In the News (from BBC News): “A low-caste Dalit boy has been killed in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh for sharing a name with a man of a higher caste, police say.
“They said Neeraj Kumar’s father Ram Sumer had been asked to change the names of two sons as they were the same as those of Jawahar Chaudhary’s sons.
“The body of Neeraj, 14, was found on 23 November in a field. Two friends of the Chaudhary family have been arrested.
“Mr Chaudhary denies the involvement of his family in the murder.
“He says the family is being framed by police.
“Dalits, formerly known as ‘untouchables,’ are at the bottom of the Hindu caste system in India.
“Although caste discrimination is illegal, biases remain in many areas.”
My Comment: Is it not astonishing that people see India as a source of spirituality, love and mercy, and the ascent of the spirit above the body? But in fact, India’s society shows opposite relationships: the caste system, neglect, humiliation, and so forth. Delusion, fashion, and sweet self-deception attract people, and they want to stay in the “Indian fairy tale.”