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RSS-affiliated journals: ‘Heinous attempts to combine Ambedkar with Marx’

The Organiser editorial noted that while reservation was based on “caste also”, Ambedkar’s “main goal was to avoid the feeling of alienation and separation on the basis of caste”.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
Updated: April 12, 2016 3:53:06 am
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In the run-up to the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of Dr B R Ambedkar, RSS-affiliated journals Panchjanya and Organiser have dedicated their latest issues to the Dalit icon, calling for the “need to implement the spirit of reservation more vigorously”.

The Organiser editorial noted that while reservation was based on “caste also”, Ambedkar’s “main goal was to avoid the feeling of alienation and separation on the basis of caste”. “There is a need to implement the spirit of reservation more vigorously and genuinely, beyond short-term political considerations, so that we can attain the social equality and fraternity expected by Babasaheb as early as possible.”

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In an apparent attack on the Congress, the Organiser said: “A more sinister attempt is being made by the people who were responsible for the partition of this motherland, to forge an alliance with some Ambedkarite groups.”

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While slamming the Left and Left-backed student unions for making ‘Jai Bhim’ and ‘Lal Salam’ their joint slogans, the editorial claimed that “when heinous attempts are being made to combine Ambedkar with Marx or to limit his leadership to a caste group, there is a need to develop a spirit of consensual legacy”.

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“While dealing with both these forces we have to remind them that though Babasaheb criticised and denounced the rotten customs of Hinduism, when he had to find an alternative path, instead of going for foreign originated Semitic religions or divisive ideologies, he preferred the path of Buddha, simply because he was aware of the cultural spirit of his motherland,” it noted.

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