Monday, 24 September, 2018

Topic: B. R. Ambedkar

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The word Dalit is not ‘unconstitutional’. It is empowering

What's unconstitutional is telling the media not to use the word 'Dalit'.
Narendra Modi with Amit Shah

In Dalit outreach mode, BJP to hold national executive at Delhi’s Ambedkar centre

Party also set to discuss ways to court Dalits; latest meeting expected to be last before 2019 polls.
New BJP Headquarter

Ambedkar on its agenda, but BJP has little space for Dalits in its own house

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint in the last 24 hours.
The BJP headquarters in New Delhi | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

We analysed 1,000 BJP leaders & found the party remains a Brahmin-Baniya club

ThePrint’s detailed analysis of the party’s hierarchy reveals that it is still upper caste, with negligible representation from all minorities. 
PM Narendra Modi bows in front of B.R. Ambedkar's portrait on Ambedkar Jayanti in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh

How Narendra Modi is playing with history to co-opt Ambedkar again

S.P. Mookerjee and B.R. Ambedkar were colleagues in Jawaharlal Nehru’s first government, but never had a cordial relationship. 
DMK leader MK Stalin detained with party cadre for protesting against state governor

Tamil Nadu governor must not let Raj Bhavan become a den of political activity

The Tamil Nadu governor’s review meetings with district authorities overstep constitutional boundaries.
File photo of B.R. Ambedkar | Commons

Can you be a true democracy & let go of caste, Ambedkar asked Indians. We are yet to reply

Ambedkar was optimistic about constitutional democracy working in India. However, by 1953, he had lost hope.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an event to inaugurate the B R Ambedkar memorial in Delhi

PM Modi assures justice in the Kathua and Unnao rape cases

PM Narendra Modi, at an event to inaugurate the B R Ambedkar memorial in Delhi, assured that justice will be done in the incidents of rape in Kathua and Unnao.
A BSP worker paints the newly constructed statue of BR Ambedkar in blue in Badaun

10 Ambedkar quotes that show why the BJP can’t co-opt him

Bowing before a statue is not enough to erase Ambedkar’s ideas, deep-rooted as they are amongst Dalits across India.
Paintings of Ambedkar on sale

Ambedkar said ‘fraternity’ will end casteism. SC used it to dilute an anti-casteism law

The damage done to social justice is double-fold, because the court has misused Ambedkar’s name and legacy to virtually weaken and disempower a legislation that is aimed at protecting the marginalised communities.

This is what cheaper and better looking electric vehicles can do for you

Charging will last for months in electric vehicles, it's cleaner and convenient to use and also reduces air and noise pollution.

Christian priests accused of rape: Isolated events or eroding credibility of Indian church?

While allegations against Bishop Franco Mulakkal are under investigation, there is pressure on Bishops' Council to initiate a full-fledged probe. Experts weigh in.