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BABU MANGU RAM
MUGGOWALIA

AND EMANCIPATION
OF THE DALITS
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Babu Mangu Ram Mugowalia Ji
and the Birth of Dalit Movement in Punjab
Prem K. Chumber Editor-In-Chief: Ambedkartimes.com

Punjab has the distinction of being the only state in India where caste based social exclusion was diluted because of the long spell of Muslin rule on the one hand and the most appealing egalitarian philosophy of Sikh faith and its grassroots impact on transformation of the life of downtrodden, on the other. However, caste and its resultant social negativities never ceased to torment the major section of the society. Caste discriminations in Punjab were/are more material in nature than social as in other parts of India. Prejudice takes precedence over pollution in Punjab. However, absence of pollution does not mean that Brahminism social order is alien to it. On the contrary, it thrives under new structures of social subordination entrenched in material deprivation of Dalits in the state. Material depravation of the downtrodden in the state was reinforced by the customary laws of Razat-Namaas and the Punjab Land Alienation Act of 1900.  Along with many other non-agricultural castes, Scheduled Castes people were historically deprived the right to own land. This restriction made them absolutely landless. It was because of this legal restriction that when Babu Mangu Ram Mugowalia Ji after his return to Punjab from USA asked his father to buy some land to evade social oppressions at the hands of landlords that he came to know that social subordination of the Scheduled Castes people was also rooted in the law of the land. This has led him to organize his fellow beings to form a movement for the emancipation and empowerment of downtrodden what eventually termed as Ad Dharm Movement. This movement was the first of its kind that became suddenly popular because of its grassroots appeals. Babu Mangu Ram Mugowalia Ji devoted his entire life for the cause of total transformation of his country and the socio-economic and political uplift of his people who were relegated to the periphery since centuries. He exhorted his people to come over a common platform to challenge the forces that subjugated the Dalits. He waged a long battle and finally able to unite many communities among the Scheduled Castes to work for their upward social mobility. Scheduled Castes of Punjab, particularly of the Doaba region, consider him the pioneer of Dalit movement in the state that played a leading role in strengthening the mission of Dr B. R. Ambedkar not only in Punjab but in the whole of the country. www.ambedkartimes.com congratulates all its contributors, readers, and well-wishers on this auspicious occasion on the birth anniversary of Babu Mangu Ram Mugowalia Ji.

Posted at www.ambedkartimes.com on January 14, 2018

Freedom, Constitution and Social Justice
Prem K. Chumber Editor-In-Chief: Ambedkartimes.com

Indian freedom movement was aimed at liberating the people of this subcontinent from the foreign rule. In fact, the call for freedom was not only to get rid of the British regime but also to liberate the people of this part of South Asia from the burden of subjugation that they were buried under since the end of the last Indigenous ruler named Prithviraj Chauhan. It was this centuries old burden of foreign rule which made the idea of freedom the most sought after value for the struggling masses of this vast land. The idea of freedom in the freedom struggle of India was not a singular; it had multifold connotations.

One of the least talked about facets of the idea of freedom was social freedom that was meticulously articulated by the protagonists of Dalit movement from the times of Jyoti Rao Phule in the 19th century. Babasaheb Dr B. R. Ambedkar gave this form of freedom a new shape while anchoring it on the legal and constitutional framework of peoples fight for social justice. For him social justice is central to the struggle of downtrodden for self-respect and dignity. And social justice would be possible and sustainable only through legal sanctions against any sort of injustice rooted in the oppressive social structures of caste based social order. 

It is in the above mentioned context that Babasaheb Dr B. R. Ambedkar based his social and political struggle on the sound footing of legal and constitutional fight. He told his people that any struggle bereft of democratic and legal considerations would fail to achieve its real objective. After India got Independence, the herculean task of making the constitution of Independent India was assigned to Babasaheb Dr B. R. Ambedkar. Being the Chief Architect of the Indian constitution, he took great interest to ensure the principles of Social justice were properly incorporated into this law of the land. He made liberty, equality and fraternity, the motif of the preamble of the Indian constitution. It is this constitution that guarantees the historically excluded sections of the Indian society their due share in structures of power in the country. Posted January on January 3, 2018

TRIBUTE TO BHARAT RATTAN BABASAHEB
DR. BHIMRAO RAMJI AMBEDKAR

"Ambedkar Times" & "Desh Doaba" pay its glowing tribute to Bharat Rattan
Babasaheb Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar on his 61st Prinirvan Divas.

