Message to Mulnivasi Valmiki Jatti On Birth Anniversary of Rashtyapita Joytiba Phuley and Baba Sahib Ambedkar
M S Bahal (LONDON)
Co-coordinator BAMCEF, International network
First of all I congratulate and send my best wishes to all Indians Mulnivasis) ,where ever the live in this world,on the birth anniversary of all our Maha Purshans. Bamcef in the month of April don’t celebrate and salute to only Baba Sahib Ambedkar but to all our Mahanpurshans whose great scarifies lead us for freedom.
” To all the poor of my mother land
Who have the power forever.
For whom Ambedkar did stand
Give up poverty, but power never”
I am glad to inform the international oppressed people ( Mulnivasi) of India that since joining as a the members of Bamcef, I have attended and spoken to large number of the Valmiki Community as well.. From the platform of bamcef Hundreds of state convention of Mulnivasi Valmiki (Scavenging Caste) Mukti Samalans are held all over India.. It is a matter of immense satisfaction that “The Valmiki awakening campaign of Bamcef is in full swing”. Though I am unable to attend many Samalens time to time, but I always feel personally with them all the time and my heart and my mind is always with them… First of all, I congratulate all my Krantikari sathi for a worthy cause and send my best wishes to all of you where ever you are in this world .I hope you will have a grand success in taking the message and light of Phuley-Ambedkar ideology to dark quarters of Valmiki jati and drive out the false illusions of devilish thought of Mr. Gandhi. It is time to let the clean air of new thought sweep through the dwellings of Valmiki and rejuvenate some new hopes. Our fight is not for material gains, but for human dignity and self-respect. We want our share of political and economic progress proportion to our population. We have seen the fall of Slavery, Apathies, fascism and fundamentalism time has come to see the back of Casteism as well, which in intensity is for more sinful and tyrant than above regimes It doesn’t matter how powerful or wicked the regimes may be!, it has to end when people have decided to stand against it and confront it. If we didn’t wake up to out duties and stood up to the challenges of the day the history of India will register us as the most coward. Careless and week people who ever lived on this earth. There is no need for me to brief you about the sad effects of casteism. I know today the Baniya-Brahmin is very powerful, but surely not invincible, if Baba sahib can beat the hell out of them single handily, certainly we can also do so. Remember Baba sahib devoted his entire life to struggle for our liberation from inhuman bondage and the draconian clutches of the caste system. It is this devilish system, which robbed our ancestors for centuries and enslaved them like animals. All we have to do is sit together and work together. It not the money that brings the change it the will and determination of people that bring the change.
For the benefit of those who don’t know me, I would like to introduce myself briefly. I come from a Bhangi family from Distt. Jallandar Punjab. In my childhood I have gone through many insults humiliations, pains, suffering and depravation as many of my people are even going through today after 55 years of Independence have elapsed. I used to clean streets of my village with my mother where many of my classmates and teachers used to see me, with whom used to sit for studies. For them passing insulting remarks were fun but for me it was torturous. These Childhood insults made me stronger and determined to fight and fight this evil system wherever it exists and in whatever form it exists. Now I live in London and, for last 25 years engaged in the spread of Phuley -Ambedkar ideology internationally especially in the midst of the Valmiki jatti. I have studied Baba Sahib Ambedkar many times over and I have realised and believe that if any body have fought and worked for my freedom and equality- he is nobody, other than the great Baba Sahib Ambedkar. His life long struggle is directly responsible to provide me the equal opportunity to rise and rise to the level of any other Indian. I am strongly of this opinion that given the equal opportunity and facility to any Valmiki Jatti person, he is able and capable of rising to any level. You all know the history of India and fully aware of the appalling and despicable conditions of our ancestors, where they merely existed to stay alive. They were forced to take any menial job to survive. Therefore it is our duty to study and absorb the history carefully and with responsibility. Because our history have some great men and women who have come before us and their characters, achievements and deeds have transformed the character of the whole society. Such great people have immense power for good or for evil. Modem Indian history records two such personalities by the names of Dr. Ambedkar and Mr.Gandhi.
Ambedkar who fought for our good and Gandhi who did every thing evil.
