Despite of several movements and protests against the existence of caste discrimination in India, we could still see youngsters emerging praising their caste in social media platforms. “Neeya Naana”, a popular debate show conducted an episode by having both youngsters supporting casteism and youngsters who oppose it. Throughout the episode, we could see a number of youngsters supporting the caste discrimination despite of the losses they are facing. “No matter how many girls reject me, I will get married to a girl who loves my caste similar to me” says a youngster to Gopinath who hosted the show.
They are stating that speaking high of their caste gives them the pride. Though people of the other team tried to make them understand how caste system acts as an enemy to the growth of the entire Tamil society, members of “I support my caste” stood by their ideologies and denied to accept it. As the entire episode is streaming in hotstar, official twitter handle of Vijay Television uploaded a promo which made people to laugh at the youths who are boasting their caste.
The promo showed a youth enacting how he would behave if he sees a man from other caste in a “Thiruvizha”. “Let’s say a boy from other caste is walking towards me at a festival. I am wearing a dhoti now. If he is walking towards, my hand will automatically go to my dhoti to show attitude. I will twirl my moustache for the sake of it. It will give me a pride at that moment” he says to Gopi after enacting the scenario. “After seeing me folding my dhoti, he would look down and would leave the spot” the youth added.
After hearing it from him, Gopi questioned what he would do if a guy from other caste does the same to him in his village where the population of his caste would be high. Replying to him, the youth says that he will replicate his gestures. Further he denies saying that the guy from other caste would look down and leave. On hearing it from him, Gopi immediately trolls him by saying “people like you from King dynasty must not lie”
Watch the video below :
ஜாதி பெருமை பேசும் கிராமத்து இளைஞர்கள் VS அதை எதிர்க்கும் படித்த கிராமத்தினர்!— Vijay Television (@vijaytelevision) December 14, 2020
நீயா நானா – ஞாயிறுகளில் மதியம் 12:30 மணிக்கு நம்ம விஜய் டிவில.. #NeeyaNaana முழுப்பகுதி – https://t.co/ILIqmqnDfY #VijayTelevision pic.twitter.com/T2BQDrILT9
Watch another video in which a guy from “I support my caste” team opposing the reservation system without knowing the actual purpose of it :
எவ்ளோ மலுமட்டையா இருக்காங்க 😠😠😠— சாமானியனின் சவுக்கு© (@Samaniyantweet) December 13, 2020
Reservation பற்றி ஒன்னு கூட தெரியல ஆனால் சாதி பெருமை முக்கியம் 💦💦 pic.twitter.com/gPQZmeMEVi
Here’s a video of Samas, author of Hindu, explaining why reservation system functions in India and how educational system is failing to teach about it in schools.
Many people laughed at the guy who supported the caste discrimination on seeing the promo uploaded by Vijay Television. Many others who watched the full episode, roasted another lad who spoke high of his caste.
Check out some of such reactions below :
Mannar parambara… Mannangatti parambarai nu sonniey daaaa😂😂😂😂😂😂— Vj (@Vijay80391926) December 14, 2020
Gopi makes the debate interesting. Sometime it doesn't feel that it is one and half hour. Watched him live in US, he is very efficient.— Balamurugan T Velu (@BalamuruganTVe1) December 14, 2020
மண்டபத்துக்கு வாடகை சேர் எறக்கபோனப்ப கல்யாணமேடை சோபால குந்திபாத்து ட்ரைனிங் எடுத்துட்டு வந்துருக்கான். pic.twitter.com/mGBbbQ64jX— CoCo (@MrElani) December 13, 2020
ஒரு ராஜபரம்பரை கண்ணுல திமிரோட,— இரஞ்சித்குமார் (@rtamil642) December 14, 2020
நெஞ்ச நிமித்தி, மீசைய முருக்கிட்டு பேசும்போது இப்படி சிரிச்சா எப்படிங்க! இதெல்லாம் தப்புங்க 😔
(எடப்பாடி சாமிய சொருகிக்கங்க) 😂#neeyanaana #VijayTelevision #நீயாநானா pic.twitter.com/0xk2NEgTsq