In this video, prominent Ambedkarites, Dalit & Adivasi activists and participants of various land struggles talk about the land issue and the need for a bigger,united land struggle during the Convention on Land, Shelter, Power, Equal Justice that took place in Thrissur in Oct 2016.
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.
I have to say only this much to the Collector of Ahmedabad district, Prant Adhikari Dholka, and Mamalatdar of Dholka that they better obey the orders stated by the the justice system sitting on top of them; or else tomorrow afternoon, at 09:00AM, 18-Sep, we will road-block the income-tax cross roads at Ahmedabad without bothering about police permission.