I am older than you. Like you, I love science, stars and nature. I want to write like Carl Sagan too. But I am alive and you are not. It isn’t fair. You will never be back on this “pale blue dot”. But, we will never forgive people who used you as a human shield for their ideology.
Brother Rohith, I will always remember your parting words:
“The value of a man was reduced to his immediate identity and nearest possibility. To a vote. To a number. To a thing.”
I promise you brother that I will never forgive the people who reduced you to just a vote. To a thing. See how they celebrate:
That is Sujata Anandan, political editor of Hindustan Times Mumbai edition. This was only a few hours after you passed away. See how she celebrates: “Gaya…ye bhi gaya” as if a wicket has fallen in a cricket match. When you were alive, they reduced you to a vote. Now that you are not with us, they have reduced you to the level of a wicket in a cricket match. They think your life and death is just a game they are watching for their amusement. But your death is not the same as a batsman getting caught behind and walking to the pavilion. They don’t care for the dreams, the prospects, the hopes and the feelings that died with you. They only see the scoreboard and they see that a wicket has fallen.
They think they have taken a wicket and they hope that our batting order will collapse after this. For decades they worked to create a state where a certain Dynasty would always be in power and us Hindus would toil to build palaces for them. While we Hindus were not united, the ruling class was united in its single aim of keeping its power. Right now, this old ruling class is terrified by the prospect of rising Hindu unity. And they jump at the prospect of dividing us.
And you know why the ruling class and their Commie Mameluks target Dalits like you? Because Dalits are the backbone of our Hindu society. No one, absolutely no one has done more for the Hindu cause than Dalits have. For centuries, in fact, for thousands of years, Dalits have received the worst, most dehumanizing treatment from the rest of Hindu society. Yet, the people who received the very least from Hindu society were always the first to defend us. Dalits never took, they only gave. We have a certain peaceful religion that ruled over us brutally for 1000 years, then they snatched one third of our country exclusively for themselves. Even in the part of India that remained, they physically kicked us out wherever they were a majority. And after brutalizing Hindus for 1000 years, the peacefuls still stomp on our chest, demanding that WE Hindus need to give THEM reparations! For god knows what…And every now and then, peacefuls living in the part of the country they snatched permanently from us send in men with guns and grenades and bombs to take more Hindu lives.
But Dalits have suffered so much in the last 1000 years. That is why when a hateful Commie looks at India and asks himself: “What can I do to destroy India?”, his FIRST plan is to get Dalits on his side. They think that because Dalits have the least stake in Hindu society, they must be the easiest to break. Ha! They are wrong. Because, they just don’t understand just how big the heart of a Dalit is.
And so the Commies always insist on sticking the “Dalit” label on you, treating you as just a vote, a thing to be used and of course thrown away when needed. When angry peaceful mobs displace thousands of Dalits in Muzaffarnagar, they watch the fun. When poor Dalits are forced to convert to a peaceful religion to save their homes from being demolished. They laugh.
As Arund**ti Roy once did, even when a man joins the Indian Army, goes to Kashmir and dies fighting for the motherland, they label each martyr by caste and spread rumors about the nation mistreating “Dalit soldiers”. That is how desperate they are to break Dalits away from Bharat and that is how miserably they have failed. They even insulted the martyrdom of “Dalit soldiers”, it is no surprise that they have reduced Brother Rohith’s death to a matter of votes!!
Brother Rohith, we promise you we won’t let another Rohith Vemula die. We will forge a Hindu unity that will forever frustrate our enemies. We owe it to you.