OPINIONBADRI RAINACULTUREWHAT'S HOT An Easter of Dalit Rising – Badri Raina April 3, 2018 0 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp People stage a demonstration during a nation wide strike called to protest against the dilution of the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act in Amritsar, on April 2, 2018. IANS An Easter of Dalit Rising BADRI RAINA | Caravan Daily You who are decreed to be invisible, Expiring dutifully in gutters, Keeping us clean without being seen, Making no claim to human status— How you rose like tsunami, drowning City after sinful city in a rage of Awakening that left duty and shame Behind—unburdened of the shackles Framed by those who neither do duty, Nor know shame. Let not now this rising be a moment’s Passion but a rage not to be deflected From dismantling the Sodom and Gomorrah of our time, and sinking The pharaoh’s legions several fathoms deep. Only when you make untouchable The perfidies taught by the priests And exploited by the moneylenders will the Republic become a new Church that Embraces without demur or discrimination Sheep of all hues and definition, And seal their equality in common graves. And let those who make loud to stand By you now in this magnificent rising Know that any dissembling heretofore Will bring their sustenance to an end.