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A thread on some quotes from @gautambhatia88’s “The transformative constitution “In equality jurisprudence, the approach of focusing on the disproportionately exclusionary impact if politics rather than their formal character or motive is known as disparate impact”
“It is based on the premise that inequality and discrimination result not (only) from individual hostile acts, but from structures and institutions.” @gautambhatia88 Only in brackets important & added by me.
An test for entry may be “neutral” but yet exclude by aligning with exclusionary institutions; if an physical entrance test for firefighter includes activities not necessary for fulfilling duties and unintentionally poses #gender-barriers, deserves to be struck down. #NoteToSelf
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Judge G R Wani, a muslim Judge wrote in her bail order for Bitta Karate - "I know this man is guilty, but the prosecutor is not interested in prosecuting the case."

This was the perversion of democracy that 3% #KashmiriPandits faced as a majority in Kashmir valley.
@neelakantha The minority 97% Kashmiri Muslims committed a genocide on the majority 3% Kashmiri Pandits. Remember Hindus are majority, wherever they be.

Approx. 1,40,000 Kashmiri Pandits were arm-twisted, bullied, looted, maimed, stabbed, raped, killed, slaughtered. 1,00,000 fled.
@neelakantha Our pervert democracy stood silent, shameless to not even shed a tear or two, insolent to go as far as shaking hands with murderers-terrorists turned separatists like Yasin Malik.

#Bangladesh found the spine to try it's war criminals, We can't. Is this how #Ambedkar imagined it?
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யா ர் அ ம் பே த் க ர் ?💙

உலகம் முழுக்க இவருக்கு சிலை இருக்கிறது.
இந்தியாவில் மட்டும்தான் இவரின் சிலையைச் சுற்றி இரும்பு வலை இருக்கிறது.

இவர் இந்தியாவிலிருந்து வெளிநாட்டுக்கு வேலை செய்யப்போன அன்னல் அல்ல,
வெளிநாட்டில் படித்துவிட்டு இந்தியாவுக்கு சேவை செய்யவந்த அன்னல்.

இவரை பிடிக்காதவன்கூட வழக்கறிஞராகவிரும்பினால்...
இவர் இயற்றிய சட்டத்தைத்தான் படித்தாக வேண்டும்.

புத்தருக்குப்பிறகு இந்துமத சனாதர்மத்துக்கு எதிராக யுத்தம்செய்த முதல் சமூகநீதிப்போராளி இவர் ஒருவர்தான்.

காந்தி இல்லையென்றாலும் இந்தியாவுக்கு சுதந்திரம் கிடைத்திருக்கும்.
இவர் இல்லையென்றால் எளிய மனிதர்களுக்கான சுதந்திரம் கிடைத்திருக்காது.

இவர் வாங்கிய பட்டங்களை
வானத்தில் பறக்கவிட்டால் இந்தியாவே இருட்டாகிவிடும்.

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Did Patel, Ambedkar really oppose Article 370?First of all, very idea that a few members of previous Cabinet can be singled out by later-day historians/politicians to prove a point is flawed, as a Cabinet is supposed to function on the principle of collective responsibility.>>
Alleged opposition of Ambedkar & Patel to Article 370 is unsustainable defence for any step taken by today’s Cabinet, simply on this ground.
2nd, document & evidence show that the then Cabinet led by former PM Nehru worked on mutual consultations on the Kashmir issue.#Kashmir >
Besides, in Nehru’s day, all powers were not centralised /concentrated in PM’s Office, as has become norm today. Patel’s biographer Rajmohan Gandhi points out: ‘Gandhi, Nehru & Patel formed a crucial triumvirate that agreed that independent India would not be a Hindu Rashtra >>
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Today on Ambedkar’s 128th birth anniversary he is more politically and socially relevant than ever before. A thread on some of his writings (with links) that I think should be read by everyone. 1/n #ambedkar #ThoughtsofAmbedkar
Ambedkar’s writings on caste is well known. An absolute must read is “The Annhilation of Caste” which is a lecture he never gave. It published later as a book. It is a debate between the ideas of Gandhi and Ambedkar or the doctor versus the saint.… 2/n
In Annhilation, one section in particular on how the caste system is not the division of labour but the division of labourers.… 3/n
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PM @narendramodi commences the 50th edition of #MannKiBaat reminding listeners that this Golden Jubilee episode is indeed gilt-edged in every sense of the term.
PM @narendramodi revealed why he chose radio as a medium for #MannKiBaat reminiscing how during his travels in Himachal Pradesh in 1998 a lone tea-seller in a remote snow-clad hilly outpost informed him of India’s Nuclear tests after listening to the news on radio.(1/3)
“He must be listening to the radio all day; this was a medium that was truly connected with the masses…and it was a powerful means of getting across,” the PM thought.(2/3) #MannKiBaat
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I am currently reading this wonderful book by @Koenraad_Elst which gives amazing insight abt the defence of Godse and exposes the blunders commited by Gandhi (I refuse to use Mahatma), have decided that will be tweeting extracts from the same as I go along. #KnowYourLegacy
Untill now almost all the works published on Gandhi have been hagiographies with none really questioning Gandhi on some hard facts and hence this book comes as something fresh.. #KnowYourLegacy @muglikar_ @indiantweeter @TrueIndology
This book also provides an opportunity for the next gen to learn abt the mistakes commited during the freedom struggle and more importantly also abt the fact that it was not a single person or party which helped us attain independence #KnowYourLegacy @muglikar_ @TrueIndology
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