How to be free of caste

As India marks the 125th birth anniversary of B.R. Ambedkar this week, it must acknowledge the pervasiveness of discrimination and confront it head-on This year, India has sponsored the observation of the birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar at the United Nations for the first time. The Permanent Mission of India to the UN shall commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of the Dalit icon on April 13 at the UN headquarters, a day before his date of birth, with an international seminar on ‘Combating inequalities to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)’.…

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Ambedkar birth anniversary: BSP hopeful of ‘biggest crowd’ since 2014 Lok Sabha elections

With an apparent motive to lure Dalit votes in the Assembly elections next year, the BJP and Congress leaders have been invoking Ambedkar as an icon, while attacking Mayawati. The BSP is working on gathering a huge crowd of its supporters for the 125th birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar, whom the BJP and Congress have also tried to claim as their icon in recent months, in Lucknow on April 14. BSP leaders have been asked to bring five busloads of people from each of the 403 Assembly constituencies to…

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