Buddha had said, “Charit bhikhhve charikum, Bahujan hitay, Bahujan Sukhay, Ataan Vitaap lokayunkampaay aadi kalyan, madhya kalyan, ant kalyan.” (The ideology that is in the interests of the majority, in which lies the happiness of the majority, which seeks the welfare of the majority in the beginning, in the middle and in the end – that ideology should prevail). The ideology of BAMCEF is in the interest of the majority.
The objective of this organization is to change the system of inequality and discrimination in this country and to build a society and nation based on the constitutional concepts of equality, liberty and fraternity.
No organization in the country is as big as BAMCEF but we do not get space in the media. The reason is clear. The Indian media is brahmanical. It has the same attitude towards reporting incidents of violence against women. It kicks up a big row on issues involving the urban elite but keeps mum when Bahujan women, who are already facing the scourge of casteism, become victims of violence. Brahmanical powers have done everything they can to put BAMCEF down. But BAMCEF is still the only organization in the country that has representatives of 3,200 of the 6,000 castes in India as its members. They have joined BAMCEF because it is the only alternative before them – the only organization that can liberate them from brahminism.
Unfortunately, a section of the Bahujan leadership has lost its way and has strayed from the path of pro-Bahujan ideology. They are playing politics of power. This puts even greater responsibility on us. (As told to Dr Naresh “Sagar”)
Published in the July 2015 issue of the FORWARD Press magazine