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Dalits reject Hinduism, Manusmriti burnt at many places on 25th December


Following the path shown by Babasaheb Ambedkar, Dalits reject Hinduism once again and burnt Manusmriti at many places on 25th December throughout India and abroad.  Earlier we had questioned Indian PM, Mr. Modi, whether he will follow the same footsteps and burn Manusmriti as he talks a lot about Babasaheb Ambedkar or that talk is just for vote bank politics? By burning Manusmriti, Dalits once again proved victory of good over evil.  If you have any other picture of Manusmriti being burnt, send us at contact@drambedkarbooks.com and we will upload on our site. 

Read also – 25th December – Manusmruti Dahan (Burning of Manusmruti )

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Proper place of Manusmriti

Read also – 25th December – Manusmriti Dahan Diwas – Real victory of good over evil

Manusmriti burnt by Buddha Mahila Sangha, Hyderabad.

Manusmriti burnt by Buddha Mahila Sangha, Hyderabad

Read also – PM Modi speaks a lot about Babasaheb but will he burn Manusmriti?

Activists of the Dalit Hakkula Parirakshana Samiti burnt copies of Manusmriti

Activists of the Dalit Hakkula Parisakshana Samiti burnt copies of Manusmriti

Check also – [Video] Dr. Ambedkar burnt Manusmriti (Book of Inequality) in 1927

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[Video] Why Babasaheb Ambedkar burnt Manusmriti


Dr. Ambedkar burnt Manusmriti (Book of Inequality) on 25th December, 1927. Watch this video to understand why he burnt it.

[Video] Dr. Ambedkar burnt Manusmriti (Book of Inequality) in 1927

Read also – 25th December – Manusmruti Dahan (Burning of Manusmruti )

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What does Azadi mean to you?


Azadi for me is the freedom to ‪#‎EatBeef‬!

Azadi for me is not imposing ‘Hindu Rashtra’ on Indians.

Azadi for me is ban on moral police and Brahmin fanatics organisations!

Azadi for me is ‘Annihilation of Caste’.

Azadi for me is creating a nation where fellow human beings are treated equally.

Azadi for me is creating a nation where we don’t worship animals and plants but treat fellow human beings with respect and love.

Azadi for me is building a nation where Dalit kids at schools are not forced to do toilet cleaning work.

Azadi for me is building a nation where Dalit students in schools are not purified by sprinkling cow urine on them.

Azadi for me is building a nation where Dalit people are not killed just because they had same name as some upper caste people had.

Azadi for me is building a nation where Dalits don’t have to remove their shoes while passing in front of upper caste homes.

Azadi for me is building a nation where Dalit homes are separated by walls in the villages.

Azadi for me is building a nation where Dalit students’ scholarships are issued on time.

Azadi for me is building a nation where food cooked by Dalit women is accepted by so called upper caste students!

Azadi for me is building a nation where Dalit women are not paraded naked, raped and forced to commit suicide.

Azadi for me is building a nation where Dalit kids are not made to sit separately in schools.

Azadi for me is building a nation where Dalit students seats at colleges are not filled by upper castes students having fake Dalit certificates.

Azadi for me is building a nation where there are not separate barber shops for Dalits.

Azadi for me is building a nation  where caste wise columns in matrimonial pages don’t appear.

Azadi for me is building a nation where Dalits don’t have have to sip tea from separate tea cups.

Azadi for me is building a nation where Dalits don’t have to wait for years to get justice in courts and where justice is not denied.

Azadi for me is building a nation where to deliver justice, judges don’t use Manusmriti.

Azadi for me is building a nation where Dalits are not shown as degraded characters in movies.

Azadi for me is building a nation where Dalits and Muslims are not denied renting homes.

Azadi for me is building a nation where parents don’t teach their kids about their caste!

Azadi for me is building a nation where Dalit and Muslim are not kept in jails for years without any crime.

Azadi for me is building a nation where we don’t hang innocent people.

Azadi for me is building a nation where shankracharyas etc caught for the involvement in rapes, murders and killings are punished.

Azadi for me is building a nation where there are no devidasis (temple prostitutes).

Azadi for me is building a nation where Kherlanji, Badaun etc massacres don’t happened.

