3 deal with anti-Hindu discrimination. This 3 can easily be explained to masses by using catch-phrase ‘Equality’, ‘End Anti-Hindu Discrimination’.

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  12. abhishekkrishna84 said, on August 7, 2016 at 7:00 am

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  13. Traverling Dragon said, on September 18, 2016 at 3:54 am

    Agree with everything except the Cow. It is an extra-ordinary process that creates slippery slope. As a Hindu I do eat cow and know many with who do so.

    The problem with Cow issue is that over next 50 years it would be a non-issue. Importance of cattle will only go down and close a large dairy/beef market for Indians. Better to get rid of this cow issue.

    • Sen Ram said, on November 2, 2016 at 11:53 pm

      I politely disagree. Reverence for cow is one of the ‘poison pills’ that prevents Hinduism from being digested into Abrahamic religions. Importance for cow would not go down as long as its spiritual significance is remembered and celebrated by the Hindus.

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  16. Gupta said, on February 3, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    What is meant by “The way to exit this loop is to enter a regime of open data about utilization of benefits on a component basis” please explain.

    • rc2 said, on February 4, 2017 at 2:23 am

      It means :
      1) to recognize that OBC is a group and not a monolith
      2) entering this group and continuation in this group is the key
      3) each group must be meassured for how much they utilize their membership and the data MUST be made public.
      4) since this whole scheme is engineered artificially – care must be taken to see some political groups dont monopolize and prevent others

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