Pariah essential means an outcast, one that is usually despised and rejected. It was initially used to refer a hereditary member of a certain low society section of southern India (Pariayar- the drum beaters) but off late the term hold true for anyone who is rejected or spelled an outcast from society, a group either for no valid reason or owing to human tendency of diving fellow human beings in low, high and other strata.
Modern society has given new meanings to Pariah and often include people who do not live by their rule (force dominance) or the norms as laid by them for their own good. A living example of such law makers/ enforcers in current society is Khap Panchayat. Who for no rhyme or reason, dictates their judgement which is often invalid, illegal and unjust over other people and manipulate their lives for their own gains. Few such dictates are-
1. Inter caste marriage
2. Enforced child marriage
3. Monopoly of rich over poor
4. Caste based ostracism
When I was young, my uncle has educated me about such practices and in an earnest request asked me to never practice ostracism of any sort nor play favorites to people while excluding minority for majority. In his own words , he said- Pl stay away from bhedchaal (crowd mentality) and whenever possible try to look situation from a minority point of view as well.
Ostracism as I always said, is like a disease, an actual mental disease that a person with low self morals, low strength and lesser compassion exercise on others. It is a blind blanket that we human often wear to hide our own weakness and display our lack of empathy towards the world.
Whoa! with no intention to preach, I humbly pass on my request to all my readers to stay away from Ostracism of any kind and be Alive, respectful and Inclusive of fellow human being's needs and existence on earth. Cheers!
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