Dr. Ambedkar is still the most hated man in Hindu India.
Nanded University was partitioned from the Marathwada University in 1994 and was given the name of Swami Ramanand Teerth overnight. No objections whatsoever, no 'pith-vidyapith' drama, no killings under Swami's name, nothing of any sort.
And it required a struggle of 16 long years to earn the name of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar for a bloody university. And at what cost?
This is how Wikipedia describes the struggle... 'Riots affected 1,200 villages in Marathwada, impacting on 25,000 Dalits and causing thousands of them to seek safety in jungles. The terrorised Dalits did not return to their villages in spite of starvation. This violence took many forms, including killings, molestation and rape of Dalit women, burning of houses and huts, pillaging of Dalit colonies, forcing Dalits out of villages, polluting drinking water wells, destruction of cattle and refusal to employ. In many villages Dalit colonies were burned. The burning houses in Marathwada region affected 900 Dalit households. Upper caste rioters demolished basic household items that the Dalit possessed. They even burned the fodder stocks owned by Dalits. The bridges and culverts were intentionally broken or damaged to paralyse the military and police aid in villages during the time of attacks. Upper caste mobs attacked government property including government hospitals, railway station, gram panchayat offices, state transport buses, District Council-operated school buildings, the telephone system and the government godowns, the communal property of ₹ 300 million was damaged. The Marathwada region was under siege of violence for over two years. The Dalits were wrecked economically and psychologically. Many Dalit protesters were physically injured and many died including those protesters who lost their lives during the police repression.
(From Milind Patil's facebook wall)
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