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Many liberals are amazed that people believe the obvious lies that the Modi government puts out about China. There's a clear inconsistency between Modi saying that China didn't take any territory and army commanders regularly meeting their Chinese counterparts to negotiate.

They're practically begging the Chinese to leave, and the Chinese are refusing. If that were not the case, there would be no need to talk.

Also, the #Indian #Military position MUST BE WEAK, otherwise we would have kicked out the #Chinese. We simply cannot.

So why isn't the Indian public angry with #Modi?

For the same reason they were not angry with #Nehru in 1962.


Indians have a tendency to place their heroes on a pedestal and worship them. As long as they are on that pedestal, they can do no wrong.

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I wrote this to a #BJP supporter who wanted to know my political position. I am expanding and sharing it here.

1. BJP is as corrupt and inefficient as #Congress, but it gets a free pass because it is successfully advancing the cause of #Hindu #majoritarianism.

2. Examples are #Rammandir, #kashivishvanathtemple, #Article370, #TripleTalaq, #UCC, #CAANRC, #Cowslaughter bans, random #lynchings of Muslims, ban on #Azan in public, etc. A majority of Hindus in India support these, as they believe these will "put Muslims in their place."

3. In fact, #Corruption under the BJP is likely to be far worse than under Congress rule, because the media (which is now entirely under the control of Modi's corporate cronies like A&A) simply refuses to investigate any BJP corruption scams. Examples: #Vyapam, #Rafale...

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Your journey towards alien faith begins with making you disrespect your own faith. That is how #Thekeralastory begins. There are some favourite tropes which are used. I don’t care what your individual stand it, in larger cause, one must accept and work on it.
First one is - Caste. #Caste is a Portuguese concept. Hinduism has Varna. All Varna’s are said to have emerged from Brahma- the Divine. In Hinduism, intellectuals since eternity understood the divisive impact of Caste. So in earliest times, Manu marries daughter to Brahmin.
In Ramayan, Kshatriya Shriram has Nishadraj as his school mate and friend. In Mahabharat, the story is narrated by Sootputra. In Ajgar Kand of Van Parva, Dharmaraj Yudhishthir tells the Sarp, it is our action which decides your caste. #Casteism #Hinduism
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Dr #BabasahebAmbedkar was a student at the Columbia University. After reading reports about the plans for a statue, he wrote to the Bombay Chronicle (founded by Sir Pherozeshah Mehta in 1910), opposing the idea of a state as a memorial +
#AmbedkarJayanti2023 #AmbedkarJayanti
Ambedkar said leaders like Mehta and Gopal Krishna Gokhale had "grappled with many of our problems" and were "entitled to everlasting gratitude for the zeal and sacrifice with which they represented our cause." But a memorial in the form of a statue was "very trivial & unbecoming
As a student in one of the biggest universities of the USA, #Ambedkar said he was "thoroughly convinced of the place a library has in the intellectual and social development of a people." He urged the 'Bombay public' to consider the construction of a library as "the fittest and
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There has been a lot of outrage about the scrubbing of #MaulanaAzad from the history textbooks in India by the BJP, and justifiably so.

A thread 🧵. (1/n)
But for the last 75 years, nobody seems to have been outraged by the fact that the greatest Indian public intellectual of the 21st century, Dr. BR #Ambedkar, was practically scrubbed from history textbooks by Congress governments and BJP governments alike.

Sure, when I studied about Ambedkar in Maharashtra State Board textbooks, they told me that he was the author of the #indianconstitution and had grown up enduring great #castediscrimination. But THAT WAS ALL.

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Vinayak Damodar Savarkar is one of the most complex personalities in recent history. Read this thread to know more about #Savarkar, the man, revolutionary and #Hindutva demagogue.