Another thought which puzzles me is that, How we fell to this inhuman level? How we came to be treated worst than animals? Why we accepted deprivation of education every human right even human dignity? Why such a vast number counted in millions accepted such a demeaning status and for such a long time? How the brain washing of such a magnitude was carried out-for, which no parallel in human history can be found? These are the issues for our daily discussion as far as today’s topic is concern that where our Mukti (Valmiki Jatti emancipation) lies? Where do we go from here? There have been other oppressions in this world since the Evolution of man on this earth. Each community in trouble has produced great men to deal with their oppression and we had our great men too. Out of many men and women, name of Baba Sahib Ambedkar stand’s out. He pitied us, cried for us and died for us. Unfortunately my community has failed to recognise his sacrifice and services he rendered for my people. This I feel is the root cause of our downfall. Today we are the most visible untouchables; most hated and disliked community in India. I hold Mr.Gandhi and congress responsible for these obnoxious, unthinkable social conditions under which we are groaning today. As far as the Valmiki Jatti is concerned would Mr Gandhi have not made his phoney trips to our Basties (colonies), our social conditions be so doomed today. I believe Mr. Gandhi was the biggest cheat and most evil man India ever produced after Manu. Let us see what Baba sahib said,” Mahatmas came and Mahatmas gone, but untouchable remain untouchables.” He further added,
“Hindus (Ruling class) can be ranked among those cruel people whose speech and deed are two poles apart. They have this Ram on their tongues and a knife under their armpits. They speak like saints and act like butchers. They utter God is omnipresent and treat their countrymen worst than animals.”
Weather we are kept there by congress and Gandhi or BJP deliberately or we are there by our own ignorance ,time has come for a change. Let us not waste any more time, let us not drift down any further from where, it will be more difficult to recover .Let us return to the viewpoints of Baba Sahib Ambedkar and it is not too late. Ambedkar is a revolution, Kranti, which has the power to dismantle citadel of casteism and can meet all challenges to enable us to counter all hated in the society toward us and can provide us a way out. Let me briefly remind you what Baba Sahib Ambedkar Did for us and said for us, otherwise you will think I am a devotee of Baba sahib Ambedkar and devotee has duty to praise his idol. Let me tell you that I am a devotee of Baba Sahib I am a solider of his Kranti; to me he was an Intellectual colossus, from who I have drawn all my strength, guidance and compassion. On his advice I am paying back to society as much as I can. I worship knowledge more than I worship anything. I am indebted to his dynamism, wisdom, services and struggle and I will pay back with the last drop of my blood. I feel the day my Valmiki brothers and sister will come to this terms that they have to solve their problems themselves and no body he means no body is coming to their help.
If any body ask me a question as to why I love and follow Baba Sahib Ambedkar, my unequivocal answer is that he transformed me from animal to man and provided principle solution to my all social, economical, political and religious problems. He studied in depth these problems and pin pointed the root cause and the culprits. After having higher education abroad Dr. Ambedkar came back to India and took up his contracted job with state of Baroda. Where he met the disgraceful behaviour by his colleagues that his shadow remained polluting, let alone his touch. He was denied accommodation because of his caste. It was this confrontation, which made him rebel against the oppressive system. Because there was a man within him which refused to accept this social conditions. Today we the, Chandalas, Dassas, Chuhras, Bhangies, Valmiki call us by any name were the sworn enemy of the Aryan from the days of first invasion of India. Since that period Brahmin is trying to control us and bring us into his fold on his terms. This is also the definition of a slave whose time. and movement were determined by his owner. The free man was one who regulates his own movement and determines how he should spend his time. Today we are slaves in modern way no visible chains no restrictions, but mentally controlled.
No right to education,
No right to property,
No right to wear arms
These restrictions broke us away from the main streams of society and made us known Bhangies (The Broken People). Calling us by different names only watered down the bitterness we the Bhangies hold against Brahmins. Valmiki is the name we horriedly accepted, with this we accepted all terms of Brahmins and drifted away from Baba sahib’s Kranti. Today we became only obedient to God’s commandments laid down in their so called holy scriptures weather it suits us or not. Brahmins have managed to confuse our community and accommodate the caste system with a deadliest blow, which proved to be so effective. Therefore the responsibility fell on the shoulders of BAMCEF to do the wrong -right by awakening the Valmiki community. Let us wake them to the change in attitude, which they have forgotten that we were the rebellions against Brahmins and casteism. I have observed in the last few years the change is taking place, but pace is slow. This years old illiteracy years , years old slavery will take time, we have to double trouble our efforts. With justice on our side we will win and win very soon.
