Kishore Asmal, a Meghwar from Pakistan wrote on facebook-
“Do you Hate the Caste System of Sanatan Dharam? If YES... then why are you accepting the SCHEDULE CASTE LABEL on you Maheshwaris? Its been 1200 years, when our Taaran Haar Lord Dhani Matang gave us Freedom from the so-called Brahmin Samaaj. By giving us the BARMATI PANTH, He challenged the CASTE SYSTEM of SANATAN DHARAM. He addressed us with the title of MAHESHWARI. But.. now? Still We are being counted as a SC Hindu!! Aren't you all think that what we are doing since 1200 years? Only WAKE-UP Call is needed.”
उस बातचीत में कई लोगों ने अलग-अलग बातें कहीं थीं लेकिन यहाँ मैं श्री नवीन भोइया ने जो कहा उसका उल्लेख कर रहा हूँ. इसमें जो कहा गया है वो वैचारिकी के लिहाज़ से चाहे पूर्ण या अंतिम न हो फिर भी उसमें कई बिंदु हैं जिन्होंने मेरा ध्यान खींचा, विशेषकर 'मेघ धर्म' शब्द ने. मेरा मानना है कि श्री नवीन भोइया इन शब्दों के ज़रिए लोकतंत्र के लिए उचित मानसिक आज़ादी, सामाजिक और राजनीतिक सशक्तिकरण की बात उठा रहे हैं मेरा ऐसा मानना है. 'मेघ धर्म' जैसी शब्दावली इस बात का संकेत करती है कि यदि धार्मिक व्यवस्था सामाजिक भेदभाव करती है तो समाज के लोग उसका विकल्प तलाशने के लिए उद्यत होने लगते हैं. इसे ध्यान से पढिए.
This topic has forced me to log in facebook even during my study time. Just now, my brother Khim Dhua has phoned me and apprised about this topic. So my submission is --- At the Outset, first we have to understand the view of Mr. Kishor Asmal (who lives in Karachi). He wish to say that when SC/ST/OBCs have been put into degraded stage by Sanatan Dharam, why we still call ourselves as SC/ST?
In this regard, I wish to apprise Kishore that SC is a collective name of lakhs of Meghwars and other untouchable castes in India (given by Dr. Ambedkar) for identification because it was very difficult to give government benefits to these people.
SC is not a synonymous to Untouchable, in fact it is a identification of group of people which require special support from Government in terms of education, jobs, good health, land, etc.
The name SC/ST was necessary as it was required to be recorded in Constitution. It is identification. The name SC/ST is a reward given by Dr. Ambedkar in return of bondage of thousands of years of untouchability. We get SC certificate from Government and secures reservations in government jobs, education, scholarships, etc. It is the basis of securing benefits.
As far as religion is concerned, our religious heads has tried their best to move us away from Sanatan stronghold. Shree Dhanimatang, Saint Kabir, Nanak, Baba Farid, Tukaram, Eknath, etc have tried their best to keep us away from Sanatan Dharam. But the roots of Vedic Sanatan Dharam are so high, that we were not able to put ourselves away from it. It is a social system of villages. In every village we SC/ST are in MINORITY.
Now, after getting education from last 60 years and jobs etc., we are now in a position to challenge this system, which we must do.
Dr. Ambedkar has therefore renounced Sanatan Dharam and embraced BUDDHISM to free our people from the bondage of Brahminist religion. Unfortunately, he died soon after converting Buddhism otherwise entire India would have been BUDDHIST INDIA. Dr. Ambedkar has once said in 1956 - Agar 5 Saal aur Jee Jaayu to Saare Bhaarat ko Baudhmay Bana Dunga.
So, either we can all convert to Buddhism now or to find some other religion where millions of SC/ST/OBC can join that force of conversion to draw a BIG LINE.
THIS IS THE ONLY THING REQUIRED TO BE DONE TO RULE OUR MOTHER LAND. Otherwise, these invaders (Aryans) are ruling us by different names. They have 80% land and power and money in their control. We can beat them only through POLITICAL POWER. For political power we must be united under one name, one religion and that is MEGH. Because Meghwar constitutes 70% of entire Scheduled Caste community of India. Ours is religion founded in 8th Century --- by the Meghwar and for the Meghwar exclusively. This religion is MEGH DHARAM. We have to revive it as soon as we can.
Unfortunately, Dr. Ambedkar was not aware about our Barmati Dharam otherwise he would have definitely selected BARMATI PANTH as MEGH DHARAM for its basic teachings which are very very very near to BUDDHISM.
Dr. Ambedkar was worried about Monks in Buddhism, he wanted original Sangha Monks in 1956 but could not find many due to total ban on Buddhism prior to revival by Dr. Ambedkar. Here in Barmati Panth - Priests are present in heaps and bounds with specialty. They can cover entire India.
I conclude - as per our religious teachings, as per advice of Dr. Ambedkar and as per preachings of Lord Buddha - we are not fallen people. WE ARE GREAT PEOPLE. Our forefathers were very Great, they have created INDUS VALLEY CIVILIZATION (one of the oldest and modern civilization of that period). Our forefathers have invented the science of zodiac sign, meditation and all the good things. These Aryans after invasion have stolen everything from us and put in their name. Even their language SANSKRIT is not original. Sanskrit is an interpolation in PALI langauge (ancient language of India). Aryans have stolen our golden period from us. We can control the situation only through SEPARATE RELIGION and POLITICAL POWER.