“DR. AMBEDKAR & INDIA TODAY Dr. Md. Afsar Ali Assistant Professor Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose College, Kolkata-20Birth : 14th April, 1891 ,Death : 6th December, 1956,Conversion to Buddhism : 14th October, 1956
What is ‘HINDUSTA’ (i.e.INDIA)? The ward ‘Hindu’ denotes a geographical definition & refers to the group of people living besides the river Sindhu. According to the Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics, Vol. 6, Ref. No. 699, the ward ‘Hindu’ is not found before the advent of Muslims in India and according to Pandit Nehru (Discovery of India, Page No. 74- 75) the ward ‘Hindu’ was first used by a Tantrik in 8th Century A.D. to describe the people. So, ‘HINDUSTA’ refers to the place besides the river Sindhu.
What is meant by ‘HAMARA’ (i.e., OURS) ? According to the great poet Rabindra Nath Thakur – A country is not made of its LAND but by its PEOPLE. Let us analyze the composition of POPULATION (‘HAMARA’ element) in our great country :
Indian Population : There are a total of 2,800 castes ; out of which - SC = 450 castes, ST = 461 castes, BC = 766 castes.Ref : ‘People of India’ , a publication of ASI, Govt. of India, under the leadership of K.S.Singh (IAS).Note : Here ‘caste’ means ‘ethnic identity’.
India as nation : ‘INDIA is not a “NATION” but a group of hundreds of conflicting nationalities governed by a small ruling class.’ [Ref.: ‘Caste – a nation within the nation’ – V. T. Rajshekar]
Democracy & Nationality : “If democracy means representation, then why and how it partitioned India instead of strengthening her unity and integrity ? And why and how that process is continuing even today ? – I have to raise this question with great agony and justifiable reason.”Ref: Jaswant Singh, ‘Jinnah : India – Partition – Independence’, Page : 200 – 201.
True Democracy : ‘H. M. Sirbhai said, “Democracy does not means the Government formed ony by the majority party, democracy means the rule based on the consent of the larger community. The theory which is based only on number, can’t prevent the supremacy of the majority on the minority ; the Government can’t provide the opportunity to the minority for expressing their opinion and even can’t manage to show proper respect to them”.Ref: Jaswant Singh, ‘Jinnah : India – Partition – Independence’, Page : 311.
Improper Counting : Indian Census counts SC, ST & BC population under the Hindu fold. Dr. Ambedkar said : “Untouchables are not Hindu but a separate element”– DSA – 2000. Dr. Ambedkar converted to Buddhism [14th Oct. 1956] and hence brought the religious identity to the SC, ST & BC population as ‘Neo – Buddhist’, which many of them do not know.
Is she ‘SARE-JAHA SE ACHCHHA’ ? Let’s Discuss Her Present Condition ---
Un-touchability & Swami Vivekananda : “The Castes or Groups of people who denied to sacrifice their self respect and freedom to be identified as ‘Sudra’ ; according to the Aryan social rule, they are termed as ‘impure’ or ‘untouchables’ . [Ref. “Caste, Culture and Socialism”].
Un-touchability & Sukomol Sen: Rishi Boudhayan says : “If one touches a degraded person, a pyre, a dog, or a ‘chandal’ (Sudra) – he has to complete his bath”.[Ref. ‘Bharoter Sabhyata O Samaj Bikase Dharma, Sreni O Jatived’ ].
Facts : After 63 years of independence, 35.2 % people are still illiterate [Ref. S. C. R., Page-287]. Out of which 80% are ‘Bahujans’ ! __ Cuba took hardly one year to eradicate illiteracy. 70 % peoples’ per day average income less than Rs. 20/-, Profit figures of companies for the F/Y 2005-’06 : Public sector = Rs. 76,232 crores ; Private sector = 83,700 crores. Total : 1,60000 crores. 0.67 crore employment could have been provided @ monthly salary of Rs. 20,000/-out of total 6.4 crores registered unemployed.Ref: ‘The Bahujan Guide’ – KOVENA.
Facts : Rapidly increasing gap between poor & rich, Highest no of millionaire & billionaire in this country; out of 8 richest persons in the world 4 belong to India ! Ref: ‘The Bahujan Guide’ – KOVENA. Largest no. of communal riots do take place in India. On an average, one riot does take place in India every day. [Ref. ‘Bharoter Musolman Samajer Sonkot’ – Prof. Sukumar Singha Chowdhury]
Facts : Famous in monetary corruption, Famous in crimes against women, Famous in farmer suicide, There are many more ---
% Facilities Availed by DifferentClass / Caste of Indians : 100 90 80 70 60 Population (%) 50 Politics (%) 40 Service (%) 30 Business (%) 20 Land (%) 10 0 Hindu OBC SC / ST Minorities (Upper Caste) Source : Mondal Commission Report