Opinion | Lessons for us from the #BlackLivesMatter agitation
Indian elites must question their caste privileges and stand with Dalits to stop injustice against them
Living in America, as Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests have swept the country, it is difficult not to think of when we will have such a moment in India. Indian elites were quick to imitate the West, posting #blackouttuesday pictures, Dave Chapelle’s ‘8:46’, and calls of solidarity with victims of police brutality and BLM protestors on social media. None of these are malevolent actions, and it is a wonderful thing to stand against injustice globally. But while raising our voice against global injustices, we have forgotten our own. For too long now, we seem to have turned a blind eye to caste injustices in our own homes and backyards.