DSS to celebrate B.R Ambedkar’s death anniversary unanimously

City Event Karnataka

Warn against disruptions

The Dalit Sangharsha Samiti, on Tuesday, announced that they will be celebrating the 65th death anniversary of Dr B.R Ambedkar on  December 6. 

DSS President H. Marappa made the announcement at a press conference at the Press Club of Bengaluru today. “We have called this press conference to let people know that we will celebrate the 65th Mahaparinirvan Divas. We will start marching towards Vidhan Soudha from Banapa Park,” he said. 

Marappa added that men, women, workers and students would offer one rose to BR Ambedkar’s statue at Vidhan Soudha. 

Dalit Sangharsh samiti was found in 1974 by B. Krishnappa, a professor and the pioneer of Dalit literary movement, to hold protests against Dalit oppression in Karnataka. 

When asked if their previous demands have been met, K. Tammaiya, a member of the organisation said: “Our demands for Ration cards and reservations for engineering students have been fulfilled. We made efforts to prioritise these demands, hence they have been fulfilled.”

The Observer also asked if the organisation is planning to hold any protests in the near future. Tammaiya said:” We will hold a protest if the issues are real and legally permissible. If people have any issue regarding anything, they can inform us and we will protest to seek justice.” 

However, the group has no plan to hold protests, as of now. 

President Marappa said they will not tolerate any discrimination against the community during the event. “We are warning against people who try to create a nuisance during the event. If anyone, no matter who it is, an MLA or MLC, tries to disrespect Babasaheb or throws discriminatory slurs against us, we will make sure that we surround their houses and hold protests.” 

About 1000 people are expected to participate at this event on 6th December.


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