DC would like to pose a few questions to Vijoo about the party’s role in Annihilation of Caste, on their effort to bring about a Left-Ambedkarite unity, on topics such as Land Distribution, Manual Scavenging, Atrocities on Dalits and Brahminism.
In a state like Gujarat where dominant castes carry out state wide rallies for reservation and get complete media coverage whereas the #DalitAsmitaYatra is hardly getting any traction in the local media. Tolerating caste discrimination has become a way of life for many, fearing further exclusion and backlash.
It is a male dominated place. And it is the same dominant male audience which watched my movies. That’s where I first gained fame and stardom. But for the outer world, they appear to be progressive and educated. So if you think about it deeply, you understand that it is there that I became popular.