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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.

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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.

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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.

Kanshi Ram Ji

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

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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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The Chamcha Age – by Saheb Kanshi Ram


“The Chamcha Age (An Era of Stooges)” was written by Kanshi Ram, and published by him on 24th Sept. 1982 on the occasion of 50th anniversary of Poona Pact. It is dedicated to Mahatma Jyotirao Phule, “whose initiation of cultural revolt in colonial India, later taken up by Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, Periyar E.V.Ramaswamy and many other rebellious spirits brought us to this level where we are thinking, planning and struggling to put an end to the ‘Chamcha Age’ and usher in ‘Bright Age’ for the Shudras and the Ati-Shudras.”

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In preface he says Chamcha Age started from the Poona Pact giving Joint Electorates instead of Separate Electorates. The purpose of book is to make Dalit Soshit Samaj of the existence of Chamchas or stooges, and to awaken masses how to differentiate between genuine and counterfeit leadership.

Kanshiram ji's cycle march

The book is divided into 4 parts and 17 chapters. The first two parts give information about past struggles, part III depicts present situation and part IV suggests ways and means of future struggle.

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A Chamcha is an indigenous word for a stooge, or a tool, or an agent, who is operated by others for their own benefit. Gandhiji felt necessity of Chamchas from 1939-32 onwards. A Chamcha is created to oppose the real fighter, the genuine leader. While Dr. Ambedkar was taking the untouchables of India from Dark Age to Bright Age, they slipped aside into Chamcha Age. Gandhiji preferred two Chamchas through joint electorate against one real representative through separate electorate.

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Part IV of the Book is titled “The Way Out”, has 6 Chapters: It mostly outlines the struggle that is necessary to fight Brahmanism. It has not only historical importance to understand Kanshiram’s struggle, but also can enlighten us what is to be done in future. It describes Dr. Ambedkar’s concept of Educate, Agitate, Organise. Separate Settlements, Denunciation of Poona pact, and also his three attempts to make the movement broad based, giving the excerpts from Baba Saheb’s famous speech at S.C.Conference at Lucknow on 25.4.1948. Below reproduced is the entire Part IV, which is the main Part, for future guidance. Hope it serves some useful purpose for those who are rather nonconversant with Kanshiram’s philosophy.

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AMBEDKAR’S EFFORTS

Ambedkar could anticipate
“Things will be much worse under the system of joint electorates and reserved seats which will hereafter become operative under the terms of the Poona Pact. This is no more speculation. The last election (1946) has conclusively proved that the Scheduled Castes can be completely disfranchised in a joint electorate.” [Dr.B.R. Ambedkar.]

The joint electorate is from the point of the Hindus to use a familiar phrase a “rotten borough” in which the Hindus get the right to nominate an untouchable to set nominally as a representative of the untouchable but really as a tool of the Hindu.” [Dr.B.R.Ambedkar.]

From the above two quotations, it is abundantly clear that Baba Saheb Ambedkar could clearly anticipate the outcome of the Poona Pact. Being a constitutional expert and a democrat, he could well imagine the fact of the disfranchised people in a democracy based on adult franchise. He could also anticipate4e the fate of the people whose representatives were not real representatives, but mere tools in the hand of their age-old enemies. It was the helplessness of his people at that time that forced him to sign the Poona-Pact under the coercive effects of Gandhiji’s fast. At that time, he must have thought of the times when the depressed classes would be less helpless to take up the challenge and fight for their due. At any rate, he was there with us for 24 years to fight the evil efforts of the Chamcha age.

Educate ! Agitate !! Organise !!!

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1st Global Conference on Defending Dalit Rights at Washington, DC (USA)


Dalit Global Conference on Defending Dalit Rights – March 19-21, 2015 – Trinity Washington University in NE Washington, DC (USA).  Several notable activists and thought leaders in the realm of human rights, including Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and Dr. Cornel West, are declaring solidarity with Dalits, and helping bring greater attention to their plight by participating with the conference and call-to-action event planned for Saturday, March 21 at 12noon in front of the White House.

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PRESS RELEASE: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/03/prweb12560019.htm

REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/1yfIdad

DONATE HERE: http://www.gofundme.com/DalitGlobalConfere

Presented by International Commission for Dalit Rights and Global Conference Organizing Committee

http://www.ICDRINTL.org/

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