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Massive protests in Bengaluru – Removal of Ambedkar photo by a Judge

A huge protest march was held in Bengaluru, Karnataka on 19th February, (Saturday) demanding that a district judge who objected to placing Bhimrao Ambedkar’s portrait next to Mahatma Gandhi’s portrait on 26th January, Republic Day in Raichur be suspended. The massive rally which clogged the Anand Rao circle flyover, prompted Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai to …

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Babasaheb Ambedkar’s ideas influenced the enactment of many subsequent pro women Acts

Babasaheb Ambedkar’s ideas influenced the enactment of many subsequent pro-women Acts viz. ————————————————— Sati Prevention Act, 1987, Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961, The Family Courts Act, 1984, Protection of Human Right Act, 1993, The Maternity Benefit Act 1961, Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956, The Child Marriage Restraint Act, 1929, The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976, The National …

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26 January Republic Day Special : Birth of a nation

“Looking back at India’s first republic day” India also known as ” *Bharat* ” is a union of States. India’s defining moment– the day it freed itself completely from the shackles of colonialism to become a truly sovereign state — had arrived 3 years after it gained independence. Between 15th August 1947 and 26th January …

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Fatima Sheikh: India’s First Muslim Woman Educator

India’s First Muslim Woman Educator, who took to teaching Dalit children at the school run by Savitribai and Jyotiba Phule. She helped Savitribai set up their first girls’ school called “Indigenous Library”, in her own house, thus challening the upper caste Hindus as well as the orthodox Muslims. Fatima Sheikh offered refuge to Savitribai and …

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Manusmruti Dahan- A milestone in the history of Indian feminist and Revolutionary movement.

*Manusmruti Dahan- A milestone in the history of Indian feminist and Revolutionary movement.* Indian Stree Mukti Diwas/ Day for Women’s Dignity is commemorated of burning the Manusmruti by Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar on 25th December 1927 at Mahad. Manusmruti a book which epitomized and legitimised the subhuman existence of the socially and culturally downtrodden in the …

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