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How BJP is trying to fool Dalits over buying Dr. Ambedkar’s house in London

What proud moment? BJP is making fool out of Dalits, first they spent money that was allocated for the Dalits’ welfare on buying this house and now getting sympathy of Dalits. Vote bank politics. In Mumbai, BJP demolished Siddharth Vihar, where Dalit Panthers was formed and for many Dalits a place to discuss politics and grow, important place in Dalit history. Next, belongings of Dr. Ambedkar are in shameful condition in Nagpur, why government is not taking care of that? The condition of Dalits at the birth place of Dr. Ambedkar is really bad and Dalits are living in poverty. Just to be in limelight and gain some points all this showbazzi is done by BJP in London, don’t be fooled by such showbazzi.


I also want that if Gandhi or anyone else’s statue can be installed then Dr. Ambedkar’s should also be as he is much more deserving than Gandhi or anyone else. I fully understand that such memorials do lift the spirit of Dalits. My point is BJP is fooling Dalits and they have used money from Dalits’ welfare that was already allocated to Dalits so they don’t deserve any credit for buying home, it was already money that was supposed to be spent on Dalits.

Who else is responsible for demolishing Siddharth Vihar, for not maintaining Dr. Ambedkar memorial at Nagpur, for allocating 50% less money in national budget for Dalits’ development, for not implementing government schemes, reservation properly, for the poor condition of Dalits? Definitely not Dalits. It is responsibility of government to do justice with everyone, that’s what democracy is about. I can agree that we need to educate our community but it need to be kept in mind that resources are controlled by Brahmin-Bania ruling government. Moreover, it isn’t about blaming government, it is about whose responsibility it was to keep people in light and not to misguide. Don’t be fooled by such vote bank politics by BJP.

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Caste Based Discrimination in the UK – BBC Documentary

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Hindu Groups in United Kingdom spreading/supporting Caste Discrimination

Caste Abroad: Bringing Casteism to UK and USA


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24th September in Dalit History – Poona Pact

Poona Pact, Agreed to by Leaders of Caste-Hindus and of Dalits, at Poona on 24-9-1932

The following is the text of the agreement arrived at between leaders acting on behalf of the Depressed Classes and of the rest of the community, regarding the representation of the Depressed Classes in the legislatures and certain other matters affecting their welfare

1. There shall be seats reserved for the Depressed Classes out of general electorate seats in the provincial legislatures as follows: –

Madras 30; Bombay with Sind 25; Punjab 8; Bihar and Orissa 18; Central Provinces 20; Assam 7; Bengal 30; United Provinces 20. Total 148. These figures are based on the Prime Minister’s (British) decision.

2. Election to these seats shall be by joint electorates subject, however, to the following procedure –

All members of the Depressed Classes registered in the general elec- toral roll of a constituency will form an electoral college which will elect a panel of tour candidates belonging to the Deparessed Classes for each of such reserved seats by the method of the single vote and four persons getting the highest number of votes in such primary elections shall be the candidates for election by the general electorate.

3. The representation of the Depressed Classes in the Central Legislature shall likewise be on the principle of joint electorates and reserved seats by the method of primary election in the manner provided for in clause above for their representation in the provincial legislatures.

Dr. Ambedkar at the Round Table Conference

Dr. Ambedkar at the Round Table Conference


4. In the Central Legislature 18 per cent of the seats allotted to the general electorate for British India in the said legislature shall he reserved for the Depressed Classes.

5. The system of primary election to a panel of candidates for election to the Central and Provincial Legislatures as i herein-before mentioned shall come to an end after the first ten years, unless terminated sooner by mutual agreement under the provision of clause 6 below.

6. The system of representation of Depressed Classes by reserved seats in the Provincial and Central Legislatures as provided for in clauses (1) and (4) shall continue until determined otherwise by mutual agreement between the communities concerned in this settlement.

7. The Franchise for the Central and Provincial Legislatures of the Depressed Classes shall be as indicated, in the Lothian Committee Report.