Since the day of invasion, Brahmins have been designing their religious scripts their deities in accordance to maintain his supremacy. Gandhi was another designed personality and conspiracy of Brahmins. His visits to Bhangi colony was a compete brain washing of our people and was design to keep us engaged to the profession of safayee Karmchari and not allowing us to take up other professions. He was terminated soon the purpose of Brahmins was fulfilled. He was murdered because of the fear that he may become menace to Brahmins would his consciences rose to the harm he has done to Sc, St, and Obc. Ours is a country of costume worshipers. Any one besmears his body with ashes and adorns the same with a loincloth; he can easily become a Mahatma. Mr Gandhi put up similar show, which made it easier for him to miss led, the Valmiki jatti masses. On the other hand baba sahib Ambedkar bore modern clothes. It was long afterwards that Dr. Ambedkar embraced Buddhism. Mr.Gandhi had much earlier refused to regard him a Hindu in a letter addresses to Mr. Santram BA secretary general of Jat Pat Todak Mandal (society for the eradication of caste system). In answer to his letter which was published in Harijan, Gandhi wrote-” in case Varans (four fold division of Hindu society) forms, a part and parcel of such Hindu outlook. As explained what Hinduism is and if an individual doesn’t care to subscribe to Varans, how can then he call himself a Hindu? in case your organisation refuses to accept the authority of such religious scriptures then your organisation also stands on the same footing as Dr. Ambedkar does and hence neither your organisation can be considered a Hindu organisation nor Dr.Bheemrao Ambedkar a Hindu.” And today we see the slogan “Say with pride that you are a Hindu” how forged and hypocritical it appears. I feel this to misguide and to draw us to Hinduism of their benefits. As today we have democratic system in India, which mean Government of people, for the people, and by the people. Therefore if Brahmins have to remain a ruling class they need our support in the form of votes. The right to vote for which Baba Sahib Ambedkar fought all his life and then was conferred on us to become a ruling class ourselves. That is one reason the ruling classes do not want the Valmiki community to follow Baba Sahib Ambedkar. Sathio time has come to realise this and realise now. Otherwise!
“Sun that set, may rise again;
But if we loose this light
T’s with us perpetual night”
We have lost a lot with our ignorance, but there is still lot left to save. Today we have a mountain against us law and order judiciary political agents, political parties, and the whole ruling classes. Still we an organisation like BAMCEF, which is, all India based organisation, consisting of good preachers, thinkers and intellectuals of immense capacity to bring about the launch of our own liberation. I hope and request to all my Valmiki jatti people to join hands with this organisation and attend their cadre-camps. Looking of their commitment and sincerity and the volume I am convinced our freedom is not faraway. Our fight is not for a day, for a month or for a year, ours is a continuous fight as our enemy is changing his strategy ,and misleading us in false directions.
“People crushed by law have no hopes
but from power. If laws are their enemy,
they will be enemies to laws; and those
who have much to hope and nothing to loose
will always be dangerous, more or less.”
Freedom is a very powerful weapon on top of the strength of unity is invincible. Let us work in this direction and pool in all our recourses. Those, who can contribute financially, should do so, those who can contribute physically should do so and those who can contribute intellectually should also do so. Our struggle should not be for one caste, one state one community but for the capture of political power for all Mulnivasi (indigenous Indians). Political power is key to all our problems and rightly Baba Sahib Ambedkar standing in the garden of our parliament house is constantly reminding us to capture that temple of power. Because all decisions of our future and the future of our generations are made there. Baba Sahib Ambedkar also informed us what to do and what not to do? Hoping my Valmiki jatti people will let the right thought of Ambdekar prevail and win the day for them.
I have learned from Gautam Buddha ,Joytiba Pheley and Baba Sahib Ambedkar that when they are challenged and humiliated by the supermacy of Brahmins in the Indian Society,they didnot call for any Superpower from Gods and Goddests they sat and tried to annalise the reasons for that and then rebel with their al;l power they have to delmolish that evil syatem. That is all I offer my all Mulnivasi Brothers and sisters that donot look at any superman or God for your salvation what look at your own strngth and ability and use it collectively to will all what we have lost.
” Without rebellion, mankind would have stagnate and injustice would be irremediable.”
Jai Bheem! Jai Mulnivasi!!
Yours in liberation struggle
M S BAHAL