Azadi for me is building a nation where police don’t rape innocent girls at the police stations.

Azadi for me is building a nation where Bathani Tola, Jehanabad, Laxmanpur Bathe, Melavalavn etc massacres don’t happen.

Azadi for me is building a nation where Dalit kids are not forced to play in separate play grounds.

Azadi for me is building a nation where Dalits are not boycotted in villages.

Azadi for me is building a nation where job openings don’t come with – ‘Dalits need not to apply’.

Azadi for me is building a nation where Dalits, Muslims can buy flats in any colony and ads don’t come with – ‘only for Brahmins’.

Azadi for me is building a nation where Dalits are not killed for having a Dr. Ambedkar songs on mobile!

What does Azadi mean to you?

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On 15th August, there was just a power transfer from British people to so called upper caste Brahmins of India.

Did anything else change for Dalit-Bahujans? No. They were suffering in British rule and they are still suffering. What you think?

Freedom of mind is the real freedom. A person, whose mind is not free though he may not be in chains, is a slave, not a free man. One, whose mind is not free, though he may not be in prison, is a prisoner and not a free man. One whose mind is not free though alive, is no better than dead. Freedom of mind is the proof of one’s existence. – Dr. Ambedkar

 

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Death Penalty for Dalits and Minorities only


It is a fact that our legal system is skewed against the poor and marginalized. 94% on Death-Row are Dalits, Minorities, Backward Castes. Isn’t it shameful and discrimination?

So called upper castes use Death Penalty as A Free Pass to kill Dalits and Minorities!

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The Presidents who have rejected almost all the mercy petitions that came their way are I believe Shankar Dayal Sharma, R. Venkatraman and Pranab Mukherjee.

The Presidents who commuted almost all the petitions that came their way to life seem to be K. R. Narayanan and Pratibha Patil (and Abdul Kalam?). Dr. Kalam was against the death penalty and wanted death penalty be abolished.

The first lot are all brahmins and the second Dalit, Woman, Muslim). There is clearly a sociology lesson here! Says Shiva Shankar.

India ashamed. In the name of justice, Brahmins spinning hanging ropes for Dalits, Muslims and minorities in India. After Dr. Ambedkar burned the Manusmriti publicly 9 decades ago, Brahmin judge goes back to Manusmruti to justify Yakub’s hanging!

Brahmin Judges & Brahmin President killed justice collectively. Yakub, your death won’t go in vain, people will rise against injustice! Oh Brahmins! You can arrest, kill, hang us but you won’t be able to arrest our pens. We will write against the crimes and injustices you do.

President Pranab Mukherjee is one of the most merciless Presidents India ever had, while his predecessor Pratibha Patil who rejected only three mercy pleas and commuted the death sentence of 23 petitioners to life imprisonment was the most merciful president and angel of mercy in recent times.

Having rejected 22 out of 23 i.e. almost 97% of the mercy petitions in the 27 months in office since 25 July 2012 Mukherjee has surpassed Shankar Dayal Sharma, who rejected all 14 mercy petitions. But he still has to beat the record of R. Venkatraman (33 rejected petitions) and Zail Singh (20 rejected petitions) to be called the most ruthless among the 13 Presidents of India.

While hearing Yakub Memon’s mercy petition Justice A R Dave on Tuesday took a strong line that as he had killed 257 people in Mumbai blasts it was the duty of the state to punish him.

To reinforce his argument, Justice A R Dave recalled verses from Manusmriti, and said a King must punish the sinners or the sin will fall on him and that a ‘danda’ (stick) has to be used for those who inflict cruelty on the innocent.

Dr. Ambedkar who despite publicly burning Manusmriti on 25th December, 1927 and declaring the struggle against the unjust and inhuman laws of Manu and the Varna system to establish a society based on the principles of equality, liberty and fraternity seems to be in a danger with such supreme court judges who quote Manu while sentencing Yakub Memon.

Shame on Justice Dave for having quoting Manu in the Supreme Court of India. It depicts the regressive mindsets of the upper Caste Judges appointed in the Supreme courts`. It is highly objectionable for a Supreme Court Judge for having doing such a shameless act.

We all should get united and fight against the injustice and crimes. Believe in humanity and fight against the injustice.

