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Dr. Ambedkar said – Joining Congress will be Suicidal


Looking at the present situation, I will add few more parties and expand the list. Joining Congress, BJP, RSS, AAP and all Manuwadi parties is suicidal for Dalits.

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Dalit History Month – Remembering Jogendra Nath Mandal


Today in ‪‎Dalit History‬ we focus on the powerful legacy of freedom fighter Jogendra Nath Mandal. His crucial role in the founding of India and Pakistan came from his strategic position as the significant Namashudra leader of United Bengal.

As the Indian subcontinent was moving towards independence, Dr. B.R Ambedkar and the Congress Party of India clashed bitterly over the rights and representation of scheduled castes. Ambedkar was an unyielding critic of the Congress party’s positions on many issues, which he believed were not in the interest of the scheduled castes. Thus when members were being elected to the Indian Constituent Assembly, the Congress party in Bombay saw to it that Dr. Ambedkar was not elected. However, Jogendra Nath Mandal, who had been nominated from Jaisur and Kulna (undivided Bengal), sacrificed his seat to Dr. Ambedkar so that he could become part of the 296 member constituent Assembly. In doing so, Mandal ensured there was at least one Dalit present in the drafting committee of the Indian constitution.

Jogendra Nath Mandal

Jogendra Nath Mandal

As a leader of the Namashudras, Mandal found common cause with the Muslim League, in their demand for Pakistan. His reasons were, “First the economic interests of Muslims in Bengal were generally identical with those of the Scheduled Castes…and secondly that the Scheduled Castes and the Muslims were both educationally backward.” He hoped that in Pakistan, Dalits would be equal, as freedom from the oppression of Caste Hindu landlords and moneylenders would cease. For M.A. Jinnah, the 1st leader of ‘Pakistan’ had assured them freedom to practice any religion; In his speech of August 11, 1947 he said, “You are free; you are free to go to your temples. You are free to go to your mosques or to any other places of worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion, caste or creed—that has nothing to do with the business of the State.” Thus on August 15,1947 Mandal became a member and a temporary chairman of Pakistan’s Constituent Assembly, and agreed to serve as the Minister for Law and Labour. He also served as the second minister of commonwealth and Kashmir affairs.

Sadly, his time in Pakistan was not peaceful as he could not stop the increasing violence against Dalits in the country. First, his demand to have two more Dalit members as ministers was also ignored by Liaquat Ali Khan, then Prime minister of Pakistan. Second, he countered the proposed Objectives Resolution that defined Pakistan, an Islamic state, which disregarded the rights of ethnic and religious minorities. Later in October 1950, he resigned and went to Calcutta (now Kolkata) in independent India.

Mandal later tried to enter the Indian political sphere in 1967 but failed in his attempt as he was one of the founding members of Pakistan. He contested in the Barasat constituency in the year 1967 and was defeated. Jogendra Nath Mandal died on 5 October 1968 at the age of 64 years in Bangaon in the state of West Bengal, India.

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What isn’t told about Babasaheb Ambedkar


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Dalits Ask, Dalits Demand


Dalits Ask – When RBI was formed according to the guidelines of Dr. Ambedkar, why we have Gandhi on Indian currency? What was Gandhi’s contribution towards RBI and Indian Economy?

Dalits Demand – Gandhi’s contribution towards India is nothing. He didn’t contribute anything towards RBI’s formation, neither he made any contribution to Indian Economy. So, Dalits demand that Gandhi’s image be replaced by Babasaheb Ambedkar who contributed towards India immensely.

Read AlsoDr. Ambedkar on Indian Currency and RBI

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Dalits Ask – Will RSS, BJP & Congress burn the Manusmriti to follow Dr. Ambedkar’s footsteps?

Dalits Demand – NO, their respect for Dr. Ambedkar is nothing but deception. They are playing with the feelings of Dalits and are misguiding them Dalits demand and ask them to keep their hands off Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar and Dalit History.

