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    Indian leaders a discussion- Dr. Ambedkar

    Last time I made a thread on Jawaharlal Nehru. In continuation let us understand about the leader who chaired our drafting committee to constitution. Members are invited to share their view on Dr. Ambedkar, his ideas , contribution and views on his polititics.
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    Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (14 April 1891 – 6 December 1956) is also known as Baba Saheb. He was a jurist, economist, politician and social reformer. He promoted the Dalit Buddhist Movement. He also worked against social discrimination against Untouchables.He supported the rights of women and labour. He was Independent India's first law minister and the main architect of the Constitution of India.
    Ambedkar obtained doctorates in economics from Columbia University and also from the London School of Economics. He gained a lot of good name as a scholar in law, economics and political science. He started his career as an economist. Later he joined politics. He fought for India's independence. He published articles advocating political rights and social freedom for Dalits. He contributed a lot to our country. He joined in new Congress government as the independent Nation's first Law Minister. He was appointed Chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee.He was posthumously conferred Bharat Ratna in 1990

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    Ambedkar has become a political compulsion of all the political parties in India because of obvious reasons. There are many controversies with respect to whether Ambedkar took part in the freedom struggle or not and his conversion to other religion. But apart from the controversies, I think that he would be remembered in the Indian history for the following three contributions.

    1. Being the chairman of the drafting committee of the constitution, He took part in the debates of high intellect and national importance. His drafting work was praised by all. The constitution became a principle book for Indians.

    2. Poona Pact between Mahatma Gandhi and Ambedkar was a blow to the divide and rule policy of the British.Gandhi was on fast to oppose the decision of giving separate electorates to dalits in provincial assemblies by the British. To put an end to this fast, Amdbedkar met gandhi in Yerwada Jail and finalised this pact in 1932. According to this, dalits would be given a proportionate representation in state assemblies and central govt.. The govt. will take care of the interests of the dalits including their education and employment.
    This way, Ambedkar thought of a united India. He was against formation of Pakistan.

    3. The Hindu Code Bill: He was also given the responsibility of drafting Hindu Code Bill by the then PM, Jawaharlal Nehru. This bill became law for the majority of the population of India. This was the first step towards the uniform code for all Indians. The rightist organisations opposed these laws.

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