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16 July, 2008

Dalit group calls for boycott of Bajaj products

A Dalit website, DalitforDalits.com, which describes itself as “Global home of Dalits,” has called for boycott of Bajaj products.

A notice at the website quotes Bajaj Group chairman Rahul Bajaj as having said, "I don't know if reservations are the ultimate goal or not but I can tell you that I am completely opposed to mandatory reservation."

It goes on to add, “As Bajaj Group chairman Rahul Bajaj is opposing ALL forms of Reservations SC/ST/BC/OBC, he will spend his money and power against reservations.

“If you buy Bajaj bike (Pulser,etc), Scooter, bulb, iron box, anything that has the symbol above( Bajaj Logo)...Remember You Are Voting Against Reservations. Join Hands by taking Oath that We Will Never Buy A Bajaj Product....Let Us Save Ourselves from Bajaj.”

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

This country lives on Reservation for everything,are we not seeking favours from the developed countries in the garb of Concessions.These Industralists seek all CONCESSIONS from Govt in terms of land,power,taxes etc and if the Govt wants the weaker sections to develop they oppose.How honest are these Great Guys in their bussiness dealings.
Do they allow others BC/SC/ST's to develop in bussiness,they have cornered all monopoly and now make anti reservations remarks.If they are upset about govt policies they can leave the Country.Good riddance to these casteists.

Anonymous said...

Mr Bajaj's statement against reservations indicates his level of ignorance of centuries of exploitation and humiliation the Dalits who otherwise excelled in whatever professions, mostly unhygienic ones as per the standards set by the upper castes,they were confined to. He appears to have not taken note of those individualas who have excelled in their chosen professions, provided an oppurtunity is given. To illustrate a few Mr K.R.Narayanan, Mr Balakrishnan, Mr Kanshi Ram and Ms.Mayawathi belong to the category of creating opportunity amidst all adversaries and of course Babasaheb Ambedkar towering personality who excelled in all the subjects he studied and contributed immensely in drafting the Constitution of India and sacrifised his life for betterment of more than 80 per cent population of India. Better Mr Bajaj provide training at least to 100 meritorius S.S.C passed Dalit children, who studied in Govt.Schools, in his own State, for various professions including Management Cadre and employ them, subsequently, and see for himself how commited, loyal and efficient they are in contributing to the growth of the company. Later he can comment on effectiveness of reservation, but not without contributing anything to the disadvantageous sections of the society who are left to struggle for their day to day livlihood amidst ever growing prosperity of microscopic minority of wealthier sections of the society, who obtain all forms of concessions from Govt. right from their education in professional courses, allocation of land,power, connectivity,taxes etc., including Mr Bajaj.

Anonymous said...

I don't know this earlier. Thanks for Balla for such an eye opening information. Unknowingly I baught several Bajaj products so far. But I pledge I will not buy any Bajaj product till Mr Rahul Bajaj changes his opinion

Anonymous said...

GOOD!don't buy any products produced by these anti weaker sections industralists.Recently in a telugu movie Kantri,Dr Ambedkar and the dalits were degraded badly.The dalit groups launched a protest against the film makers and censor board and the scenes were deleted after due apology by the director.The censor board has released a set of guide lines to all movie makers.
These upper castes think they can get away with anything,they forget this country is populated in majority by dalits,adivasis and backward castes.There is an Awareness among all unlike in the past.These people should be careful now.
Has anybody discussed Narayana murthy playing the american national anthem ?And they have the temerity to make anti- reservation
remarks.

Anonymous said...

Dalits,Adivasis and Backwards
Banish Bajaj !Its no longer "HAMARA".spread this MESSAGE to ONE&ALL.
Let him QUIT the country.

Sissy said...

First of all, please know that BAJAJ is not at mercy of DALITS. Doesnt matter even if you youcott him.
Also learn that, i am a Dalit (SC) i know several of my upper caste friends who were indifferent as to caste. they used to treat Dalit and uppercaste equally. They used to respect me. They didnt got admission in medical despite scoring higher percentage than dalit candidates. Then they got aversive to Dalits. Reservation has boosted up the hatred in this way. It turns the neutral people to casteism.
True that they exploited us for centuries, but we are now doing the opposite (also called tit for tat). It will not eliminate the hatred but will enhance the distance between us. It will weaken our country.
In USA Black are still subject to hatred (excepting a few like obama)though they formulated several laws to protect Black people. Even such developed country cant get rid of this poison by formulating laws. Tit for TAt by makingn legislation wont help improve Dalits status. Thats what i want to say.
Further, people dont prefer Dalit Doctor as they believe that he has scored a degree by virtue of reservation and is laking in talent. Many dalit patients also think so!!!!! Though the reality may be different and that Doctor might not had utilized his DALIT Status during his career!!!!

Sissy said...

First of all, please know that BAJAJ is not at mercy of DALITS. Doesnt matter even if you youcott him.
Also learn that, i am a Dalit (SC) i know several of my upper caste friends who were indifferent as to caste. they used to treat Dalit and uppercaste equally. They used to respect me. They didnt got admission in medical despite scoring higher percentage than dalit candidates. Then they got aversive to Dalits. Reservation has boosted up the hatred in this way. It turns the neutral people to casteism.
True that they exploited us for centuries, but we are now doing the opposite (also called tit for tat). It will not eliminate the hatred but will enhance the distance between us. It will weaken our country.
In USA Black are still subject to hatred (excepting a few like obama)though they formulated several laws to protect Black people. Even such developed country cant get rid of this poison by formulating laws. Tit for TAt by makingn legislation wont help improve Dalits status. Thats what i want to say.
Further, people dont prefer Dalit Doctor as they believe that he has scored a degree by virtue of reservation and is laking in talent. Many dalit patients also think so!!!!! Though the reality may be different and that Doctor might not had utilized his DALIT Status during his career!!!!

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