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“Only whores choose their own partners”


Honouring Dalits with Blood

Once, I asked writers who had already written on the issue of a Khap Panchayats that what’s the role played by caste in the brutalities of Khap Panchayats i.e. how Dalits suffer in Khap Panchayat system?

They replied there is no such survey or measure available to check out this, Dalits are killed when they marry into another caste but in Haryana the problem is of Khap (marrying within Khap), the other replied Khap Panchayats are against modernization not against Dalit.

I wasn’t satisfied with the answers, so I tried to search and write this article explaining with brief history what led to the increase in the number of Khap Panchayats illegal decrees, fatwas against Dalits.

Khap (group of 84 villages) is a system of social administration and organization in northern India (highly influenctial in Haryana, Rajasthan and western Uttar Pradesh).

Khap Panchayats whole-sole motive/purpose is to work and maintain clan/caste system alive (which they have done with perfection!) and they have always worked as anti-Dalit, anti-women, and anti-modernization.

Sometimes these Khap Panchayats are equated with Kangaroo Courts, which are the sham legal proceedings and which are set-up in order to give the impression of a fair legal process.

Why Landlords Are Furious

Never changing story: A Balmiki woman surveys her ransacked home Jhajjar. Gohana. And now Salwan, where justice by a caste panchayat saw dalit bastis looted and burnt.

Jajmani system under which there was some interdependence between the landlords and Dalit agricultural labors, but after the green revolution (in 1970s) the dependence of Dalits on landlords decreased to some extent. ThisJajmani system was broken up and Dalits got liberated from bonded labors after green revolution.

What troubled more was 73rd amendment (in 1992) of Indian constitution which reserved seats for Dalits in Gram Panchayats, Panchayat Samitis, Zilla Parishids (district councils) according to the Dalit population. Now, it was obvious for so called upper caste landlords to be annoyed with Dalits as Dalits were ready to sit beside them.

How could upper caste people have tolerated this when they have been forcing Dalits to drink their urine in juttis (shoes, slippers) for thousands of years?A Is there any need to discuss about reservations impact on the social status of Dalits? Reservation has always made anxious to so called upper caste people.

Another reason for the increased visibilities of such crimes is the rise in global level education, economic opportunities for everyone (including Dalits) in Haryana, which made possible love/inter-caste/inter-community marriages.

I agree to some extent when people say Khap Panchayats are against modernization as Khap Panchayats banned playing cricket at many places like in district Jind (Haryana) after the poor performance of team India in world cup. Ban hardly remained in force for few weeks afterwards everyone forgot about the ban and cricket become as popular as it was.

In another district, Rohtak (Haryana) Khap Panchayats banned the usage of DJs in marriages giving the reason that it disturbs animals, it was done under animal welfare! They value animals more than human!

In places like Rajasthan, state government has established Rajasthan GAO (cow) Seva commission. In this scheme, special shelters are being created for 6 Lac cows. In addition to this 5 Arab, 24 crores & 85 Lakhs rupees has already been spent by Rajasthan Govts on these cows. These bans were effective for few days only, but the ban on expelling Dalits from village, boycotting Dalits remains effective life long.

Righteous Kill: Stark Realities

It is estimated that every year hundreds of married couples are murdered, are asked to leave the village, are asked to break their marriages and accept each other as brother-sister, are paraded naked, and their faces blackened by their families in order to regain/retain family honour, on the ill-fated instructions of Khap Panchayat. And mostly those suffering in these crimes are Dalits. The decisions about killing, burning homes, raping Dalit women etc are taken by these Khap Panchayats collectively at the open places without any fear.

It’s not always the family of the boy or girl (as promoted by these Khap Panchayat) who kills or orders to kill but the Khap Panchayat members play an active role in executing rapes and murders. If they (boy/girl) escape, their family members are murdered/killed, gang-raped or fined heavily.

In Jhajjar, (Haryana) which is developing fast (coming NTPC thermal power plant and AIIMS-like hospital) but the condition of Dalits is as miserable as was 100s of years ago in the area. Social boycott of Dalits in this area is common thing. Number of cases of caste killing/honour killing are being reported from this area. Recently, an upper caste girl tried to marry a lower-caste boy, the girl’s sister was helping in this. Both the girls were found dead in next day.

