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Unfinished legacy of Dr Ambedkar and the Plight of the Oppressed in South Asia

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Hemangi Kadlak [A Speech on the Occasion of 130th Birth Anniversary of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar.] Jai Bhim, First of all, I would like to thank the Ambedkar Society for South Asia for inviting me as a speaker for this webinar to celebrate the 130th birth anniversary of Dr Ambedkar. Today’s webinar topic is the ‘Unfinished …


Privatization will perpetuate economic and social inequality

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  Gautam Kumar The three words, Justice, Liberty, Equality mentioned in the preamble of the Indian constitution are the essence of our constitution. This is part of the basic structure because these are building blocks of a Welfare State which is the ultimate vision of the founding fathers of our constitution. In these words, the …


Only Manuwadi Hindutva gang can burn Indian Constitution


  Jadumani Mahanand The first ‘fundamental duty’ of the Indian Constitution states: To abide by the Constitution and respect its ideals and institutions, the National Flag and the National Anthem. Even though the fundamental duties are non-justiciable, the burning of the Indian constitution could be called as ‘anti-national’*, because it’s the Constitution which formally legitimises …


How has the Indian Constitution moved towards Hitler’s German Constitution?

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  S. Kumar Many political analysts have compared Indian PM Narendra Modi’s style with that of German autocrat Adolf Hitler. However, this article has very little to do with the comparison of the two well known powerful leaders separated by different eras. The main intent of this article is to compare the Laws of the …


Why Trump failed and Modi succeeded in passing new laws forcefully

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  S Kumar There are many parallels between Indian PM Modi and US President Trump. However, the focus of this article is only on why is Modi able to push through his agenda by passing new laws while Trump is unable to get through his way in the law making process. In US, Trump’s first …


Caste Atrocities and Government Accountability

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  S Kumar  Rohith Chakravarti Vemula (30 January 1989 – 18 January 2016) was a PhD student at the Central University of Hyderabad and his suicide on 18 Jan 2016 sparked an outrage throughout India, highlighting the cases of systemic discrimination in educational campuses across India. Many cases of caste atrocities have been reported recently. …


Dr B. R. Ambedkar: More than the Architect of the Indian Constitution

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  Naveed Ahmad Lone Introduction Some are born great; some have greatness thrust upon them, and some achieve greatness. Dr Ambedkar best fits in the third category. Dr Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar is among the most outstanding intellectuals of India in the twentieth century. The work in economics by his good self is noteworthy. Dr …