#thread #history #RahulGandhi #MahatmaGandhi #UddhavThackeray #RSS #ShivSena #Maharashtra #Hindu Image
Unfortunately, when the debate is polarised between the extremes of black & white, it does not do justice to the complex personality of #Savarkar as a man, revolutionary, reformer, #Hindutva ideologue & an accused in the assassination of #MahatmaGandhi.
What makes #Savarkar stand out among his contemporaries is his strong hero complex bordering on narcissism, and the extreme and often contradictory elements of his personality.
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Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar was among the first political leaders to stress on the need for family planning & birth control.
#BabasahebAmbedkar #Dalitmovement #history #DrBabasahebAmbedkar #Ambedkar #JaiBhim
Speaking before a group of students in 1938, Dr Ambedkar stressed that it was the responsibility of both, the husband & wife to ensure family planning. A smaller family would enable better financial planning, ensure that women can maintain their health & help them divert their
energies elsewhere.
In 1938, Prabhakar (P.J) aka Dadasaheb Roham, a legislator from Dr Ambedkar's Independent Labour Party (ILP) tabled a bill in the Bombay legislative council seeking family planning. This was with Dr Ambedkar's support.
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1921 Malabar riots, Gandhi and a Malayalam Movie:
Malabar riots of 1921 often called the “Moplah rebellion” is a topic that was not discussed openly in Kerala until recently (“Moplah” is a term used to refer to Kerala Muslims)
Moplah riots have always been whitewashed by the Congress and the left historians as freedom struggle against the British. However, the reality is something else!
Any sensible society would know that reopening old wounds can only disturb the goodwill that exists in the society between various communities. Therefore, these riots were never a part of political discourse at least in the last 30-40 years.
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On February 13 2023, an 18 year old Dalit student committed suicide in Mumbai, India. Darshan Solanki, a 1st year BTech student at IIT Bombay jumped to his death from the 7th floor of his hostel. Students at IIT Bombay, who have been closely tracking the circumstances behind
his suicide, and the general alienation that Bahujan students face – more specifically those belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes – say that Solanki’s death is an “institutional murder”. One alumna, who knew Solanki even before he joined IIT,has claimed
social media that Solanki had been struggling with caste discrimination. Darshan's family reported that the behaviour of the high-caste hindu students towards him changed as soon as they became aware of his Dalit background, and that they misbehaved with him because of his caste.
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B.R Ambedkar's View of Article 370 Replying to Sheikh Abdullah

>>Barely had India recovered from Pakistani aggression in Kashmir, when it created yet another complication for itself.

>> This, despite the warning by Babasaheb Ambedkar and the reluctance of Sardar Patel to be associated with what came to be known as Article 370 of the Indian constitution on 17 October 1949.

We tend to forget some important markers from our past; otherwise, we should have set in stone these words spoken wisely by B.R. Ambedkar when he refused to draft Article 370.

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Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and M.K. Gandhi's debate on Hinduism and Caste.

(PART-1) 🧵
M.K. Gandhi (1/3)

The Vedas, Upanishads, smritis and puranas, including the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, are the Hindu scriptures. There is no finite list. Every generation has added to the list.
M.K. Gandhi (2/3)

Therefore, that everything printed or even found handwritten is not scripture. The #smritis, for example, contain many things that can never be accepted as a word from God. Thus, many texts which Dr #Ambedkar cites from smritis cannot be considered authentic.
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Those who criticize conversion of #Hindus_to_Buddhism at a mass scale in India should read what Dr. #Ambedkar, the author of Dhamma Pravartan, has to say about it. His reply to Mr. G.T. Madkholkar, Editor of the #RSS mouthpiece, local daily ‘Tarun Bharat’ on 15 October 1956. 1/n
‘You #Hindus, you inflicted damage on yourselves by allowing #Islam and #Christianity to enter into this land; not only that you let it spread, so much that eventually this country had to be divided.' 2/n
'On the other hand, the most noble and rational religion that #Buddha established in this very land was driven away. I could bring back our own religion to its homeland; and I am proud of that!' 3/n
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@tanjil_rashid_ @ZareerMasani @saliltripathi 1. #Partition1947 counterfactuals aren't counterintuitive. #Partition ended a zero sum game among the same stale set of interlocutors conducting a dialogue of the deaf #Simla, June '45 onwards. #CabinetMissionPlan's devolution did NOT solve #India's impasse.
@tanjil_rashid_ @ZareerMasani @saliltripathi 2. #Jinnah accepted the #CabinetMissionPlan for an embryonic #Pakistan was assured, and permitted to secede, come 1957, if the #confederation was not to the #MuslimLeague's liking. Routinely overlooked by #Nehru's #Indian and #Pakistani baiters.
@tanjil_rashid_ @ZareerMasani @saliltripathi 3. To iterate: #CabinetMissionPlan was a pilot project to be reviewed decadally. Just how was #India and #Nehru to embark on #economic #planning and consolidate a #democratic #union of disparate elements riven by #regionalism, #casteism and #sectarianism?
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1/n Pattern of killing and rioting for Music in front of Mosque has long been a pattern.

