This website is dedicated to our great savior Dr. B. R. Ambedkar in the memory of Babu Mangu Ram Mugowalia, our great freedom fighter & the founder of Ad Dharm
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BABU MANGU RAM
MUGGOWALIA

AND EMANCIPATION
OF THE DALITS
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ARE NOT THE
UNTOUCHABLES
A SEPARATE ELEMENT?


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SAHIB SHRI
KANSHI RAM JI’S INTERVIEW
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Dr. Ronki Ram’s discussion on Day & Night Channel (December 17, 2013) https://www.youtube.com/watch?
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BABU MANGU RAM MUGGOWALIA
 AND DALIT IDENTITY IN PUNJAB 

AMBEDKARTIMES.COM PAYS TRIBUTE TO MUGOWALIA
Ambedkartimes.com pays floral tribute to Ghadri Baba Babu Mangu Ram Muggowalia,
the founder of the Ad Dharm movement in Punjab, on his 34th death anniversary.

Prem Kumar Chumber Editor-In-Chief: Ambedkar Times & Desh Doaba

Babu Mangu Ram Muggowalia founded Ad Dharm movement for the emancipation and empowerment of his people. He organized all the ex-untouchable castes falling under the then category of the Depressed Classes in Punjab and reminded them of their rich heritage. He told them how they were reduced into worse than slaves in their own land by the alien Aryans who brought with them their sick social system called caste and oppressed them with the whip of untouchability. He told his people that for them the real battle is the battle against the Chaturvarna system of Brahminical Hinduism. He reiterated that Scheduled Castes are neither Hindu nor Sikh. They are also neither Muslim nor Christian. They are the original inhabitants of this ancient land called Bharat (he called it Hind). Their real religion (Ad Dharm) was much older than Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and Sikhism. All these religion are born after Ad Dharm, the real religion of the original inhabitants of India. He said that the Hindus did not only subjugate them but also made their religion oblivious; and thus made the ex-untouchables their slaves. He said that real freedom for the indigenous people will be to liberate themselves not only from the British rulers but also from Brahmanism.

He struggled hard to convince British rulers to include Ad Dharm in the Census list of 1931 as a separate religion of the Depressed Classes in Punjab in 1931. A great victory of the Dalits indeed! Babu Mangu Ram Mugowalia became the pioneer of seeking political power as a key to all the problems of the community. In 1937, his Ad Dharm won 7 out of all the 8 reserved seats in Punjab. He also stood like a rock with Dr. Ambedkar in his tirade against caste annihilation at the national level. During Dr. Ambedkar's fight with Gandhi at the Roundtable Conferences in London (1930-32), Babu Mangu Ram Mugowalia sent telegrams in support of the former as the leader of the untouchables in India against Gandhi. In 1946, Babu Mangu Ram Mugowalia was elected to the Punjab Legislative Assembly from Hoshiarpur.

Through his consistent efforts, people of Punjab became aware of their rights. They started recognizing their true position in the given circumstances which helped them shape their identity in a distinct way. Ad Dharm gave them their true Gurus, cultural symbols, prayers, organizations and religion, which they are very proud of. On this day, January 14, 2013, Ambedkartimes.com, Ambedkartimes.org, Deshdoaba.com and Ambedkar Times & Desh Doaba newspapers fondly remember Babu Mangu Ram Muggowalia Ji, the architect of distinct Punjabi Dalit identity. 


Posted on www.ambedkartimes.com on April 22, 2014

BABASAHEB AMBEDKAR – A TRIBUTE (Ramesh Chander (Ambassador, IFS Rtd.)
India is witnessing the dance of democracy in the run up to the parliamentary elections. It is just a co-incident that Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s birth anniversary (April 14) falls in the months of parliamentary elections (April –May) for the last so many years. Every time one thinks or writes about the functioning of parliamentary democracy in India, it is natural to remember Dr. Ambedkar.
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AMBEDKARTIMES.COM REMEMBERS
SAHIB KANSHI RAM JI ON HIS BIRTHDAY

Prem Kumar Chumber (Editor-In-Chief) chumbermedia@yahoo.com
www.ambedkartimes.com , www.ambedkartimes.org, www.deshdoaba.com

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FABO UK welcomes the reports Caste in Britain

Dear All,

The Federation of Ambedkarite & Buddhist Organisations UK (FABO UK) welcomes the reports  Caste in Britain by the independent researchers commissioned by the Equality and Human Rights. These reports follow months of stakeholder engagement that included FABO UK's input.  The EHRC has delivered on its commitment to produce the reports. Now the Government needs to meet theirs and issue the promised consultation before the end of March 2014 and finally begin the process (without further unnecessary delay) to implement the law agreed by Parliament in April 2013.
Arun Kumar
General Secretary
Federation of Ambedkarite & Buddhist Organisations UK
(
07909828750)

Posted on www.ambedkartimes.com , March 3, 2014)

In India, ‘Bhakti’ or what may be called the path of devotion or hero-worship plays a part in politics unequalled in magnitude by the part it plays in the politics of any other of the world. ‘Bhakti’ in religion may be a road to salvation of the soul. But in politics, ‘Bhakti’ or hero-worship is a sure road to degradation and to eventual dictatorship. Babasaheb Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar

Senator Corbett Responds to DSS Report
Regarding Valley Springs Manor

Will Soon Introduce Needed Inspection, Facility Closure Legislation (Read more)

Press released by:Sergio Reyes
on January 8, 2014
Contact: (916) 651-4010

WIECKOWSKI URGES STATE TO RELEASE INFORMATION
ON FUKUSHIMA DISASTER’S RISK TO CALIFORNIA BEACHES
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Press note released by
Jeff Barbosa
January 7, 2014

This site has been dedicated to Bharat Rattan Baba Sahib Dr. Bhim Rao Ramji Ambedkar in the memory of Babu Mangu Ram Muggowalia, Gadharite and founder of Ad Dharm Movement in Punjab. The sole aim of this site is to highlight the plight of the Mulnivasis (Inhabitants) of India who have not only been deprived of their due share in the wealth of their own country, but had also been subjected to untold miseries over centuries. Atrocities against them are still rampant in almost all the parts of the country. Hardly a day passes when there is no news about the social boycott or physical repression of all sorts on them. Ambedkartimes.com is duty bound to highlight all such incidents as well as to seek and articulate some solid perspective for the amelioration of this age-old problem old social exclusion and blatant violation of the basic human rights of the Dalit brethren.

I once again thanks for your kind support and also expect the same in future too so that this modest attempt would continue in the service of our community. www.ambedkartimes.com deeply welcome your suggestions for its better functioning. This is your web site and it is you who have to make it successful. Kindly send your valuable articles, news reports, and opinions regularly, we would be pleased to carry them gratefully.
Prem K. Chumber (Editor: ambedkartimes.com)

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