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Now at Kolkata, RSS goons beat Dalits protesting for #JusticeForRohith


After beating Dalits who were protesting in Mumbai for Justice For Rohith, today when India is celebrating Republic Day, RSS goons once again beat Dalit students who were protesting and demanding justice for Rohith in Kolkata (report by ABP news)

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RSS goons were implementing what Modi said few days back – Dalits should ‘suffer silently’. RSS goons are implementing that by attacking Dalits. On one place these Brahmin-Bania leaders are talking about following Dr. Ambedkar and implementing his ideas but on the other place the same organisations are suppressing the voices of Dalits by attacking them each and every place.

Another incident that needs everyone’s attention is, threatening a Dalit Sarpanch to kill if he hoisted a flag and it happened in shinning Gujarat! Gujarat Model?

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Message is clear guys – Suffer silently or we will further make you suffer! Till when Dalits will be beaten for raising their voice against injustice?

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Rare photo of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar among other dignitaries at India’s first Republic Day parade.


Dr. B. R. Ambedkar among other dignitaries at India’s first Republic Day parade.

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar (sitting in the first row) among other dignitaries at India’s first Republic Day parade.

 

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Ambedkar Dead is More Dangerous than Ambedkar Alive


“It is your claim to equality which hurts them. They want to maintain the status quo. If you continue to accept your lowly status ungrudgingly, continue to remain dirty, filthy, backward, ignorant, poor and disunited, they will allow you to live in peace. The moment you start to raise your level, the conflict starts “.  Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar

“Who are you? Why did you come here? How dare you take a Parsi name? You scoundrel! You have polluted the Parsi inn!” A dozen angry-looking, tall, sturdy Parsis, each armed with a stick, lined up in front of his room and fired a volley of questions.

ambedkarHis five years of staying in Europe and America had completely wiped out of his mind any consciousness that he was an untouchable, and that an untouchable wherever he went in India was a problem to himself and to others. With great difficulty he managed to find accommodation in a Parsi Inn at Baroda. The whole hall was enveloped in complete darkness. There were no electric lights, nor even oil lamps to relieve the darkness.  The idea of returning to the inn to spend the night therein was most terrifying to him, and he used to return to the inn only because he had no other place under the sky to go for rest. But the chirping and flying about of the bats, which had made the hall their home, often distracted his mind and sent cold shivers through him, reminding him of what he was endeavouring to forget, that he was in a strange place under strange conditions. He subdued his grief and anger through the feeling that though it was a dungeon, it was a shelter, and that some shelter was better than no shelter.

Young Bhimrao had gone to Baroda with high hopes. He gave up many offers. He felt that it was his duty was to offer his services first to the Maharaja of Baroda, who had financed his education. And here he was driven to leave Baroda and return to Bombay, after a stay of only eleven days.

In Dr. Ambedkar’s own words, ‘This scene of a dozen Parsis armed with sticks lined up before me in a menacing mood, and myself standing before them with a terrified look imploring for mercy, is a scene which so long a period as eighteen years has not succeeded in fading  away. I can even now vividly recall it and never recall it without tears in my eyes. It was then for the first time that I learnt that a person who is an untouchable to a Hindu is also an untouchable to a Parsi’.

Nothing has changed much after 100 years of this incident in the life of Young Bhimrao Ambedkar, who returned to India after studying Barrister at Law at Gray’s Inn, and enrolling at the London School of Economics where he started work on a doctoral thesis.

100 years later, Rohith Vemula, a bright young Scholar and follower of Dr. Ambedkar, Phule, Shahu and Periyar was thrown out of the hostel from Hyderabad Central University along with four other Ph.D. Scholars. Their crime was- following the constitution in letter and spirit. They simply expressed their right to freedom of expression, religion and other fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution of India. Rohith was labelled as Anti-national, Casteist and Extremist.

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What kind of Republic are we celebrating?


India will be celebrating Republic Day tomorrow and I am pondering over the questions whether the spirit of Republic is maintained in India? One meaning of Republic is “a group with a certain equality between its members.” Is there any equality among the different communities? Or is there justice for everyone?

