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Why Arrest of Dalit activists-‘Urban Naxals’?

September 24, 2018 - 6:54 pm in Governance

The violence in Bheema Koregon is still reverberating. We recall that on January 1st, thousands of dalits returning from Bheema Koregaon were beaten up. In that context the names of Milind Ekbote and Sambhaji Bhide cropped up as the instigators of violence.…

Which party cares for Dalits Today? | Ram Puniyani

August 24, 2018 - 10:03 am in Elections

Recently anti-dalit atrocity laws were first diluted inserting the clause of anticipatory bail. Following this there were serious protests all over. In…

When Nehru helped an Ambedkarite Sanskrit Scholar get a job

May 29, 2018 - 6:06 pm in Reforms

This article is not attempt to portray Nehru as an Ambedkarite, nor is an attempt to project him as a champion of the Dalit rights as I can’t verify…

Just garlanding of portraits is honoring Ambedkar? | Ram Puniyani

April 24, 2018 - 2:56 pm in Faiths

This 14th April the 127th birth anniversary of Bhimrao Ambedkar was marked by a heightened celebrations of the occasion by most of the political formations but more so by BJP. The Prime Minister Modi while paying tributes to Babasaheb said that Congress…

Highlighting ‘Ramji’ in Ambedkar’s name! | Ram Puniyani

April 8, 2018 - 12:18 pm in Politics

Currently many a dalit’s leaders are up in arms and criticizing the move of UP Government of adding ‘Ramji’ in official records of Bhimrao Ambedkar. It is true that Babasaheb signed the Constitution as Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, but as such not too often…

Hindu Rashtra versus Ambedkarite State | Irfan Engineer

February 6, 2018 - 10:31 am in Governance

The Bharatiya Janata Party led NDA Government in the Centre will soon be completing four years in a couple of months. After independence, for the first time BJP, a rightwing party subscribing to Hindu nationalist ideology, gained absolute majority in the Lok…

Ambedkar’s mission towards elimination of caste discrimination | Vidya Bhushan Rawat

January 27, 2018 - 1:21 pm in Society

Let me at the outset profoundly thank Sir Ganga Ram Heritage Foundation, Lahore for giving me opportunity to participate and speak on this very relevant issue, ‘Dr Ambedkar’s mission of annihilation of castes and present situation’.  Sir Ganga Ram’s…

Bhima Koregaon: Dalits in Search of Icons from History | Ram Puniyani

January 8, 2018 - 12:13 pm in Culture

Maharashtra witnessed unprecedented violence against the dalits who had congregated to pay tributes to the dalits soldiers (1st January 2018), who were part of the British army which had fought against Peshwas in 1818. Babasaheb had visited this place in…

Why Dalits celebrate victory of British over the Peshwa, Bhima Koregaon.

January 1, 2018 - 4:57 pm in Reforms

200 years ago, the Marathas were organized into a loose confederacy, with the major constituents being the Peshwa of Pune, the Scindia of Gwalior, the Holkar of Indore, the Gaekwad of Baroda, and the Bhonsle of Nagpur. There were revenue sharing disputes among…

Will BSP nurture young Ambedkarites or turn a family party?

October 9, 2017 - 10:15 am in Politics

Today we remember a great social scientist of India who changed the nature of politics and political movement in India. Whatever the brahmanical elite may say about him, late Kanshiram influenced the Indian polity more than anyone else in mid 1980s and the…