In Dadri, District Bhiwani of Haryana caste panchayat ordered boycott of the newlywed couple, ordered them to escape from village and their families were fined heavily. Two years back in district Kaithal (Haryana) a couple was killed and their bodies were thrown in river on the orders of these Caste Panchayats, in another case, a couple was killed and their dead bodies were kept in front of everyone in village so that everyone can learn a lesson from this.

All these acts of Khap Panchayats are not limited to Haryana only, you can see the impact of Khap Panchayats in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab also. Recently, in district Muzaffarpur of Uttar Pradesh a women was raped by her father in law and Khap Panchayat ordered she should accept her husband as a son.

In another district Saharanpur, a 40 year old women was paraded naked in the village and Khap Panchayat ordered the rape of her 17 year old daughter and people acted on the same lines. Police did not even register the case. In Meerut district, the same almost happened when a inter-caste marriage happened.

Caste Panchayats have outgrown their function as local dispensers of justice. Today, they are epitomes of cruelty. (Photo Credit: Outlook India)

After two days of International Human Rights Day, on 12th December, 2009 while commuting death sentences of two persons involved in honour killings Supreme Court accepted caste as a stark reality in honour killings and said The caste is such a concept that grips a person even before his birth and does not leave him even after his death the vicious grip of the caste, community, religion, though totally unjustified, is a stark reality.

On the same day (12 December, 2009) another landmark judgment came from Judicial Magistrate, (though after 11 years of case proceedings!) which imposed fine on Khap Panchayat for issuing a fatwa excommunicating a person from the Khap and calling for his social boycott. This is the first time that any court in Haryana has penalized a Khap Panchayat.

In another news on 25November, 2009 The International Jat Intellectual Meet calls for drive against honour killings. I seriously doubt the goodwill intentions of these decisions as this can be just to show the world that we are concerned about humanity/mankind while celebrating International Human Rights Day.

Nothing happens to people like Mahendra Singh Tikait, farmer leader in western Uttar Pradesh when speaking on behalf of Khap Panchayats he makes comments like only whores chose their own partners. Why no action was taken against him, who degraded the whole of women society?

Denying Constitution, Implementing Manusmriti

Article 13(1) and 13(2) of Constitution deals with the Laws inconsistent with or in derogation of the fundamental rights and it is clearly written under Article 13(1) All laws in force in the territory of India immediately before the commencement of this Constitution, in so far as they are inconsistent with the provisions of this Part, shall, to the extent of such inconsistency, be void.  and

Article 13(3a) law includes any Ordinance, order, bye-law, rule, regulation, notification, custom or usage having in the territory of India the force of law.

Though everything is written so plainly in the Constitution of India about the equal rights for everyone, irrespective of religion, caste, color, creed, etc; even today after 60 years of Independence, Khap Panchayat are greatly influential and are capable of petrifying people in the northern region. By keeping Khap Panchayats alive aren’t Governments trying to make Manu smile?

On The Part of Governments and Dalits

Much has been written and said about the issue of Khap Panchayats by intellectuals and academicians but there has always been a lack of any initiative to dissolve Khap Panchayats or call them illegal on the part of the Government. Not even a single leader has ever stood against, instead many local leaders of congress and other parties have glorified acts of Khap Panchayat this cruel system, which may be because of Governments own petty political reasons.

Another thing, why all these killings are clubbed together in the list of murders, if we can have separate laws for Sati and Dowry then why can’t we have separate special laws to handle crimes by Khap Panchayats?

Lack of representation of Dalits in police and print media is also a severe problem. Further, serious issue is of divisions among Dalits and lack of able Dalit leadership in the region, people in the name of Dr Ambedkar are fighting to prove that they are real Karva Pullers of Dr Ambedkar, but reality lies somewhere else!

There is a strong need of active participation of everyone including NGOs, police, Panchayat bodies and serious/strong laws (not merely paper tigers!) against the crimes of Khap Panchayat.

P.S.: I am grateful to Advocate Dr S L Virdi, being my source of inspiration, encouragement and whose article on the same issue published in Punjabi magazine Begampura Saher was helpful for fulfilling my quest.

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