Discrimination & Segregation Towards Servants in India

The amount of discrimination that still exists here in India sickens me. I was appalled to find out that servants, who stay with the people they work for, sleep on the hard floor. Servants are not allowed to enter the same door as the people that they work for. They are also not allowed to eat in the same room, use the same plates, or sit on the same furniture. Their pay is less than that of any other labor jobs yet it is much more grueling. They are allowed to eat quickly (usually standing up or sitting on the floor) and then it is back to work. There is no time to rest and their work day goes way beyond eight hours. They are yelled at and belittled for making one small mistake. Some servants are beat and they lose their pay for their entire months work for making a mistake. The cruel list of abominable actions goes on and on.

There is a major problem with this in India and nobody is doing anything about it. Sure there are places to report abuse. Ha! What do you think happens when a maid reports abuse? Nothing. Nothing happens because the justice system here is so very corrupt. Unless you have a lot of money to pay the cop you are reporting to, nothing happens. The police do nothing. The government does nothing. This is a sick problem that this country has. You could get away with murder here, literally.

The people of India that have servants have developed this sense of thinking its ok to treat others this way. They have this sense of thinking they are better than the servants they have. The caste system is still here alive and strong today. Those who say the caste system isn’t here, clearly must not live in the country.

I challenge you, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, to do something about this corruption and discrimination that makes this wonderful country look so disgusting.

Published in: on September 20, 2009 at 11:49 am  Comments (4)  

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4 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Wow, this really saddens me.

  2. How u folks consider dem in middle east?……ur right, but…i don’t think it’s possible 2 scraps dis culture of behaving like dis 2 servants….it’s glued…and abt caste discrimination dat is still running in india housefully…..here in ‘cheganachery’ majority folks r asking wat’s ur caste as 2nd question….i think in my calicut it’s less……dis shouldn’t tolerate….people deciding whether i want 2 respect dis guy or not on basis of caste and religon….i would like all 2 think sreenarayan guru’s saying….1 caste 1 religon 1 belief…

  3. Hey very nice blog!!….I’m an instant fan, I have bookmarked you and I’ll be checking back on a regular….See ya

  4. something should definitely be done about it..it’s terrible

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