Ambedkarite IPS made pillar like Bhima Koregaon
Bulandshahr, UP. You will remember 20th March in the year 2018. When the Dalit society was angry against the amendment in the SC-ST Act law. Against this, on April 2, the Dalit community took to the streets in different parts of the country. During this violence, 13 Dalit youths were martyred. In the memory of these martyrs, a 53 feet high ‘Bahujan Kranti Stambh’ has been built in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, which is going to be inaugurated on 2 April 2023.
By Ashok Dash
On the lines of the Bhima Koregaon pillar, this Bahujan Kranti pillar is almost ready to be built in Sarai village located in Syana area of Bulandshahr. What is the story of its making, who is making it, what else will happen here, know everything in this news-
On 20 March 2018, the Supreme Court gave a decision. In this decision, several amendments were made in the SC-ST Act. The top court had said in its decision that the arrest of a public servant under the SC-ST Act cannot be done without the approval of the appointing authority.
Along with this, common people can also be arrested only after the approval of the police captain i.e. SSP. Whereas earlier there was a rule of arrest immediately after the complaint. Dalits have understood that the SC-ST Act meant for their protection is being weakened.
What was it then, after this change, various organizations of Dalit society called for Bharat Bandh on 2 April 2018. During this, lakhs of people came on the road. There were big demonstrations especially in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. During this, 13 people died in a clash with the police, whom the Dalit community called martyrs. This Bahujan Kranti Stambh is being built in his memory.
How will be the Bahujan Revolution Pillar
This pillar will be 48 feet high. There will be Ashoka Chakra of 5 feet diameter above it. This Ashok Chakra is of steel. According to the law of science, it will change color three times in three hours of the day. It is blue in the morning, silver in the afternoon and gold at sunset. On one side of the pillar, statues of all the 13 people who were martyred in the April 2 movement will be installed, while on the other side there will be inscriptions of Ambedkar and Buddha. Along with this, Babasaheb Ambedkar’s philosophy of life would also be written on the stones.
Who is making this pillar
Behind this exercise is PCS officer B.P. There is Ashok, who has recently become an IPS after being promoted. B.P. Ashok’s father Dr. Devisingh Ashok has also been an IPS. For those associated with the Ambedkarite movement, B.P. Ashok is a well known name. Sarai village where this pillar is being built is B.P. Ashoka’s native village. Saddened by the violence after the SC-ST Act, he even offered his resignation to the President.
B.P. Ashoka says that the Bahujan Kranti Stambh will be a symbol of national unity and integrity. At present, thousands of people are reported to gather on the occasion of its inauguration on 2 April. At present, this pillar has become a topic of discussion in this entire area.
Courtesy : Dalit Dastak
Note: This news piece was originally published in dalitdastak.com and used purely for non-profit/non-commercial purposes exclusively for Human Rights.
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