Mr Kovind said the best tribute to him will be to build a just, egalitarian and developed India and an India that lives up to the republican ethic that Dr Ambedkar shaped and defined for people and for future generations. This Fundamental Right ensured that every Indian has the right to a dignified life. He is popularly called as Baba Saheb Ambedkar, who campaigned against social discrimination against Dalit aka untouchables and also supported the rights of women and labourers. You need not pick up weapons. He said Babasaheb has given us the Constitution which ensures equal rights and justice to all and the government is committed to protect it.
Violent protests on April 2 and April 10 during Bharat bandhs - the first against the Supreme Court ruling on the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities Act) and the second by upper caste groups against reservation - had also put senior police officials into a tizzy in Bihar. "Those found to be lax will not be spared", S.K. Singhal, additional director-general of police (ADG), headquarters, said on Friday.
"The BJP and RSS have an "anti-dalit" mindset as their government has abolished the sub-plan for SC/STs, have talked of ending reservation and amendment to the Constitution which was framed by Ambedkar", she said.
The people of India paid rich tribute to Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar on his 127th birth anniversary today.
In Ahmedabad, five men, including members of Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch (RDAM), were detained when they tried to protest garlanding of Ambedkar's statue at Sarngpur in Ahmedabad by BJP MP Kirit Solanki.
Earlier, Dalits led by Thakor Solanki, leader of a local union of Dalits, raised slogans against Gandhi as police prevented them from garlanding the statue. To mark the occasion and to pay floral tributes to Dr. Ambedkar, a function will be organized by the A & N Administration at the statue of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar near the main entrance of Ambedkar Auditorium, at 9.30 am tomorrow.