Dalits Ask, Dalits Demand

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कांशीराम: राजनीति का बेमिसाल रसायनशास्त्री


भारतीय राजनीति में ऐसा पहले कभी नहीं हुआ. और दूसरी बार ऐसा कब होगा, यह सवाल भविष्य के गर्भ में है. लगभग 50 साल की उम्र में एक व्यक्ति, वर्ष 1984 में एक पार्टी का गठन करता है. और देखते ही देखते देश के सबसे बड़े राज्य उत्तर प्रदेश, जहां से लोकसभा की 85 सीटें थीं, में इस पार्टी की मुख्यमंत्री शपथ लेती है. यह पार्टी पहले राष्ट्रीय पार्टी और फिर वोट प्रतिशत के हिसाब से देश की तीसरी सबसे बड़ी पार्टी बन जाती है. और जिस व्यक्ति ने इस पार्टी का गठन किया, वह बेहद साधारण परिवार से संबंधित था. उस समुदाय से, जिसे पढ़ने-लिखने का हक नहीं था और जिन्हें छूने की शास्त्रों में मनाही है. यह चमत्कार कितना बड़ा है, इसे समझने के लिए बीजेपी (जनसंघ) और कांग्रेस जैसी मुकाबले की दूसरी पार्टियों को देखें, जिनकी लंबी-चौड़ी विरासत है और जिन्हें समाज के समृद्ध और समर्थ लोगों का साथ मिला.

सरकारी कर्मचारी पद से इस्तीफा दे चुके इस व्यक्ति के पास संसाधन के नाम पर कुछ भी नहीं था. न कोई कॉर्पोरेट समर्थन, न कोई और ताकत, न मीडिया, न कोई मजबूत विरासत. सिर्फ विचारों की ताकत, संगठन क्षमता और विचारों को वास्तविकता में बदलने की जिद के दम पर इस व्यक्ति ने दो दशक से भी ज्यादा समय तक भारतीय राजनीति को कई बार निर्णायक रूप से प्रभावित किया. दुनिया उन्हें कांशीराम के नाम से जानती है. समर्थक उन्हें मान्यवर नाम से पुकारते थे.

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कांशीराम ने जब अपनी सामाजिक-राजनीतिक यात्रा शुरू की, तो उनके पास पूंजी के तौर पर सिर्फ एक विचार था. यह विचार भारत को सही मायने में सामाजिक लोकतंत्र बनाने का विचार था, जिसमें अधिकतम लोगों की राजकाज में अधिकतम भागीदारी का सपना सन्निहित था. कांशीराम अपने भाषणों में लगातार बताते थे कि वे मुख्य रूप से संविधान ड्राफ्टिंग कमेटी के चेयरमैन बाबा साहब भीमराव आंबेडकर और उनके साथ क्रांतिकारी विचारक ज्योतिराव फुले के विचारों से प्रभावित रहे. 1980 में लखनऊ में एक सभा में उन्होंने कहा था कि “अगर इस देश में फुले पैदा न होते, तो बाबा साहब को अपना कार्य आरंभ करने में बहुत कठिनाई होती.” कांशीराम ने बहुजन का विचार भी फुले की ‘शुद्रादिअतिशूद्र’ (ओबीसी और एससी) की अवधारणा का विस्तार करके ही हासिल किया. कांशीराम के बहुजन का अर्थ देश की तमाम वंचित जातियां और अल्पसंख्यक हैं, जिनका आबादी में 85% का हिस्सा है. कांशीराम मानते थे देश की इस विशाल आबादी को राजकाज अपने हाथ में लेना चाहिए. इसे वे सामाजिक लोकतंत्र की स्थापना और देश के विकास के लिए अनिवार्य मानते थे. इसके लिए वे सामाजिक वंचितों के आर्थिक सबलीकरण के भी प्रबल पक्षधर रहे.

इस विचार को मूर्त रूप देने के लिए कांशीराम ने अपना ध्यान सबसे पहले इन जातियों के सरकारी कर्मचारियों पर केंद्रित किया. वे मानते थे कि ये लोग राजनीतिक गतिविधियों में बेशक हिस्सा नहीं ले सकते. लेकिन बुद्धिजीवी होने के कारण, समाज को बौद्धिक नेतृत्व और आर्थिक संबल देने में यह तबका सक्षम है. आजादी के बाद से आरक्षण लागू होने के कारण उस समय तक मोटे अनुमान के मुताबिक इन जातियों के 20 लाख से ज्यादा सरकारी कर्मचारी थी. कांशीराम ने 1978 में सरकारी कर्मचारियों का संगठन बामसेफ यानी बैकवर्ड (एससी/एसटी/ओबीसी) एंड मायनॉरिटी कम्युनिटीज इंप्लाइज फेडरेशन का गठन किया और देखते ही देखते लाखों लोग इससे जुड़ गए. कांशीराम ने कर्मचारियों को ‘पे बैक टू सोसायटी’ की अवधारणा से अवगत कराया. इसकी वजह से उन्हें हजारों समर्पित कार्यकर्ता मिले और संगठन चलाने के लिए धन भी.

