MULNIWASI, THE ORIGINAL INHABITANTS: A COMMON IDENTITY
Mulniwasi is a Hindi word. It means aboriginal inhabitants.
This term refers to a common Identity of people who belong to various segments of Indian society .It is being used in India to forge unity of Bahujan Samaj .
Who are Bahujans ?
According to Mr. Tanoj Meshram and other members of his media team,
“Buddha used the term Bahujan .When he said ,”Bahujan Hitaya , Bahujan Sukhaya ,” , Buddha knew that we were majority and not happy and prosperous and that’s why he talked about the need for our happiness as against only the happiness and prosperity of a minority (Alpha-jans ).”
( ref : Booklet , Mulniwasi Sangh ; An Introduction / pg.24 )
So, it is said that Bahujans are the Majority – class of India but they are victim of a Supremacist Minority which divided them into thousands of castes, and various religious groups so as to exploit them, enslave them and rule over them.
Who are Mulniwasi ?
To get an answer, one must also know this historical fact that Aryans were the first foreigners who invaded India. Famous reformer and revolutionary Mahatama Phule in his book “Slavery “, had described;
“The Brhamins invaded India, the original cradle of their race being an arid, sandy and mountainous region. They were imbued with every notion of self, extremely cunning, arrogant and bigoted.
They fought the Kshatriyas who comprised the Shudra and Atishudra .The Kshatriyas were a hardy brave people .They offered heroic resistance to the Aryan Invaders but were defeated.
Their best , beloved , equitable , just , brave and powerful King was Bali whose Empire stretched from the Himalayas to Ceylon .”
( ref : Mahatma JotiRao Phooley ; Father Of Indian Social Revolution
by Dhananjay Keer /pg. 113 )