Nobody Can Afford to Ignore Ambedkar, But All Ignore Justice for Dalits
It is customary to remember Dr BR Ambedkar on December 6, his death anniversary. But on Mahaparinirvana Diwas, it is important to ask if India has let down the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe communities, for whom Ambedkar struggled all his life. In this interview, NewsClick speaks with Edwin, senior researcher and with the Citizens Vigilance and Monitoring Committee, on the implementation of The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of) Atrocities Act, 1989. If the basis of an equal society is the prevention of discrimination and violence based on exclusion, how well has India fared? Watch to find out the startling and sobering revelations in the CVMC report, which is based entirely on government data.
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