बामसेफ ने 1980 में एक महत्वपूर्ण कार्यक्रम के तहत 9 राज्यों के 34 स्थानों पर चलता-फिरता आंबेडकर मेला सफलतापूर्व आयोजित कर स्थापित कर दिया कि कांशीराम जो सपना देख रहे हैं, उसे आगे बढ़ाने का रास्ता खुल चुका है. इसके बाद पहले राजनीतिक संगठन के रूप में कांशीराम 1981 में डीएस-4 यानी दलित शोषित समाज संघर्ष समिति का गठन करते हैं और 1984 में बीएसपी यानी बहुजन समाज पार्टी की स्थापना होती है. कांशीराम के सबसे महत्वपूर्ण राजनीतिक अभियानों में उनकी 3000 किलोमीटर की साइकिल यात्रा उल्लेखनीय है, जिस दौरान वे हजारों लोगों से सीधे मिले और लाखों लोगों तक अपनी बात पहुंचाई. इसके बाद कांशीराम के 2004 में सेहत खराब होने तक तक बीएसपी जो राजनीतिक सफर तय करती है, वह समकालीन इतिहास का महत्वपूर्ण अध्याय है.

बाबासाहब की तरह कांशीराम भी बौद्ध धर्म स्वीकार करना चाहते थे. इसके लिए उन्होंने 2006 में अक्टूबर महीने की तारीख भी तय कर ली थी. लेकिन इससे पहले उनका स्वास्थ्य लगातार बिगड़ता चला गया और 9 अक्टूबर, 2006 को उनका निधन हो गया. उनका शवदाह बौद्ध विधि से दिल्ली में हुआ.

कांशीराम की राजनीतिक विरासत पर विचार करते हुए इस बात का ध्यान रखा जाना चाहिए कि वे भारतीय राजनीति के पहले शख्स हैं, जिन्होंने दलितों को शासक बनने का न सिर्फ सपना दिखाय़ा, बल्कि उसे साकार करने का रास्ता भी बताया. राजनीतिक उद्देश्यों के लिए साधन की पवित्रता के हिमायती वे कभी नहीं रहे. राजनीतिक समझौतों की सवारी करते हुए अपनी विचारधारा की राजनीति को लगातार नई ऊंचाइयों तक ले जाते रहे. उन्होंने पवित्रतावाद की जगह, अवसर को सिद्धांत में तब्दील कर दिया. बीएसपी की सफलता का अंदाजा इसी बात से लगाया जा सकता है कि एक समय में देश का हर सोलहवां वोटर इस पार्टी के हाथी निशान पर बटन दबा रहा था. अपनी राजनीति को कामयाबी तक पहुंचाने की दिशा में कांशीराम को मिली सफलताओ ने उनके व्यक्तित्व को वह चमक दी, जिसकी कोई भी राजनेता सिर्फ कामना ही कर सकता है.

– दिलीप मंडल

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Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Jayanti Celebration at Wolverhampton (United Kingdom)


Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Dr. Ambedkar Memorial Committee of Great Britain is celebrating the 124th Birth anniversary of Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar from 11th to 19th April, 2015 at Wolverhampton. Please join this function and enjoy intellectual talks, lunch or songs from famous singers.

There will be screening of movie on the life of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar on 17th April, book (on Dr. Ambedkar) launch on 18th April. Historical things related to Dr. B. R. Ambedkar will also be displayed at the Wolverhampton Art Gallery from 11th to 18th April.  You can contact the committee at info@drambedkar.org.uk

Please spread the information.

Check leaflet below for more detail about the program and exact location (click on the picture to enlarge) – 

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What Birsa Munda Said


Birsa Munda

Birsa Munda

Birsa says, give up drinking rice-beer and liquor.
For this reason our land drifts away.
Drunkenness and sleep are no good.
The enemies laugh at us.
The beer distilled from fermented rice stinks.
A person’s body and spirit too decay likewise.

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Saint Tukaram Said


Saint Tukaram

Saint Tukaram

Time will submit to slavery
from illusionís bonds we’ll be free
everyone will be
powerful and prosperous –
Brahman, Ksatriya, Vaishya, Shudra
and Chandala all have rights
women, children, male and female
and even prostitutes.