A thread on excerpts from "Pakistan or Partition of India" by #Ambedkar where he documents the issue.
2/n #Ambedkar talks about playing of Music in Muslim Neighborhood during religious procession as immediate cause of "Trouble".
3/n Summer of 1927, Calcutta. Reason: Passage of Hindu Procession with Bands playing in neighborhood with Mosques.
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It's a very privileged point view when UC ppl spout nonsense about "Eating along with Dalits"!You think you are doing a favor onto us? By eating with us? If you really believe in EQUALITY, then let your daughter or son marry a Dalit. Savarkar also propagated this ROTI BETI!
This shameless bugger #DarsanamSharma had the audacity to come to an SC concalve & cry about RESERVATION. Shame on these SC organizers for calling a castiest BIGOT like him

Nobody talks about the flaws within the SC community! They are used to being "Baanisa" to these UC ayyagarus! Problem is with us, not them!
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கலைஞரும், அம்பேத்கரும்.!!

திமுகழக ஆட்சிக்காலங்களில் சட்டமேதை அண்ணல் அம்பேத்கருக்கு கலைஞர் சேர்த்திட்ட பெருமைகள்:

♦ அம்பேத்கர் கலைக்கல்லூரி - வியாசர்பாடி,1972

♦ சென்னை ஹாமில்டன் பாலம் அம்பேத்கர் பாலம் என பெயர் மாற்றம்,1972..

♦ அம்பேத்கர் நூற்றாண்டு விழா, 1990

♦ சென்னை சட்டக் கல்லூரி - அம்பேத்கர் பெயர் சேர்த்தல்

♦ இந்தியாவிலேயே முதன்முதலாக அம்பேத்கர் பெயரில் ஓர் சட்டப் பல்கலைக்கழகம், 1997

♦ சேலம் பெரியார் பல்கலைக்கழகத்தில் ரூ.25 லட்சம் நிரந்தர வைப்பு நிதிக் கொண்டு அம்பேத்கர் பெயரில்..

பட்டியலின மாணவர்களுக்கான கல்வி உதவி அறக்கட்டளை

♦ அண்ணல் அம்பேத்கர் மணிமண்டபம் - சென்னை, 2000

♦ பட்டியலின சாதனையாளர்களுக்கு அம்பேத்கர் பெயரில் தமிழக அரசின் விருது

♦ எல்லாவற்றுக்கும் மேலாக அம்பேத்கருடைய சொந்த மாநிலத்தில் அவருடை பெயரை ஒரு பல்கலைகழகத்துக்கு..

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#Ambedkar #Myleader

இந்திய அரசியலமைப்பு சட்ட மசோதாவை நிறைவேற்றி அதன் மீதான விவாதம் நடந்துக்கொண்டிருந்த காலம்.அன்று ஒரு மாலை அம்பேத்கர் தீவிரமாக பல புத்தகங்களை புரட்டிப்பார்த்து குறிப்புகள் எடுத்துக்கொண்டிருந்தார்.அவரின் வீட்டு பணியாளரான ரட்டு என்றும் இல்லாத அளவு இன்று அம்பேத்கர்
மிகவும் கவலையாகவும் படப்படப்புடனும் இருப்பதை பார்க்கிறார்.வேலைநேரம் முடிந்துவிட்டதால் விடைப்பேற வேண்டி அம்பேத்கரிடம் "சாப் என் வேலை முடிந்துவிட்டது நான் கிளம்புகிறேன் உங்களுக்கு வேறு எதாவது உதவி வேண்டுமா" என்கிறார்.அப்போது மாலை 6 மணி.
அன்பேத்கர் "ரட்டு எனக்கு ஒரு கப் சாய் மட்டும் வைத்துவிட்டு போக முடியுமா " என்கிறார்.ரட்டுவும் ஒரு கப் சாய் மேஜையின் மீது வைத்துவிட்டு விடைப்பெறுகிறார்.அடுத்த நாள் காலை 6 மணிக்கு ரட்டு வந்துப்பார்க்கும்போது திடுக்கிட்டு நிற்கிறார்.மேஜை மீது வைக்கப்பட்ட தேநிர் குடிக்கப்படவில்லை
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Celebration of 23rd Annual day of Dalit Seva Sanghatna and 130th Birth anniversary of Dr. B R #Ambedkar

