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Both Ambedkar and Bhagat Singh dreamt of an egalitarian India

Supporting more rights and a separate electorate for the Untouchables, Bhagat Singh wrote, “We regard their recent uniting to form their distinct identity, and also demanding representation equal to Muslims in legislatures, being equal to them in number, is a move in the right direction.”

Bhagat Singh, all of 23, and his associates Rajguru and Sukhdev were hanged by the British colonists on 23 March 1931. Three years before his hanging, in June 1928, Bhagat Singh’s article appeared in a newspaper called Kirti under the penname “Vidrohi”. That article, subsequently, was republished under the title “Achhoot Samasya”. The contents of the piece indicate that ideologically, Dr Ambedkar and Bhagat Singh had meeting points.

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Bhanwar Meghwanshi

Author, journalist and socio-cultural activist Bhanwar Meghwanshi is the editor of Shunyakal.com. His autobiography ‘Main ek Karsewak tha' is about his early days as a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker and how he left the organization and became its staunch critic. The English translation of the book was published recently under the title ‘I Could not be Hindu’.

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