Mera_Bharat_Mahan-Republic_Day-206_bigHow can we celebrate without giving justice and equal opportunities to everyone? How can we forget that on the eve of Republic Day in 1999, an upper caste terrorist organisation, Ranvir Sena, killed 23 innocent Dalits in Jehanabad (Bihar) and even after 17 years no justice has been delivered, not even a single person was punished. In Jehanadad (Bihar) Dalit killings by Ranvir Sena and of the dead, five were women and seven children – the youngest being six months old! Just stop & think of it, butchering as young as 6 months old, what was his crime? Just because he was Dalit? We won’t stop raising our voice till justice isn’t delivered to the victims of Jehanabad (Bihar). Upper castes killed Dalits!

I want to ask again, who massacred those 23 innocent people? When will justice be delivered to them and their grieving families? This is not the only case where justice was denied to Dalits, there was no justice in case of Khairlangi killings, Bathani Tola Dalit killings by Ranvir Sena, no justice in Haibaspur Dalit killings etc.

Will justice be delivered to Rohith Vemula? Why only Dalits have to raise their voice against injustice? Isn’t it a duty of each and every person in India to rise above the differences and raise their voice for justice?

What kind of Republic are we celebrating?

Is this the kind of Republic what Dr. Ambedkar has envisioned, where there is no justice for the Dalits and minority communities? Isn’t India ashamed?

Is there any justice for Dalits in Brahmin India?

Is there any justice for Dalits and minority communities in Brahmin India? In courts around 80% judges are Brahmin, can we expect justice? Brahmins think they can just kill us, kill justice and Dalits will forget anyways. Not any more! Enough is enough! We will rise and fight!

Come together and build a Republic, where everyone has equal rights and equal opportunities.

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What Dr. Ambedkar said on Independence Day (15th August)


“It is not enough to have just a politically independent India. What is also needed is to have an Indian nation where every citizen will have religious and political rights, so that every person will have equal opportunity to develop.”

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“Independence is no doubt a matter of joy. But let us not forget that this independence has thrown on us greater responsibilities. By independence, we have lost the excuse of blaming the British for anything going wrong. If hereafter things go wrong, we will have nobody to blame except ourselves. There is a greater danger of things going wrong. Times are fast changing.”

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“There is no nation of Indians in the real sense of the world, it is yet to be created. In believing we are a nation, we are cherishing a great delusion. How can people divided into thousand of castes be a nation? The sooner we realise that we are not yet a nation, in a social and psychological sense of the world, the better for us.”

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Dr. B. R. Ambedkar on Republic Day (26th January)


“On 26th January 1950, we are going to enter into a life of contradictions. In politics, we will have equality and in social and economic structure, continue to deny the principle of one man one value. How long shall we continue to live this life of contradictions? How long shall we continue to deny equality in our social and economic life? If we continue to deny it for long, we will do so only by putting our political democracy in peril. We must remove this contradiction at the earliest possible moment else those who suffer from inequality will blow up the structure of democracy which this Constituent Assembly has so laboriously built up.”

“I feel that the constitution is workable, it is flexible and it is strong enough to hold the country together both in peacetime and in wartime. Indeed, if I may say so, if things go wrong under the new Constitution, the reason will not be that we had a bad Constitution. What we will have to say is that Man was vile.”

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“There is no nation of Indians in the real sense of the world, it is yet to be created. In believing we are a nation, we are cherishing a great delusion. How can people divided into thousand of castes be a nation? The sooner we realise that we are not yet a nation, in a social and psychological sense of the world, the better for us.”

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“The third thing we must do is not be content with mere political democracy. We must note that our political democracy can not last unless there lies at the base of it social democracy. What does social democracy mean? It means a way of life which recognizes liberty, equality and fraternity as the principles of life.”

“Independence is no doubt a matter of joy. But let us not forget that this independence has thrown on us greater responsibilities. By independence, we have lost the excuse of blaming the British for anything going wrong. If hereafter things go wrong, we will have nobody to blame except ourselves. There is a greater danger of things going wrong. Times are fast changing.”

“Our object in framing the Constitution is rally two-fold:

(1) To lay down the form of political democracy, and

(2) To lay down that our ideal is economic democracy and also to prescribe that every Government whatever is in power shall strive to bring about economic democracy. The directive principles have a great value, for they lay down that our ideal is economic democracy.”

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