"Ambedkar Times” & “Desh Doaba”

Prem K. Chumber Editor-In-Chief: Ambedkartimes.com

Babasaheb Dr B.R. Ambedkar devoted his whole life to eradicate social injustice and annihilate insidious system of caste from the social structure of Indian society. He adopted legal and constitutional way for achieving his societal goals. Acquiring education and dissemination of information and knowledge among his people made him famous not only in India but also in whole world.  He is now known as one of few most adorable scholars in the world. His contribution to Social Democracy is seminal. Liberty, Equality and Fraternity constitute the core of Social Democracy. He was of the firm opinion that without establishing Social Democracy at the base the Political Democracy remains surfacial. In order to make liberty, equality and fraternity as the cardinal principles of Social Democracy, Babasaheb Dr Ambedkar enshrined them in the Constitution of Independent India, of which he was the Chief-Architect. The constitution is a living document of ever evolving democracy in India. It guarantees special provisions for the distributive justice under the state affirmative action for the social emancipation and economic and political empowerment of downtrodden. In fact, the very inclusion of special provision for the uplift of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and OBCs in the Constitution laid the foundations of social democracy in Independent India. It is for this reason that the grassroots support for the maintenance of the constitution remained as a most vigilant guard against the dilution of its social democracy contents. It is for such a brilliant contributions towards the deepening of social democracy in India that Babasaheb Dr B.R. Ambedkar is known world wide in the image of Construction in one hand and symbol of raised finger of the other hand for the coming up of the downtrodden in Independent India. Ambedkartimes.Com pays floral tributes to Bodhisattva Bharat Ratan Babasaheb Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar on his Prinirvan Divas. 
Posted at www.ambedkartimes.com on December 6, 2017

AMBEDKAR TIMES GROUP REMEMBERS
SAHIB SHRI KANSHI RAM ON HIS DEATTH ANNIVERSARY

Sahib Kanshi Ram
and Dalit Emancipation

Prem K. Chumber
Editor-In-Chief: www.ambedkartimes.com  & www.deshdoaba.com

Sahib Kanshi Ram devoted his life for the eradication of caste from the domestic structures of Indian socio-religious realm. The sole aim his life-long struggle was to facilitate the Bahujan Samaj to acquire power through the medium of ballot. He was a firm believer in the nonviolent power of democracy that he inherited from the teachings of Babasaheb Dr B.R Ambedkar. A chance reading of one of the numerous valuable writings of Dr. Ambedkar transformed his vision and he did not only prefer to live unmarried but also renounced his family life once for all. After he plunged into social struggle for the acquisition of political power for his people he did not look back at all toward his home in village Khauspur in Rupnagar district of Punjab. He did all this for helping his people to stand on their own feet to get rid of centuries' old slavery and blind faith in the chaturvarna system of social hierarchy, which deny them their bare minimum human rights. He ingrained among his people that the political power is the only key to Dalit emancipation and empowerment in the real sense of the term. 

Sahib Kanshi Ram Ji was an innovative thinker and a charismatic mass leader who coined new political vocabulary for the mobilization of downtrodden. The slogans he chiseled adroitly caught the imagination of all and sundry throughout the length and breadth of India. He told his people unless and until they formed their own social and political organizations, no upper caste political party will allow them to come to rule India. And he was confident that given the 85 percent strength of Bahujan, if the latter joined hands no one in the world can stop them reach Delhi. His untiring efforts and firm faith in his people brought success though in some parts of the country. But as far as awareness among the Bahujan is concerned his was a great success. Ambedkar Times and Desh Doaba weekly newspaper pays sincere tributes to Sahib Shri Kanshi Ram Ji on his 11th death anniversary and solemnly resolve to continue struggling following into his footsteps.  Posted at www.ambedkartimes.com on October 9, 2017

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