Or­gan­iser Pitches for Vig­or­ous Im­ple­men­ta­tion of Reser­va­tion

‘It is un­for­tu­nate peo­ple who thrive on a di­vi­sive & vi­o­lent ide­ol­ogy are try­ing to ap­pro­pri­ate legacy of Dr Ambed­kar’ ‘RSS, BJP Pro­tect­ing Manu’s Ide­ol­ogy’

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tive legacy” pub­lished in pro-RSS jour­nal ‘Or­gan­iser’ mag­a­zine.

“There is a need to im­ple­ment the spirit of reser­va­tion more vig­or­ously and gen­uinely, be­yond short-term po­lit­i­cal con­sid­er­a­tions, so that we can at­tain the so­cial equal­ity and fra­ter­nity ex­pected by Babasa­heb as early as pos­si­ble,” it said. The edi­to­rial said a more ‘sin­is­ter at­tempt’ is be­ing made by peo­ple re­spon­si­ble for the par­ti­tion of this moth­er­land, to forge an al­liance with some Ambed­karite groups. From Vedas to the mod­ern Con­sti­tu­tion­al­ism pro­pounded by Babasa­heb Ambed­kar “is our col­lec- tive legacy and it is the heritage of this moth­er­land, which as chil­dren of this revered tra­di­tion, it is our duty not only to cher­ish but to nur­ture this legacy,” it said. De­scrib­ing Ambed­kar as a ‘feather in the cap in this tra­di­tion of de­vout chil­dren’, the jour­nal said, “It is un­for­tu­nate that the peo­ple who thrive on a for­eign, di­vi­sive and vi­o­lent ide­ol­ogy, are con­ve­niently try­ing to ap­pro­pri­ate the legacy of Dr Ambed­kar, for­get­ting the fact that it was Babasa­heb who re­vived the re­formist zeal of our an­cient civil­i­sa­tion in the mod­ern era, along with Dr Hedge­war.”

Hit­ting out at the RSS and the BJP, Congress vice-pres­i­dent Rahul Gandhi on Mon­day said while his party was try­ing to de­stroy Manu’s ide­ol­ogy of caste sys­tem, they were try­ing to pro­tect it. Ad­dress­ing a rally here as part of BR Ambed­kar’s 125th birth an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions, he said: “The Congress talks about equal­ity... the RSS and the BJP pro­tects Manu’s ide­ol­ogy. This is the truth of our coun­try.”

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