Rajasthan all set to celebrate Ambedkar Jayanti on grand note

Saul Bowman
April 15, 2018

Political leaders from different parties and people from different walks of life also paid floral tributes at the statue of Dr B R Ambedkar in the state capital and various places in Odisha.

In Ahmedabad, five men, including members of Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch (RDAM), were detained when they tried to protest garlanding of Ambedkar's statue at Sarngpur in Ahmedabad by BJP MP Kirit Solanki. An argument broke out between them and the police personnel, but no untoward incident took place.

The DMK Working President M K Stalin alleged that the BJP-led Centre was hampering Ambedkar's ideals behind the making of the Constitution.

The groups clashed last night, on the eve of Ambedkar's birth anniversary, over the installation of a board and renaming of a "chowk" (intersection) in Phagwara, the police said.


Bhubaneswar: The 127th Birth Anniversary of Bharat Ratna Baba Saheb, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, was celebrated at Nalconagar, Bhubaneswar on 14.04.2018. In a tweet message, Mr Modi said, respected Babasaheb gave hope to lakhs of people belonging to the poorest and marginalised sections of the society. Four persons were injured in the clash forcing the administration to suspend internet connection in four districts of the state - Kapurthala, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur and SBS Nagar. A large police contingent was deployed in view of the tense situation.

A group of Sikhs also protested outside the United Nations headquarters in NY against alleged atrocities perpetrated against minority communities in India.

He said Ambedkar had recognised the difference between India and other countries and accordingly prepared plans for shaping future of the country.

Addressing the event, Adityanath said that the BJP government has worked tirelessly for the upliftment of Dalits.

Other reports by

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER