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On 17th January Rohith Vemula, a Dalit student from the University of Hyderabad was forced to commit suicide by University administrations.
In the memory of Rohith Vemula, an event is being organized at the University of Hyderabad by his friends and family members where Radhika Vemula, mother of Rohith, Jaan Mohammad, brother of Akhlaq and survivors of Una Dalit Atrocity will be present on 17th January 16, 2017 at 15:30hrs
Rohith Vemula’s mother appeals everyone to join it.
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So since when Dalits were allowed to worship Tulsi?
I come from Punjab of Brahmin India and remember my father telling me that Brahmins never liked that Dalits grow Tulsi plant at their homes, let alone worship. Why? Because it is believed Tulsi plant has some medicinal powers and Brahmins never wanted that Dalits take benefit of that. We always had that plant at our home.
I remember father telling me stories of how lower castes were beaten for just having Tulsi plant at home. I don’t know the situation of rest of the India but I can say with some certainty that Brahmins used to say Tulsi plant is ‘Brahmini’ (female Brahmin) and it should not be at Dalit homes and Brahmins of Punjab usually used to organise ‘marriage of Tulsi plant’. I believe our older generation can shed more light on this.
I also remember someone asking my father that you have Tulsi plant at home when you are organising its marriage? My father have the sense of humour and said I will let it die alone!
In 2 decades or so from Tulsi plant being ‘Brahmini’, it has become a topic of Tulsi Poojan Diwas and Brahmins of India are asking Dalit-Bahujans to worship it. All this makes many things, even more, clearer to me that how Brahmins installed 33 crore Brahmin devi-devtas and how to Brahmins change so that they can fool Dalit-Bahujans. From Good Governance Day to Tulsi Poojan Diwas, anything and everything to fool us!
By – Prachand alias Pasala Subbaramaiah (Retd. Scientist, DRDO)
1. Babasaheb Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar meant to me a call ( educate, agitate, organise) to capture political power (which is the master key for the solution to all problems.)
2. Going back in the time scale, He meant to me as the unseen Commander- In- Chief of Mahar Regiment, who defeated a regime in January 1818 at Bhima Koregaon that enforced a broom to the waist, a pot to the mouth and a bell in the hand to the untouchables, after which they- the untouchables raised their heads and lived in dignity.
3. He meant to me the Warrior who shattered the shackles of inequality, bondage and cruelty by walking along with thousands of this people- men, women and children- to the Chowdar tank at Mahad in March 1927 and then thereafter made the public bonfire of Manu Smriti in the same year at the same place on 25th December.
4. He meant to me a Crusader who lead his people to assert their human rights in 1930 at Kalaram temple, Nashik.
5. He meant to me a fighter, an orator and a debater at Round Table Conferences in London during 1930-32 and won the Communal Award with separate Electorates to capture the political power/to become an equal partner in political power. But alas! With a heavy, heavy heart of anguish a Saviour at Yerwada jail on 24th September 1932.
6. He meant to me the founder of own political party for the people the IPL in August 1936 and won 15 members of Legislative Council in Bombay Province of the British India in Feb 1937 as the undisputed leader of 96% of the Indian people- the SC, ST, BC, Shudras, women and the toiling masses of other castes and communities- the Bahujan Samaj.
7. He meant to me a Victor in 1942 to get sanction for separate Settlements for His people for the ownership of the lands where they tilled.
8. And having failed in Separate Electorates and Separate Settlements for His people who feed and protect and provide all the necessities of life of all living beings in the nature- and the recon, He meant to me. Ultimately as the Resurrector of the Indian Nation- the people of India that is Bharat the Republic of India on the 28th Nov 1949 when He presented the Constitution which we, the people of India enacted and adopted. 9. And finally He meant to me Bodhisatta Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar when He gave the Buddha Dhamma at Nagpur Deeksha Bhumi on 14 Oct 1956 for the peace and happiness of the world- Bahujan
9. And finally, He meant to me Bodhisatta Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar when He gave the Buddha Dhamma at Nagpur Deeksha Bhumi on 14 Oct 1956 for the peace and happiness of the world- Bahujan Sukhaya, Bahujan Hitaya , Bahujan Attaya. 10. And on this Mahaparinirvana on 6th Dec 1956, He meant to me as a Champion of Human Rights: Social, Economic, Political, Cultural. Who left for his people- the Bahujan Samaj a bunch of
10. And on the Mahaparinirvana on 6th Dec 1956, He meant to me as a Champion of Human Rights: Social, Economic, Political, Cultural. Who left for his people- the Bahujan Samaj a bunch of tristed and powerful lieutenants to cleanse the ills and evils and Save this Nation- India that is Bharat. And then, I see Him in the clouds picking up Manyawar Kanshi Ram as His political successor and thereafter Behanji Mayawati as His heir.
JAI BAHUJAN SAMAJ
JAI BAHUJAN SAMAJ PARTY
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Rich tributes were paid to Dr Ambedkar on his 60th Mahaparinirvana Day (Death Anniversary) by the FABO UK members. the day started11am from India House, Indian High Commission where a short meeting was held to pay homage to Dr Ambedkar. Acting High commissioner, Mr Dinesh Patnaik garlanded the bust of Dr Ambedkar and gave an inspiring speech to remember Dr Ambedkar’s contribution to the nation. After the close of this function, everybody proceeded for a peace walk to the Ambedkar Museum, 10 King Henry’s Road, London where Babasaheb stayed during his studies in 1921-22. On the way to this house, the caravan stopped at London School of Economics and garlanded the bust of Babasaheb. At the Ambedkar Museum, various people paid tributes to Dr Ambedkar.
The highlight of the day was unveiling of Dr Ambedkar’s portrait at Gray’s Inn where he was called to the bar in 1922 and completed his Bar at-Law degree. Gray’s Inn is a premier institution of law in the World where Dr Ambedkar is honored by displaying unveiling his portrait. This project was commissioned by the Government of India and the artist, Hazel Morgan was entrusted to make the portrait. It is a matter of pride for all of us that Dr Ambedkar is the only Indian who found a place in the room. Rest are all British.
– By Arun Kumar
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