Vedanta on Children care in Kalahandi - a serious objection
Dear Members of the Jharkhand list,
I think that such news items (below) should be circulated with a rider.
Under the Constitution of India primary and secondary education are mandatory and have to be provided by the State. When Corporations try to replace the job of the State we will have a situation which is presently causing the economic collaspe rooted in the USA free enterprise ideology. If States are not fulfilling their consitiutional responsibilities in Adivasi or Dalit areas it is not because they are corrupt or inefficient. It is because the Indian State its politicians and buerocracy are essentially racist. Secondly the education system itself is anti-ethnic minority and alienates the Adivasi from their culture.
Sterlite or Vedanta or any other Corporation is not undertaking such programmes for the love of the people whose livelihood they have destroyed and left with no livelihood options.
An Adivasi or tribe (sic) group does not vanish on their own. The use of the word vanish is not only incorrect but highly objectionable. Things vanish either due to their inert properties or influence by the athmosphere or for antroprogenic reasons. Why does a community that lived for centuries suddenly have to 'vanish'?
Last but not least after expropriating all they possess, destroying and evicting them form their livelihoods, throwing them into a proleteriate class, this formal education is supposed to prepare them to fill in the 'job market' which thanks to corporations like Vedanta has actually vanished.
please do not let Corporations like Vedanta or Tata or any other fool us people especially us who use the internet!
Sincerely, Xavier Dias JMACC
B 6 Abhilasha Apts 11 A Purulea Rd. P.O. Ranchi Jharkhand 834001 INDIA
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