10th January in Dalit History – Plight of the peasants speech by Mahatma Jyotiba Phule


10 Jan 1882: Mahatma Jyotiba Phule delivered a speech on ‘Plight of the peasants’in Mumbai.

10 Jan 1938: In the presence of Dr. B.R Ambedkar a Raythu Coolie rally was organized in Bombay (present Mumbai).

Peasants from all over the country participated and their demands were to get minimum wage for agriculture labour, taxes should be taken away, Botti system should be followed and land should be given by the Government on ration system

Mahatma Jyotiba Phule

Mahatma Jyotiba Phule

10 Jan 1946: Dr. Ambedkar was interviewed by a delegation of the British Parliament.

The delegation comprising of ten members first talked with Mohammed Ali Jinnah for two hours. After that eight members had a 90 minute talk with Dr. Ambedkar. Then came the turn of Jawaharlal Nehru. Immediately after the interview, Dr. Ambedkar took a train to return to Bombay (presently Mumbai).

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