8. There shall be no disabilities attached to any one on the ground of his being a member of the Depressed Classes in regard to any election to local bodies or appointment to the public services. Every endeavour shall be made to secure a fair representation of the Depressed Classes in these respects, subject to such educational qualifications as may be laid down for appointment to the Public Services.

(Adult franchise but reservation has been provided for Dalits on population basis, till 1960),

9. In every province out of the educational grant an adequate sum shall be ear-marked for providing educational facilities to the members of Depressed Classes,

Source – Ambedkar.org

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15 books every Dalit must read

Books written by Baba Saheb Ambedkar are must read for every Dalit-Bahujan. You can download those books from here. Apart from these books, here is the list of few more books, which every Dalit must read.

1. Kanshiram – Leader of the Dalits (English) by Narayan Badri

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2. Behenji : A Political Biography of Mayawati (English) by Ajoy Bose

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3. Why I am not a Hindu (English) by Kancha Ilaiah

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4. Buffalo Nationalism (English) by Kancha Ilaiah

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5. Ambedkar : Towards an Enlightened India (English) by Gail Omvedt

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6. Dr Ambedkar And Untouchability : Analysing And Fighting Caste(English) by Christophe Jaffrelot

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7. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar (English) by Dhananjay Kheer

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8. The Essential Writings of B. R. Ambedkar (English) by Rodrigues Valerian 

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9. Understanding Caste: From Buddha to Ambedkar and Beyond(English) by Gail Omvedt

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10. Dalit Visions (English) by  Gail Omvedt

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11. Buddhism in India Challenging : Brahmanism and Caste : Challenging Brahmanism and Caste (English) by  Gail Omvedt

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12. Ambedkar : Awakening Indias Social Conscience (English) by Narendra Jadhav

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13. India’s Silent Revolution (English) by Christophe Jaffrelot

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14. Defying the Odds : The Rise of Dalit Entrepreneurs (English) by Chandra Bhan Prasad ,Devesh Kapur , D. Shyam Babu

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15. Civility Against Caste : Dalit Politics and Citizenship in Western India(English) by Christophe Jaffrelot

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Dr. Ambedkar

Dr. Ambedkar

Do you have any other good book in mind? Please let us know in the comments.


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20th March in Dalit History – Mahad Satyagraha

Mahad Satyagraha was a satyagraha led by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar on 20 March 1927 to allow untouchables to use water in a public tank in Mahad (currently in Kolba district), Maharasthra, India. The day (20 March) observed as Social Empowerment day in India.


Eighty eight years ago, on March 20, 1927, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar led the Mahad satyagraha – for drinking water from the Cavdar tank at Mahad.  This was the “foundational struggle” of the dalit movement, a movement for water – and for caste annihilation.

In his statement at the time, Dr. Ambedkar put the movement in the broadest possible context.  Why do we fight, he asked.  It is not simply for drinking water; drinking the water will not give us very much.  It is not even a matter of only of our human rights, though we fight to establish the right to drink water.  But our goal is no less than that of the French Revolution.  This was fought for the reconstruction of society, for the eradication of the old society based on feudal inequality and the establishment of a new society based on liberty, equality and fraternity.  Similarly, we want to end the old inhuman caste society based on inequality and reconstruct the world, reconstruct society on the basis of liberty, equality and fraternity.  This is our goal!

And so dalits went to drink the water at Mahad.  They were met with ferocious repression: at attack by caste Hindus followed.  The dalits retreated, came back several months later on December 25 for a renewed struggle, and since the collector had given an injunction against any further  attempt, Ambedkar decided to honor this and instead burned the Manusmriti.  A fitting climax to the first battle of dalit liberation! (Source – Gail Omvedt’s Blog)

Flyer published before Mahad Satyagraha in 1927

Flyer published before Mahad Satyagraha in 1927

mahad chavdar tal satyagrah-dr bhimrao ramji ambedkar


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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

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



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