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[Video] Jai Bhim: What does it mean?


Watch a short video and know what Jai Bhim means to different people. What it means to you? Let us know in the comments after watching the video.

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5th June in Dalit History – Dr. Ambedkar conferred with honorary degree of Doctor of Laws by Columbia University


2nd June 1915: Dr. Ambedkar passed M.A. examination from Columbia University

Dr. Ambedkar passed M.A. examination from Columbia University (New York) with major in economics. The other subjects were sociology, history, philosophy, anthropology and politics.

Dr. Ambedkar

Dr. Ambedkar

5 June 1952: Dr. Ambedkar conferred with honorary degree of Doctor of Laws by Columbia University.

Dr. Ambedkar was was to have received the degree at the hands of General Eisenhower, who was then President of the University. But due to cabinet responsibilities and later electioneering the General would not make the trip.

Check out – LL.D. Degree Certificate of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar from Columbia University

Earlier on night of 31 May, Dr. Ambedkar was felicitated at a dinner party at the Cricket Club of India, Bombay (presently Mumbai), by Dr. V.S. Patankar, Principal and K.V. Chitre, Registrar of the Siddharth College. Dr. Ambedkar left Bombay for New York by a T.W.A. flight on 1 June. A large gathering of his followers and admirers gave him a send-off at the Santa Cruz airport. On 5 June, the convocation was held. Columbia University conferred on six persons the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws. While awarding him an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws, at its 198th commencement exercises. The University hailed Dr. Ambedkar “as a framer of the constitution, member of the cabinet and of the council of states, one of India’s leading citizens, a great social reformer and a valiant upholder of human rights”. He received the degree before a large crowd assembled to watch 6,848 graduates of Columbia’s 17 schools and colleges receiving their degrees.

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4th June, birth anniversary of Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV, Bahujan King of Mysore


4th June, birth anniversary of Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV, Bahujan King of Mysore.

Under his rule, he worked for the upliftment of the weaker society –

  • Formation of Mysore Social Progress Association in 1915 to empower weaker section of society.
  • Banning child marriage (girls bellow age 8).
  • First Indian state to enfranchise women (1923).
  • Effort to eradicate un-touchability
    – starting separate school for un-touchable
    – sponsoring scholarship for un-touchable
    – put an effort to give entrance to untouchables to temple at Gunja Narasimhaswamy at T.Narasipura and permission to use public wells and tank
    – Gave land near Ashokapuram in Mysore so that they can earn their livings by growing betel nut leaves (named Mysore Chigurele)
  • Kadhara Sahakara Sangha in 1925 Tagdhur which helped villagers to earn livings
  • Implementation of Reservation Policy for Backward and Depressed class
  • Special importance for girl education and scholarship for widowed girl

Apart from all this he opened many schools and colleges and provided reservation to non-brahmins backward classes including Muslims.

Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV

Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV

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They tried to bury us but they didn’t know we were seeds!


After the ban on Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle IIT Madras, many other such study circles have come up at various colleges such as IIT Mumbai, TISS Bombay, IIT Delhi, JNU Delhi, and Jadavpur University.

You can’t suppress our voices!

Ambedkar Periyar Study  Circle

Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle

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What Brahmin Merit? In Punjab, with 98.92% marks, a Dalit girl secured 2nd position in class 10th!


Few weeks back, I wrote on What Merit? In Punjab, Class 12th, Dalit Girl got 7th position and a Muslim Girl became topper. Now, here is another on the same lines, Punjab School Education Board announced results for class 10th few days back. This time also, a Dalit girl named Nancy Bhadiyar, a student of Government Senior Secondary School, Ghagwal, Hoshiarpur, secured second position with 98.92 per cent marks. It is a remarkable achievement and I congratulate her on her success.

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When toppers are from Dalit-Bahujan communities, what merit so called Brahmins and upper castes talk about all the time? Few years back, V. T. Rajshekar had said,

“all ruling classes built” a theory by suited to their needs and try to give a ‘scientific’ backing to it. Merit and efficiency is a pure Aryan invention, aimed at maintaining their monopoly”.

Check also – How Brahmins are enjoying reservation since ages – The History of Reservation in India.

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In New Jersey City, USA – Dr. B. R. Ambedkar avenue, road named after Dr. Ambedkar [Photos]


The following photos are of the road named after Dr. Ambedkar in New Jersey City, USA. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar avenue on Tonnele and Pavonia intersection. Perhaps this is the first road outside India that is named after Dr. Ambedkar.

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Dr. B. R. Ambedkar avenue on Tonnele and Pavonia intersection, New Jersey City, USA

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Dr. B. R. Ambedkar avenue on Tonnele and Pavonia intersection, New Jersey City, USA

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar avenue on Tonnele and Pavonia intersection, New Jersey City, USA

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar avenue on Tonnele and Pavonia intersection, New Jersey City, USA

[Google Map] Dr. B. R. Ambedkar avenue on Tonnele and Pavonia intersection, New Jersey City, USA

[Google Map] Dr. B. R. Ambedkar avenue on Tonnele and Pavonia intersection, New Jersey City, USA

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar avenue on Tonnele and Pavonia intersection, New Jersey City, USA

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar avenue on Tonnele and Pavonia intersection, New Jersey City, USA

Photos Credit – Sanghapali Aruna Lohitakshi

 

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In Bedford, UK – The first road outside India named after Shri Guru Ravidass Ji


This is perhaps the first road outside India named after Shri Guru Ravidass Ji. This road is leading to Shri Guru Ravidass Bhavan (worshiping place) in Bedford, UK. The dispute between the Guru Ravidass Community Center and the local council was resolved last week. Congratulations to the community leaders who successfully campaigned for the ownership of the road.

Check also – I, Ravidas, proclaim all Vedas are worthless

Guru Ravi Dass Lane, Bedford, UK

Guru Ravi Dass Lane, Bedford, UK

Guru Ravi Dass Lane, Bedford, UK

Guru Ravi Dass Lane, Bedford, UK

Guru Ravidas Lane, Bedford, UK (Google Maps)

Guru Ravidas Lane, Bedford, UK (Google Maps)

Photos credit and the news from Bedfordshire On Sunday 

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In BJP ruled Rajasthan – Jats crush 3 Dalits under tractors!


Another horrifying crime on Dalits was committed by upper caste Jats in Rajasthan where Jats did crush 3 Dalits under tractors and injured a dozen others. Upper castes people also molested Dalit women, did beat them and made them naked. This is such a horrible crime but no accuse has been arrested yet. Is this Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas definition of BJP? Crimes against Dalits are on rise under BJP government at center and in Rajasthan, what actions governments taking to curb these crimes? Till now BJP government has not done anything concrete to solve the problems faced by Dalits.

If we look at the statistics compiled by India’s National Crime Records Bureau, those stats indicate that every hour two Dalits are assaulted; every day three Dalit women are raped, two Dalits are murdered, and two Dalit homes are torched. These figures are not true representative of number of crimes done against Dalits as many a times police officials support upper castes people and they don’t register the case.  So many crimes go unreported. Hence, actual number of atrocities done on Dalits are much higher.

We must speak against all the crimes committed against Dalits.

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In BJP ruled Rajasthan – Jats crush 3 Dalits under tractors!

Read the complete news on TOI.

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