Wednesday, November 3, 2010

[ZESTCaste] Ambedkar: I am awake because my people are still sleeping


Dear friends,


You must have read the story of a reporter's visit to Jinnah, Gandhi and Ambedkar. I will narrate it again for anyone who has not already heard it:


Around the time of Independence, a press reporter went to visit Jinnah at night. He was sleeping. He went to Gandhi who was also fast asleep. Finally he went to Dr Ambedkar's house late at night. Babasaheb was awake. The reporter asked him why he was awake when Gandhi and Jinnah were sleeping. He replied: 'They are asleep because their people are awakened. But I am awake because my people are still sleeping.'


I posted an "Open Letter to Obama …petition" a while ago. So far it has received 148 endorsements. Dalits appear to be a small minority among the endorsers. Are you guys still sleeping, more than 60 years after independence?


Come on guys and gals, all that you need to do is click on the following link, read the letter if you have not read it yet, (I am sure you would like it,) and then sign the same!





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