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Dance of the Devils

Five decades ago Babasaheb Ambedkar had disowned the Constitution and condemned it as a useless document. Today, with the right wing trampling on the spirit of the Constitution even while celebrating Ambedkar as the architect of the document, his denunciatory words ring true.

Babasaheb Ambedkar once said, “We built a temple for god to come in... but before the god could be installed ...the devil had taken possession of it.” His words were in explanation of an earlier outburst in the Rajya Sabha, where Ambedkar denounced those who called him the architect of the Constitution. By this time Ambedkar had not only disowned the Constitution—accusing the Congress of having used him as a hack—but also condemned the document as useless.

The devilry of the rulers has grown manifold, since then. If Ambedkar had been around in the past few months, he would have either given up his life in disgust like Rohith Vemula of University of Hyderabad (HCU) or got charged for sedition and being anti-national like Kanhaiya Kumar of Jawaharlal Nehru University.

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