Wednesday, January 16, 2019

India: The impending arrest of Anand Teltumbde : Shameful and Shocking Moment in Indian History - Silencing the Dalits

Democracy and Class Struggle says Anand Teltumbde is one of the most important public intellectuals of India. 

Our emotions are between outrage and sadness that the Indian Government  should seek to punish its best thinking sons.

His books on Ambedkar’s Mahad Satyagraha, the Khairlanji massacre, and, most recently, Republic of Caste are vital and indispensable reading. 

He has been a teacher on relationship between caste and class for Democracy and Class Struggle and has exposed the weakness of the Communist Movement in India on this Question of Caste and Class.

To arrest him is to try and silence a powerful and unique Dalit voice with an unimpeachable intellectual track record. 

His impending arrest cannot but be seen as a political act. 

It will be a shameful and shocking moment in our history.

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