Hyderabad: T.G. Venkatesh, an Arya Vysya leader held a press conference on September 18 in a luxury hotel in Hyderabad with an extremist, conspiratorial Arya Vysya team and declared a Fatwa on me that he would kill or hang me in the streets as they do in the Middle East.
This person is an MP from the TDP and supposed be the richest man after Gandi Madhava Rao (GMR) from that community in the two Telugu states. Can a Parliament member who issued a Fatwa against a citizen—that too a globally known writer and thinker—continue in Parliament as a member? It is for the BJP and TDP to decide.
The myth that the Arya Vysya community is a peace-loving non-violent community proved to be wrong. This is clear from the violent statements that their leaders are issuing. It is also clear from their abusive and vulgar behavior on the streets from village to cities up to the State capitals Amaravati and Hyderabad. They are indulging in street vandalism. Both the states are freely allowing them to the point of creating a law and order situation. They seem to have no respect for judiciary also.
They are the most organized caste in India with 46 percent of the total wealth and 48 percent of the Company Directors, in their hands. The Ambani Group, Adani group, Laxmi Mittals, Vedanta and so on are part of this community. This is the only community that has a Bank called Vysya Bank in their caste name in India.
For writing a chapter in my book called Post-Hindu India with a title called Social Smugglers, a concept I coined to capture caste cultural and economic exploitation in India, and translating it into Telugu they are attacking me. I have been fighting for reservation in the private sector for a long time, as there are no jobs in the state sector at all.
We are now demanding in the T-MASS meetings an organization formed three months ago, jobs for all the kith and kin of the lowest level soldiers serving on the borders of Pakistan, and China and also in the internal security sectors, at least one job for family in their firms, a token their nationalism, without going into MERIT Question that they have been raising all the time.
At least one percent of their total profit for FARMER’ S FUND for the SURVIVAL of the dying farmers across the country. This is necessary because the States are also not in a position to protect them for the paucity of funds as they themselves are saying. The Farmer Suicides are taking place all over India. This is part of their Corporate Social Responsibility.
For this issuing a Middle East type of Fatwa by the Parliament member with a backup of the ruling establishments both at the state and also national level is a dangerous trend in the nation.
This fatwa is issued under the nose of Telangana Government in which I am living. The Government is silent giving an impression of complicity. For last 10 days from i.e September 10, 2017, till date, my phone gets organized phone calls with abuses and vulgar SMSs. This is only to make me mad. Everyone knows that AirTel and Reliance companies are in their hands.
Any Intellectual who stands by the Dalitbahujans and the poor and asks for some jobs in their private companies gets Fatwas of killing and hanging in the streets of India by one of the richest persons and a parliament member, the country and its very Democracy and Freedom of Speech that the Constitution guaranteed will be in real danger. Perhaps I may be the first person to die like that.
In Andhra Pradesh Errachandanam (RED SANDLEWOOD) is being smuggled without a trace of the source of smugglers. Who knows TG.Venkatesh could be behind it? Who knows he must be behind Gauri Lankesh and Kulburgi’s shooting down? Who knows the murderers could be hiding in the massive mansions he owns in Kurnool (AP) and in Hyderabad? Who will investigate when both the State Governments and Centre are behind him?
1) Why is the Telangana Government silent on this Fatwa?
2) What is Chandrababu Naidu’s Stand on this Fatwa?
3) What is the position of the Central Government headed by an OBC Prime Minister on this Fatwa?
Based on this fatwa I can seek Asylum in any country. But I am a nationalist with reverence to Buddha and Ambedkar. I would like to live and die here only. I hope the nation responds. Though filing a case seems to have no effect but I will file a case in the local Police Station on this Fatwa soon.
KANCHA ILAIAH SHEPHERD
This article was first published in The Citizen