B.R. Ambedkar

Those Who Eat Beef Were Classified As Untouchables: Dr.Ambedkar

MUMBAI: “The census return of 1910 show that meat of dead cow forms the chief item of food consumed by the communities which are generally classified as untouchable communities.

“No Hindu community, however low, will touch cow’s flesh. On the other hand, there is no community which is really an untouchable, which has not something to do with the dead cow. Some eat her flesh, some remove the skin, some make articles out of her skin and bones“ said Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar in his book, “The Untouchables“.

Tragic Life of Untouchables in India
Tragic Life of Untouchables in India

Dr. Ambedkar concluded from the report of Census Commissioner, that it is a well established fact that untouchables eat beef. The mindless violence and atrocities unleashed by so called ‘Gau-Rakshaks’ in the name of faith has its roots in Ideology which created divisions in the society on the basis of castes.

This was proved by Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar in his work, which he wrote in 1948. Dr. Ambedkar traced the origin of ‘Un-touch-ability’ in his book “The Untouchables: Who Were They And Why They Became Untouchables? “.

A section of Hindus are aggressively pursuing the policy against beef eating. The eating habits of other castes and communities are being staunchly opposed.

Tragic Life of Untouchables in India
Tragic Life of Untouchables in India

The recent Cow Vigilantism and beef bans in many states reflect an ideology, which has desire to ban slaughter of all animals, including buffaloes. Has this aggression something to do with ‘Casteism’ ?

Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar discovered that Beef eating groups, who eat meat of dead cows as their food habit and those who had profession of manufacturing articles, consisting of skin and hide of dead cows, were classified as Untouchables.

Dr.Baba Saheb Ambedkar discovered casteism, as a leading force behind anti Beef ideology. He did a scientific study and his conclusions or writings on this subject cannot be rejected or ignored.

Dr Ambedkar was a Staunch Protester of Casteism in India
Dr Ambedkar was a Staunch Protester of Casteism in India

The father of Indian Constitution also traced the origins of ‘Cow Worship’ and opined that the clue to worship of Holy Cow is to be found in the struggle between ‘Buddhism’ and ‘Brahmanism’ and the means adopted by Brahmanism to its supremacy over Buddhism.

Instead of creating statues of Dr. Ambedkar, the nation must follow the words of the father of Indian Constitution, to resolve its conflicts including the conflict of food habits.

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