1) What will these guys do when they go to star hotels & clubs?
2) Are they not travelling in bus, train and flight?
3) What will they do outside their office & homes?
4) How dare this Sreetharan issued such an outrageously racist circular? Should he not be prosecuted?
5. Why social justice warriors are keeping mum?
Published on 15 April 2014
The Hindu bans non-veg food in its canteen & dining halls.
Sreetharan, Vice-President - HR, issued a notice dated April 10, 2014 stating
that non-veg. food is banned ('not permitted') in all canteens and dining halls
of The Hindu offices. He cited complaints from employees of The
Hindu. He says "All are aware" that non-veg food
causes "discomfort to the majority of the employees who are
notice issued by C. Sreetharan, Vice-President - HR, The Hindu, 'reiterating'
that 'non-veg food is strictly prohibited' in the canteens and dining halls
is a known and established fact that The Hindu is a Brahmin
dominated newspaper. This public notice reiterates the view that the majority
of the employees in The Hindu are Brahmins. Even if there are
some non-Brahmins, they have to become vegetarian and therefore, Brahmins in
Brahmin food culture is nothing but casteism in India. Veteran journalist B N
Uniyal rightly told us that the absence of Dalits and other subordinated castes
in the media is nothing but modern untouchability (social exclusion).
Untouchability operates in a subtle manner in modern public
institutions. Demands like reservations in the private sector and slogans like
corporate social responsibility have no meaning in the Brahminical Hindu paper.
public notice of The Hindu attracts section 3 (x) of THE
SCHEDULED CASTES AND THE SCHEDULED TRIBES (PREVENTION OF ATROCITIES) ACT, 1989:
(x) intentionally insults or
intimidates with intent to humiliate a member of a Scheduled Caste or a
Scheduled Tribe in any place within public view;
notice of The Hindu management is nothing but insulting the
Dalit-bahujans and non-Brahmin castes and their food cultures.
will the day come when Dalit journalists conduct beef festivals in media houses
in this great democracy!
a former insider's comments below:
Malarvizhi Jayanth writes:
"What are the implications of
running a media organisation [the Hindu] for over a century with an
overwhelming number of twice-born? What are the implications of creating a
feeder organisation (read ACJ) to 'train' more twice-borns for this work? What
sort of training can an organisation run and taught almost exclusively by the
twice-born offer? How can you maintain this obscene proportion of twice-born
employees in a state that is a trend-setter in affirmative action? And how many
of you who loved and shared my last piece will share this one?"