AN ISSUE OF HUMAN RIGHTS ON THE PART OF EVERY BELIVE AND SECULAR ACTION ON THE PART OF THE STATE
During the rule of the Justice Party which commenced in 1920 in the British India of the Madras Presidency, an exclusive legislation viz. The Hindu Religious and Charity Endowment Act, was passed in the Assembly to bring the administration of the Hindu temples under the control and supervision of the State. Later, the social revolutionary, Periyar E.V.Ramsamy (1879 – 1973) fought for the equality and equal opportunities to the socially enslaved population of the land and changed the social and political fabric of Tamil Nadu.
The seeds of reservation were first sown in Tamil Nadu, said DMK Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi and explained that the very first Government reservation policy was the Communal G.O. which was passed in the then Madras Legislative Assembly in 1921 when the Justice Party, the parent organization of the DMK, was ruling the then Madras Province.
Participating in the debate of Constitution Day and the contribution of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar in the House on November 30, Kanimozhi said:
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Secularism is inherent in the basic structure of the Constitution. The Home Minister cannot presume to forget constitutional history, and assume that constitutional values such as secularism are just meaningless words to be redacted from a document
A JOURNEY TO SECULARISM AND SOCIAL JUSTICE?
CONSTITUTION OF INDIA A LAW ABOVE ALL LAWS
Amidst the surfacing intolerance, there are recent references to the Indian Constitution as one which is an answer for all possible doubts about the insecurity felt by the under-privileged and the minorities in the country. Tribute is paid to Dr.B.R.Ambedkar, Chairman of the Drafting Committee and an architect of Indian Constitution in a newly found admiration for him, though a former Cabinet Minister, Arun Shourie has authored a book “Worshipping False Gods” with a recommendation, that the award Bharat Ratna should be deprived from him for his alleged anti-national record.
Indian Constitution is a mission statement in the politically independent India to uphold the dignity, empowerment and welfare of the citizens. Babasaheb Dr.B.R.Ambedkar was nominated as the Chairman of the Drafting Committee of the Constitution. The draft of the Constitution was approved by the Constituent Assembly on 26th November 1949. That day was signified, ‘Constitution Day’. On 26th November 2015, Constitution Day was observed at Parliament along with the celebration of the 125th birth anniversary of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar, by glorifying him as the Architect of the Constitution. In the name of praising the contributions made by Dr.B.R.Ambedkar, the present rulers ignited a debate to undermine the noble ideals mooted by Dr.B.R.Ambedkar while framing the Constitution.