PM Modi gave the sandals to Ratli Bai under the ‘Charan Paduka Yojana’, a Chhattisgarh BJP government scheme. Started back in November 2005, it entitled one male member per family of a tendu patta collector to free footwear every year.
Appealing to Maoists, PM Narendra Modi referenced Ambedkar and said, “I want to tell the youth who have taken to the path of violence that Babasaheb has given us the Constitution, all the protection you want is in the Constitution."
Across UP, Ambedkar statues have been vandalised, putting the state government and Dalits on the edge. In many villages, people are standing guard, mindful of what such vandalism has led to in the past
Returning for the second chapter of the “March for Science” in the city, over 250 people from the scientific community stood in solidarity with the international March for Science, which, this year was held globally on Saturday.