Wednesday, April 13, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Dalits threaten to block traffic over Ambedkar memorial issue

Dalits threaten to block traffic over Ambedkar memorial issue
PTI | 09:04 PM,Apr 12,2011

Indore, Apr 12 (PTI) Dalits from Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and
Chhattisgarh have threatened to block the Delhi-Nagpur rail-road
traffic to protest against the Centre not according the Rajghat-like
status to Dr B R Ambedkar National Memorial in the national capital.
"Delhi based Dr Ambedkar Memorial is wearing a deserted look because
of centre's neglect over the last eight years and dalits are upset
over this issue," Dr Ambedkar Parinirvan Bhumi Samman Karyamaram
Samiti President Indresh Gajbhiye told reporters here. He said that
though several dalit organisations have been demanding that Ambedkar
Memorial should be given Rajghat- type status, the centre has not done
anything about it. Gajbhiye said that different organisations would
meet at Nagpur on April 24 to decide on blocking of train movement
between Delhi and Nagpur. He said that the architect of Indian
constitution breathed his last at a house situated on 26 Alipur Road
in Delhi on December 6,1956 and Ambedkar Memorial has come up there
which was dedicated to the nation in 2003.

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