Thursday, July 20, 2017

Is being a Dalit New Indian President a problem for the Western media?

Ram Nath Kovind: who become the new Indian president , is a person belonging to the dalit caste.

 The traditional caste system is still interrupted  the development of India.
 This  is a great achievement for  Modi prime ministers and the ruling BJP party.

 people in the developing world should respect  humanity . 

This attitudinal change is now emerging in India. However, the western media is still looking at India as an undeveloped country. 

That is why the western media are publishing news under this headline.

India picks Ram Nath Kovind ,of caste one called untouchables, as president.
The New york Times
Ram Nath Kovind : Man from india's untouchable Dalit caste expected become the president.
The independent 
Why is India's next president so unknown?
BBC
A man from  India's lower-caste Dalit (Untouchable) community is expected to be elected president.
 RamNath Kovind , 71, is the former governor of the eastern state of Bihar.

The Dalits are the lowest rank of India's traditional caste system, and were traditionally considered "impure" and pushed to the margins of Indian society.
Mr Kovind is an associate of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, or National Volunteer Corps, a Hindu group that has long been accused of stoking religious hatred against Muslims.

The group is also the ideological parent of Prime Minister Narendra Modi 's BJP, which controls enough seats in federal and state legislatures to push its favoured candidate.

The votes will be counted on Thursday, and Mr Kovind expected to win easily.

The president's role is largely ceremonial but as the custodian of the constitution, the president has played an important role in times of uncertainty, such as a hung parliament.

Mr Kovind is facing Meira Kumar, a former parliament speaker and a fellow-Dalit backed by the opposition Congress party.

Mr Modi, among the first to cast his vote in parliament, said he looked forward to working with Mr Kovind.

"My government will offer full cooperation to him," he told members of parliament from the ruling coalition.
Mr Kovind's likely victory is expected to help Mr Modi and the BJP consolidate even greater political power.

Some presidents, such as outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee, have tried to act as conscience-keepers, using their constitutional authority as the head of state to defend India's founding principles as a secular, diverse democracy.

Mr Modi's rivals say minority Muslims have feared for their wellbeing and have been targeted by fringe Hindu groups since he took office in 2014.
  Sonia Gandhi , the head of the Congress party, appealed to members of parliament to vote for Ms Kumar to protect India's secular values.
"We cannot and must not let India be hostage to those who wish to impose upon it a narrow-minded, divisive and communal vision," she said.

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