Union Minister @shripadynaik to attend the event at Ravindra Bhawan, Margao, #Goa shortly

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Celebration of 23rd Annual day of Dalit Seva Sanghatna and 130th Birth anniversary of Dr. B R #Ambedkar at Ravindra Bhawan, Margao, #Goa

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Celebration of 23rd Annual day of Dalit Seva Sanghatna and 130th Birth anniversary of Dr. B R #Ambedkar in #Goa

Union Minister @shripadynaik lights the traditional lamp in the presence of Rajya Sabha MP @TendulkarBJP

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The 2k kids are very different. My elder son who is in 8 (#CBSE) had to submit an assignment for the Social Sciences subject yesterday (which was the deadline) and was quite restless about the same.This is not the case normally as he is quite self reliant and organized.(1/8)
Ram and I stepped in to help him. The assignment demanded students to put up a picture which depicts #secularism, write a few lines about (glorifying) #secularism and further write about three major religions of India.(2/8)
My son exclaimed us saying it was you people who enlightened me about what is happening in our country in the name of #secularism and I have also read and understood about it. If I do an assignment glorifying something which I don't believe in just for the sake of marks, (3/8)
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Throughout the history of Indo-Pak region, we had the intellectual dwarfs telling us what #Muslims should do. How dare Muslims to live under Muslim rule?

#ColonialFeminism has been in existence as long as #feminism, almost a joke now (but we have to care, to protect #Kashmir 1/n
..from this species).

Earlier, we exchanged our destiny with massacres & genocides for #Hindu rulers, or the #secularists.

The #fascist outburst in recent decades turned them as 'guardians of Muslims', framing it as '#Hindutva vs. #Secularists', imposing #Ambedkar as the.. 2/n
...solution with a holy excuse of #Dalit discourse (one more #Hindu).

But as the tide is rising, the two nation theory is back again with full force. And Insha Allah we will see many more #Islamic #republics in #Kashmir, #Maldives, #EastPakistan & elsewhere.

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You see, if you look @ Dr Ambedkar merely as an icon or a personality, you're mistaken. Well, I can blame the left-liberal for toning him down to the status of anti-caste reformer & also the right-wing for appropriating him conveniently.

Thread: 'what actually is Ambedkar?'
When I'm saying #Ambedkar, I am foundationally referring to an aggregated state of critical consciousness too. Ambedkar was more than a human being. Ambedkar reflects the maxim of 'educate, organise, agitate'

When I'm saying #Ambedkar, I am also equating the position with a cognition over economics, sociology, history, anthropology, gender, politics and law. Thus, qualifying the interdisciplinary axiom as intersectional consciousness.

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It's a privilege to be a Hindu, in this nation, amidst the demography of Muslims, Avarnas, Christians or Adivasis. But, especially when it comes to beef or cow smuggling, it's a "cherry on a cake" privilege if you're a Brahmin, Rajput or OBC amongst Hindus.

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This whole thread consist of snippets and excerpts on the matter of Hindus involvement in cow smuggling business & hate politics against Muslims, via an article (May 2021 issue) from @thecaravanindia, followed by few tweets from my end on Hindu religion's support for beef.

This whole phenomenon I call it "cowmunism" which is inherently political, apathetic & hypocritical.

To begin with one of this 'ism' feature, let's ratiocinate that the esoteric intent of Hindus involvement has also to do with getting access to the clout of cow smuggling.

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On the 68th anniversary of #JohnDewey's death, here's a nice read about the pragmatist's legacy. Among other ways, Dewey's thought was influential internationally through his students, #Ambedkar and #HuShih #pragmatism #jaibhim @saap @DeweySociety…
#Ambedkar took inspiration from Dewey, and others, and created a unique version of non-foundationalist #pragmatism in India, one that used #equality, #liberty, and #fraternity as ends-in-view or ideals. He also owned more books by or about Dewey than any other contemporary author
If you're interested in the relationship between #Dewey and #Ambedkar, here's a place to start. My research and conclusions have grown since this post, but it's a helpful beginning. #jaibhim…
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