– Saint Tukaram

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Dr. Ambedkar’s Historical Speech at Agra


Historical Speech by Dr. Ambedkar at Agra
Agra city has been a staunch center of Ambedkarite Movement from good old days. Dr. Ambedkar paid a last visit of his life to Agra city on 18th March 1956. During this visit, he addressed a huge public meeting, in which he said, ‘Educated People have Deceived Me’. inspired and motivated by the sense of responsibility, by taking a message in general and educated class in particular. BAMCEF has decided to launch a “Dr. Ambedkar Centenary Abhiyan” in this year of birth centenary. Under this program a chain of symposia will be conducted on the topic connected with this statement. The nation wide program will commence on 18th March 1990 from Agra itself, where Dr. Ambedkar, made this statement. We are publishing here the English translation of that historical speech of Dr. Ambedkar. The original Hindi text of the speech was made available to us by Mr. Daya Shankar of Agra.
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TO MASSES

“For the past 30 years, I’m struggling to secure political rights for you people. I have got for you reserved seats in parliament and in state assemblies. I have got for you proper provision for education of you children. Today, we can progress. It is now your duty to continue the struggle unitedly for removal of educational, economic and social inequality. For this purpose, you will have to be prepared for all sorts of sacrifices and even to shed your blood”.

TO LEADERS

“If someone invites you in his place, you may go willingly. But you must not go there by putting your own hut on fire. If that king quarrels with you some day and drive you out of his place, where will you go? If you want to sell out yourselves you may do so nut not at the cost of destroying your organization. I do not have any dangers from others, but I feel danger from our own people.”

TO LANDLESS LABORERS

“I’m more worried for the landless laborers of the villages. I could not do much for them. I cannot bear their sufferings and plights. The main reasons for their sufferings is that they do not have land. Therefore they are victims of Humiliations and struggle for it. If government puts any hurdle in it I will lead these people and will also give a legal battle for them, but I shall try to secure land for the landless”

TO HIS FOLLOWERS

Very soon, I will embrace the religion of lord Buddha. It is a progressive religion. It is based on equality, liberty and fraternity. I could search this religion through efforts of many years. Now I will become Buddhist very soon. Then as an untouchable I will not be able to live with you. But as a real Buddhist I will continue to struggle for your welfare. I will not tell you to become Buddhist with me. I do not want Bund Flowers. Only those who desire to take refuge in this great religion may embrace Buddhism, so that they remain in this religion with firm convictions and observer its code of conduct.

TO BUDDHIST MONK

“Buddhism is a great religion. The founder of this religion Tathagat Buddha has propagated this religion and due to its good aspects it could reach every nook and corner of India. After its great fame, this religion become extinct in 1213 AD. There are many reasons for this. One of the reason is also that the Buddhist Monks became addicted to living luxurious and restful life. Instead of moving, they started taking rest in Vihars and indulging in writing books in praise. Now for re-establishing this religion, they will have to work hard. They will have t move door to door. We have very few monks in the society. Therefore, the common good people should also propagate the religion and perform its rights.”

TO GOVT. EMPLOYEES 

“There is some progress in education in our society. By acquiring education some people have reached to the higher positions. But these educated people have deceived me. i was hoping from them that after acquiring high education they would serve the society. But what I am seeing is that a crowd of small and big clerks has gather around, who is busy in filling their belly. Those who are employed in government services. It is their duty that they should contribute willingly 20th part of their salary to the cause. Then only one family will improve. The boy who is educating in a village the entire society has expectation from him. One educated social worker can prove a boon for them.”

TO STUDENTS AND YOUTHS

My appeal to the students is that after acquiring education, instead of doing some clerical job, he should serve his village or locality people, by which, exploitation and injustice arising out of ignorance can be stopped. your emancipation lies in the emancipation of the society.Today my position is like a big pole. Supporting a hung tent. I am worried about when this pole will not be there. I am not keeping good health. I do not know, when I will go away from you. i am not finding any young man, who will protect the interest of these crores of helpless and hopeless people. When I think that tough I am so highly educated, a Brahmin who is cleaning utensils in kitchen considers me untouchable, what will happen to the crores of my brethren? I feel that if some young men come forward, I will happily go away.In the last, I would like o tell you “Educate yourself, then Organise and be optimistic and then struggle for your rights. Only in this lies your emancipation and welfare.”

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17th March in Dalit History – Shahuji Maharaj’s Raj Tilak


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March 17, 2015 · 7:11 am