Sun 8 May 2016 3:44AM

Just because Kailash is a migrant worker doesn't mean his life has no value!

PB Pirate Bady Public Seen by 293

Assam migrant worker killed in Kerala: ‘More than 50 men watched… nobody bothered to help’ - See more at:

"രണ്ടുദിവസമായി ഒന്നും കഴിച്ചിട്ടില്ലായിരുന്നു കൈലാസ് എന്ന് പോസ്റ്റ്മോർട്ടം റിപ്പോർട്ടിലുണ്ടത്രേ... ശരീരത്തിൽ 53 ക്ഷതങ്ങളും! വെയിലത്ത് കെട്ടിയിട്ട്, ഒരുതുള്ളിവെള്ളം പോലും കൊടുക്കാതെ, കൊന്നുകളഞ്ഞു പ്രബുദ്ധമലയാളികൾ!!!"
-Facebook post by Anupama Anamangad

I don't know how many of us have heard about Kailash's death. Let's spread awareness, let no such things happen again.


Pirate Praveen Sun 8 May 2016 5:00AM

ജിഷയുടേയും നിര്‍ഭയയുടേയും കാര്യത്തില്‍ പ്രതികരിക്കാന്‍ എളുപ്പമാണു്, കാരണം കുറ്റക്കാര്‍ മൃഗതുല്ല്യരാണു് നമ്മെപ്പോലുള്ളവരല്ല എന്നെല്ലാം ആശ്വസിക്കാം. എന്നാല്‍ കൈലാശിനെ കൊന്നവരിലൊരാളല്ല ഞാനെന്നു് നെഞ്ചില്‍ കൈവച്ചു് പറയാന്‍ എത്ര പേര്‍ക്കു് സാധിക്കും? സ്ത്രീകളേയും, ദളിതരേയും, ആദിവാസികളേയും, അന്യസംസ്ഥാന തൊഴിലാളികളേയും ഉള്‍പ്പെടെ എല്ലാ മനുഷ്യരേയും തുല്ല്യരായി കാണുന്ന അവസ്ഥയുണ്ടായാലേ ഇതിനൊരും മാറ്റം വരൂ. നിരാശരാകേണ്ട സമയമല്ല, കൂടുതല്‍ പ്രാധാന്യത്തോടെ സാമൂഹ്യനീതിക്കുള്ള പോരാട്ടം ശക്തിപ്പെടുത്തേണ്ട സമയമാണിതു്.


Pirate Praveen Sun 8 May 2016 5:06AM

English translation:

It is easy to respond in case of Jisha and Nirbhaya because we can say they are animal-like and not like us. But how many of us can really say we are not among the killers of Kailash? It will change only if we treat everyone including women, dalits and adivasis as equals. It is not a time for despair, but to intensify our struggle for social justice.


[deactivated account] Mon 9 May 2016 10:30PM

@ambadyanands By "Spread awareness" did you mean by social media or something more than that?


Pirate Bady Tue 10 May 2016 7:35PM

let me tell you what i think... there are a lot of people to protest in Jisha's case, but i haven't seen a reasonable number of people protesting against Kailash's murder. i think the two main reasons for this are:

1) we consider that Jisha is one among us while the murderer(s) is/are not. (as Praveen mentioned we tend to see the criminal(s) here as animal-like person(s) unlike a person among ourselves).
2) we don't consider Kailash as one among because he's a migrant while the murderers are the people among us.

in Jisha's case people are mainly raising voice to get the murderer(s) arrested as soon as possible. people may find it more meaningful to protest for such demands which can happen overnight (i mean the demand to arrest the criminal) rather than protesting for a gradual change to be implemented in the society. Kailash's murder is asking us to change our perspectives which is not something that will happen overnight but a gradual change.

as one of my friends has said, we judge migrant workers like Kailiash mainly based on their lifestyle. we treat them as second-class citizens without thinking that our friends and relatives in other states and gulf countries are also migrant workers to their people. so by "spreading awareness" i mean to put these things into the mainstream, at least through social media - to change our perspectives about the migrant workers, to encourage everyone to treat them fairly. we should also ask people not to take the law into own hands. let there be no Kailashs anymore.


[deactivated account] Tue 10 May 2016 7:44PM

@ambadyanands hmmm.. then you should try and write something about it if you can.. will make much more of a difference than just stating that we condemn the act.. write on Facebook since theres no character limit and we could paste the link on twitter too.


Pirate Bady Tue 10 May 2016 7:59PM

one post that i have already published on facebook has not received any responses yet, i knew it before and that's why i decided to post it here. i can publish a post on this issue in our official fb page and twitter if that's okay.