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Meenaloshini
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Addressing the atrocities against dalits

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Started: 3/2/2017 Category: People
Updated: 10 months ago Status: Debating Period
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Meenaloshini

Con

Please debate on the atrocities against dalits happening in India today. I strongly believe that the caste system are separating the people. The caste system doesn't make one united and the humans are not with humanity at all. Although caste system is a traditional and an old style..it only makes people worried and people get fight with each other based on their own castes. This only creates a big issue and it doesn't help us to lead our life. Why is this caste system necessary?? I don't know why people are so worried about this. For example..a person belong to a particular caste should marry only the same caste of them. Why is this...and if dalits are getting atrocities that's because they have got that caste..if there is no caste..everyone will be united and they would carry on their own work. It has put into the people's mind that every caste have some status of rich or poor..low or high and etc etc. But if there were no caste everyone can be happy.I don't say about religion..but caste is something different from religion. Caste can be there..but there shouldn't be any problem because of following different caste system. Why should we say dalits as dalits...why cant we say them as one among us.!! IF I SAID SOMETHING INAPPROPRIATE...I AM SO SORRY..PLEASE!😇
AngryTortle

Pro

For the purpose of this debate, I am siding with caste system. The caste system was never intended to separate the people. The caste system originally came from Hinduism. In Hinduism, the caste system originated from Purusha, the first human. Purusha was divided into four parts. The Brahmin (priests) represent his/her mouth. The Kshatriyas (warriors) represent his/her arms. The Vaishyas (peasants) represent his/her legs. The shudras (laborers) his/her feet. Now, the original caste system only had four sections. But, as you know, there's a fifth section called the dalits. Now, in the olden times, the dalits were the conquered people. The prisoners of war. They were conquered, then forced to be slaves. The dalits were those slaves. In the caste system, in the religion itself actually, you rise through the castes when you get reincarnated (if you're lucky, in your own lifetime) by fulfilling your dharma (role). The dalits rarely rose through the ranks. In fact, if you're a child of a dalit, you often become a dalit yourself. The problem with abolishing the caste system is the fact that it's tied to one of the biggest religions in the world, Hinduism. Abolishing the caste system itself will mean breaking down one of the main pillars in Hinduism. The whole point of Hinduism is that eventually you'll be able to reach moksha. In order to achieve moksha, it'll take a couple of lifetimes. The caste system determines what role you have been given. Being a dalit also makes sense in the religion because remember, you just get reborn. It's highly unlikely you'll be created by Brahma as a dalit. You'll likely be either a shudra or a vaishya. If you're reborn as a dalit, that means you have not been fulfilling your dharma. Which makes total sense in Hinduism either way.
Debate Round No. 1
Meenaloshini

Con

Please debate on the atrocities against dalits happening in India today. I strongly believe that the caste system are separating the people. The caste system doesn't make one united and the humans are not with humanity at all. Although caste system is a traditional and an old style..it only makes people worried and people get fight with each other based on their own castes. This only creates a big issue and it doesn't help us to lead our life. Why is this caste system necessary?? I don't know why people are so worried about this. For example..a person belong to a particular caste should marry only the same caste of them. Why is this...and if dalits are getting atrocities that's because they have got that caste..if there is no caste..everyone will be united and they would carry on their own work. It has put into the people's mind that every caste have some status of rich or poor..low or high and etc etc. But if there were no caste everyone can be happy.I don't say about religion..but caste is something different from religion. Caste can be there..but there shouldn't be any problem because of following different caste system. Why should we say dalits as dalits...why cant we say them as one among us.!! IF I SAID SOMETHING INAPPROPRIATE...I AM SO SORRY..PLEASE!😇
AngryTortle

Pro

For the purpose of this debate, I am siding with caste system. The caste system was never intended to separate the people. The caste system originally came from Hinduism. In Hinduism, the caste system originated from Purusha, the first human. Purusha was divided into four parts. The Brahmin (priests) represent his/her mouth. The Kshatriyas (warriors) represent his/her arms. The Vaishyas (peasants) represent his/her legs. The shudras (laborers) his/her feet. Now, the original caste system only had four sections. But, as you know, there's a fifth section called the dalits. Now, in the olden times, the dalits were the conquered people. The prisoners of war. They were conquered, then forced to be slaves. The dalits were those slaves. In the caste system, in the religion itself actually, you rise through the castes when you get reincarnated (if you're lucky, in your own lifetime) by fulfilling your dharma (role). The dalits rarely rose through the ranks. In fact, if you're a child of a dalit, you often become a dalit yourself. The problem with abolishing the caste system is the fact that it's tied to one of the biggest religions in the world, Hinduism. Abolishing the caste system itself will mean breaking down one of the main pillars in Hinduism. The whole point of Hinduism is that eventually you'll be able to reach moksha. In order to achieve moksha, it'll take a couple of lifetimes. The caste system determines what role you have been given. Being a dalit also makes sense in the religion because remember, you just get reborn. It's highly unlikely you'll be created by Brahma as a dalit. You'll likely be either a shudra or a vaishya. If you're reborn as a dalit, that means you have not been fulfilling your dharma. Which makes total sense in Hinduism either way.
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