Friday, April 15, 2011

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

Dalits threaten to block traffic over Ambedkar memorial issue
Published: Tuesday, Apr 12, 2011, 21:37 IST
Place: Indore | Agency: 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 BR
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

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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