Scuffle Breaks Out Between Jignesh Mevani’s Supporters And BJP MPs During Ambedkar Birth Anniversary Celebration in Ahmedabad
Jignesh Mevani's supporters allegedly tried to stop BJP MPs and members from garlanding B R Ambedkar's statue
New Delhi, April 14: A scuffle involving supporters of Independent MLA Jignesh Mevani and Bharatiya Janata Party leaders broke out during the celebration of BR Ambedkar birth anniversary in Ahmedabad on Saturday. The fight began when Jignesh Mevani’s supporters allegedly tried to stop BJP MPs and members from garlanding B R Ambedkar’s statue, a news agency ANI reported.
- President and Prime Minister greeted nation on this occasion through tweets
- Recently, vandalizing of statues and busts of B R Ambedkar was reported from many places
The Mevani supporters raised slogans against the BJP MPs and members, as reported. The event was organized to celebrate the birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar. In his tweet, Mevani mentioned the detained activists names.
Ahmedabad: Ruckus at an event on the occasion of #AmbedkarJayanti as MLA Jignesh Mevani’s supporters tried to obstruct BJP MPs & members from garlanding BR Ambedkar’s statue. #Gujarat pic.twitter.com/eghNs9TDfG
— ANI (@ANI) April 14, 2018
बीजेपी के नेताओ का विरोध करते वक्त सुबोध परमार, भरत शाह, जगदीश चावड़ा, राजु वलवईकर (आदिवासी नेता) और बिपिन रॉय (दलित पेंथर) को सारंगपुर से डिटेइन किया गया। अभी कालुपुर पोलिस स्टेशन रखा गया है।
— Jignesh Mevani (@jigneshmevani80) April 14, 2018
Recently, statues and busts of B R Ambedkar were also vandalized at many places. The statue and bust vandalization spree began when the statue of Communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin was brought down in Tripura after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept the state assembly elections 2018.
On this occasion, President Ram Nath Kovind greeted the nation and said in his tweet, “An icon of our nation, Dr. Ambedkar was a multifaceted personality who waged a life-long struggle for a modern India free of caste and other prejudices, ensuring equal rights for women and for the disadvantaged.” Prime Minister Narendra Modi also greeted citizens on the occasion of Baba Saheb’s birth anniversary.
Homage to Dr B.R. Ambedkar on his birth anniversary. An icon of our nation, Dr Ambedkar was a multifaceted personality who waged a life-long struggle for a modern India free of caste and other prejudices, ensuring equal rights to women and for the disadvantaged #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) April 14, 2018
Greetings on Ambedkar Jayanti. Pujya Babasaheb gave hope to lakhs of people belonging to the poorest and marginalised sections of society. We remain indebted to him for his efforts towards the making of our Constitution.
सभी देशवासियों को अम्बेडकर जयंती की शुभकामनाएं। जय भीम! pic.twitter.com/NZW6QsKgN0
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 14, 2018
Bahujan Samaj Party’s chief Mayawati attacked Modi saying that commemorating places related to Baba Saheb’s life and inaugurating schemes in his name, will in no way lead to the development of Dalits.
I want to tell Modi Ji and his govt that commemorating places related to Baba Saheb’s life and inaugurating schemes in his name, will in no way lead to development of Dalits: BSP’s Mayawati #AmbedkarJayanti pic.twitter.com/xfp4Mt8qPl
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) April 14, 2018
On April 2, various Dalit organizations had called for a countrywide bandh to protest against the Supreme Court’s order on Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.
Who was B R Ambedkar: Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar also known as Babasaheb or B. R. Ambedkar was born on April 14, 1891. Ambedkar Saab was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who stimulated the Dalit Buddhist Movement and campaigned against social discrimination against Untouchables since he was a Dalit too and also supported the rights of women and labor. He was independent India’s very first minister of law, the principal architect of the Constitution of India and a founding father of the Republic of India.