As assembly elections are approaching in Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, who is now a full-time campaigner, on Sunday made questionable claims about Dalits, which was soon picked up by Pakistan establishment to further their anti-India propaganda.
The half-truths and propaganda peddled by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal got resounding support from a Pakistani minister, who used it to further to spew venom against India and to divide societies by inciting Dalits.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal speaking at a Valmiki Jayanti event in Sultanpuri on Saturday claimed that he dreamt of Dalit community students studying and becoming doctors and engineers one day. Appeasing the Dalit community ahead of the Delhi assembly elections, Kejriwal added that his dream was same as Baba Saheb Ambedkar, who had said that key to strengthening the Dalit community is education.
“In the past 70 years, these political parties have strategised to continuously weaken the Dalit community. They dream of making Dalit children cleaners and helpers and I dream of making them doctors and engineers,” he claimed.
In a hurry to further his appeasement politics, Kejriwal resorted to making questionable claims as he said that he wished to see students from the Dalit community become doctors and engineers in the future. In saying so, Kejriwal implicitly hinted that no students from these communities had never achieved anything to become doctors and engineers in the past.
Arvind Kejriwal’s statement insinuated that Dalits and backward classes are getting no education in the country as a matter of policy and that there are no doctors and engineers who belong to the Dalit community. This statement, of course, has no basis in fact.
Kejriwal deliberately ignores the fact there are already several doctors belonging to Dalit community in the country. In fact, Kejriwal chooses to ignore the achievement of India’s President Ramnath Kovind, who belongs to a Dalit community.
After seven decades of Independence this is the Dream of CM Delhi, one can imagine the social degradation of Country called India… https://t.co/XuhRiXD0jT
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) October 13, 2019
Interestingly, in 2016, an official Senate Committee Report from Pakistan underlined this very aspect to attack India. One of the points mentioned was that Pakistan should manipulate the ‘Dalit faultline’ of India to break the country up. Elements like Arvind Kejriwal, in their petty politics, have often unwittingly become a part of Pakistan’s fifth column warfare to undermind India.
Shockingly, the rhetorics of Arvind Kejriwal has yet again aided Pakistan to spread their usual lies against India. Arvind Kejriwal who had once come to the rescue of Pakistan by asking proof for surgical strikes has yet again knowingly or unknowingly become a part of anti-Hindu politics sponsored by Pakistan, which often instigates Dalits against the upper-caste communities.
In fact, it is ironical to see Pakistan lecturing India on human rights and caste issues as terror-state of Pakistan, perhaps the only country in the world, has killed its own citizens for demanding their basic human rights. The Pakistani state which has killed ethnic minorities such Sindhis, Pashtuns, Bengalis and Balochs, including some of the Muslim minorites such as Ahmediyas and Shias, has no moral right to meddle into the internal issues of India.