The fruits of political path for Dalit Bahujans, set by Manyawar Kanshiram, have certainly been achieved to an extent. Having said that, it is also true that persecution of Dalits and Muslims in UP are on the headlines every now and then. Caste system, driven by Brahmanical social order, is still pervasive in most parts of UP and not all Dalit Bahujans are able to break out of its oppressive structures.
Communalism and terrorism are not two different things. Terror is just an aggravated/magnified form of it. The kind of investment made in communalism by fascist, hindutva forces, they believe that if they do terror politics, it will be more useful.
Fathima Nafees, Najeebs mother, called for protests across UP. SIO UP Central, and other organisations responded and organised a rally today at Lucknow, calling out the role of the BJP in safeguarding ABVP abductors of Najeeb.
Najeeb has been missing for more than 130 days now, last seen being beat up by ABVP students
When we adopted the slogan ‘gai ki doom aap rakho, hamein hamari zameen do’ (keep the cow’s tail for yourself, give us our lands), we are asking land for the poor. Within the poor, for Dalits. Within Dalits, for Dalit women. And within Dalit women for Valmiki women. And within Valmiki women if there are any widows, then for them.
We wish to perform last rites on the Poona pact and would like to appeal to all friends across the country to join and support us on the 24th September rally. It is my wish that the uprising in Una must spread across the nation!
In all of Ambedkar’s writings, you will not find the phrase “social harmony” in relation to Hindus. He is a bitter critique of Hinduism. What they are trying to convey is that Ambedkar is very close to RSS, he used to meet every day with RSS intellectuals, he used to visit their RSS sakha, and he used to praise them every day, all these kinds of blatant lies.
There is anger generated if a chappal garland is thrown on Ambedkar, there is anger generated if Arundhati Roy compares Ambedkar to Gandhi, or when an Ambedkar cartoon was published in NCERT text book, it became a big issue, there have been serious discussions on the internet, but why are we not angry about BJP-RSS publishing lies about Ambedkar?
There is some fundamentally philosophical theoretical kind of message that Rohith sent and that message is something we must decode and think about in the days to come and we should not let it be ignored and rejected in this kind of campaign "What is his caste?"