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Dr. Ambedkar’s portrait at Gray’s Inn, London, only Indian who found a place there!

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.

Dr. Ambedkar in London

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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Dr. Ambedkar in Belgium – Belgium’s Oldest University KU Leuven Honours Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

BRUSSELS:  Belgium’s most prestigious and oldest university, KU Leuven (KUL) marked India’s Constitution Day as an honour to BR Ambedkar with a big audience of international relations and law students on federalism in India.

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The event took place on Friday in Aula Pieter de Somer, the largest lecture hall of the university and was attended by more than 300 students and faculty of KUL.

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Professor Idesbald Goddeeris, who runs the India programme at KU Leuven, organised the event.

A panel discussion compared the Indian Constitution with the Belgian Constitution.

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MS Vishnu Sankar, lawyer in the Supreme Court of India, spoke on the concept of federalism as enshrined in the Constitution of India.

Indian Ambassador Manjeev Singh Puri delivered the opening address while a visiting Indian professor, Rajendra Jain, provided an European Union (EU) perspective.

The Constitution of India was adopted on November 26, 1949, before it came into force on January 26, 1950.

Source – NDTV

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UK Dalits Condemn The Inauguration Of Dr Ambedkar House By Narendra Modi

Press Release: CasteWatchUK

Date: 14 November 2015

CasteWatchUK abhors Narendra Modi’s unveiling of statue of great Dalit icon Dr Ambedkar as cheap political posturing

Dalits (former untouchables) are the most marginalised groups in India who face daily atrocities at the hands of upper-caste Hindus. Number of atrocities have increased since the BJP came into power. According to statistics compiled by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), crimes against Dalits rose to 47,064 in 2014 from 39,408 in 2013. In 2012 there were 33,655 crimes against Dalits, about the same as in 2011 of arson, murder and rape. The rate of such crimes against Dalits surpass the national average in many states.

CasteWatchUK condemns the cynical exploitation of this reality by Narendra Modi who today is unveiling statue of the great Dalit Icon Dr B.R.Ambedkar. This is seen as a ploy to garner support of Dalits numbering over 260 million people.

The BJP is the political arm of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) an openly Hindu supremacist organisation. The RSS also operates in the UK through its overseas wing the Hindu Swayamsevak Samaj (HSS) which is currently being investigated by the Charity Commission for hate speech against Christians and Muslims. The HSS however continues to operate along with other Hindutva organisations in the UK, who continue to oppose UK Equality legislation which aims to outlaw caste-based discrimination in Britain. This law is essential because the virus of caste has travelled to the UK and many Dalits face caste discrimination as highlighted by the UK Government’s own research. The UK based campaign for Equality led to the enactment of Equality Act 2010 , section 9(5) mandating the Minister of crown to prohibit caste-based discrimination. However, the UK Hindutva forces along with upper-caste Sikh leaders continue to campaign against the law’s implementation.

CasteWatchUK inspired by the teachings of the great Dalit icon Dr B.R.Ambedkar who championed Rights of the Dalits find it abhorrent that his memory is being used as a political tool by the Indian Prime Minister to try and confuse Dalits who are asserting their human rights in India and are also asserting the demand for equality in the UK.

At the Tory Party Conference this year, David Cameron declared that the Conservative Party wants to end discrimination and bring real equality in UK today ! Why then, we ask, is his government still dragging its feet and not implementing the provisions of section 9(5) of the Equality Act to prohibit Caste discrimination in UK. If David Cameron wants to bring an end to discrimination he should stop pandering to the upper-caste Hindu lobby, which is led by the HSS (the overseas wing of the paramilitary and fascist RSS). CasteWatchUK demands that David Cameron live up to his commitment to Equality and implement provision on section 9(5) of the Equality Act and stop pandering to the Hindu Fascist lobby. We are unhappy with David Cameron’s invitation to Narendra Modi and his support for the Indian Prime Minister’s outrageous act of hypocrisy in unveiling the statue of Dalit icon and great Indian leader Dr B.R.Ambedkar.

CasteWatchUK represents over 200,000 Dalit people who have made Britain their home.

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Press Release: Dr Ambedkar Memorial Committee of Great Britain

14 November 2015

Narendra Modi’s inauguration of Dr Ambedkar House in London is a an example of his continuing cynical political posturing

The Dr Ambedkar Memorial Committee of Great Britain (DAMC) views the inauguration of Ambedkar House, London by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with utter aboherence.

Mr Tarsem Kaul, President of the Committee said: ‘It is the height of hypocrisy that Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi, is inaugurating Ambedkar House. Modi is a long-term organiser of the Hindu Supremacist paramilitary organisation, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) which models itself on the Nazi party, stands for upper caste Hindu power, and is a bye-word for attacks on Dalits and other oppressed castes’.

Dr Ambedkar stood for democracy, secularism , equality and justice and gave Indians a powerful constitution enshrining fundamental rights for its citizens. Narendra Modi’s party the BJP, and its sister organisations like the RSS are constantly infringing this constitution with their attacks on Dalit and minority rights .

The continuing escalation of atrocities on Dalits should be a cause for shame but Prime Minister Modi adopts silence instead of condemnation, and this has become his hallmark. The Dalits and oppressed castes in Bihar have seen through his cynical attempts to divide and rule and have decisively rejected him. This is why he is now attempting to save face and salvage his image with Dalits. This is not likely to happen since all we have seen from his party is anti-Dalit violence and certainly no Dalit-friendly development policies.

Dalits continue to live in extreme poverty, social degradation, deprivation and remain victims of caste violence, This was the case at the time of Dr Ambedkar and is the case in present times. Nothing much has changed in this respect. Dr Ambedkar lived and died for the cause of Dalits.

The Ambedkar Memorial Committee GB established in 1969 is the largest Ambedkarite organisation promoting the ideology and philosophy of Ambedkar in Britain and is not affiliated to the much smaller Federation of Ambedkarite and Buddhist Organisations (FABO) which has decided to associate Narendra Modi for reasons which have not been made clear to the Ambedkarite communities in UK.


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Babasaheb with Dalit students pursuing higher education in UK

Interesting picture of Babasaheb with Dalit students pursuing higher education in UK. Can you recognize anyone?


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How The London School of Economics and Political Science Remembered Dr. Ambedkar

The London School of Economics and Political Science remembered Dr. Ambedkar on his 124th birth anniversary. LSE said, “Google’s doodle today celebrates 124th birthday of LSE alumnus Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar, one of the leading figures in the Indian freedom movement and the founder of India’s Constitution. Popularly known as Babasaheb, Dr Ambedkar was a graduate student at LSE in the early 1920s.”

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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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