It is 24th September today, it is one of the black days in the history of Dalits, 24-Sep 1932 was when Dalits under the leadership of Dr. Ambedkar, were denied of separate electorate, Poona Pact (dual voting system). If Dalits were allotted separate electorate, things would have been different for Dalits.
The motto of our movement is “Food, My Choice; Land, My Right.” We have the right to choose what we eat, nobody can question us. This land belongs to us, because we are the ones working on it, hence we have the right to own it. The intention is not just to own fives acres of land but also to resist oppression and claim our rights to live and rule.
For all these years, there have been numerous movies – like Chinna Kaundar, Tevar Magan, etc.. Did you call it a “Kaundar-movie” or “Tevar-movie” ? If not, where does the question of “Dalit-movie” come from ?
I am a medical doctor, when I talk to Muslim patients, they are almost afraid to ask about beef, they won't even utter the word and refer to it as 'bada gosht.' I don't think we should be made to feel guilty about our dietary choices.