WHY DR. AMBEDKAR SAID :WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO INDIA’S INDEPENDENCE ?
New Delhi : Dr. Ambedkar expressed his reservations about freedom of India in his historic speech made in Constituent assembly in 1949 .He said ,”On her January 1950, India will be an independent country (Cheers).
What would happen to his independence? Will she maintain her independence or will she lose it again? This is the first thought that comes to my mind. It is not that India was never an independent country.
The point is that she once lost the independence she had. Will she lose it a second time?”
He delivered this speech on November 25 , 1949 when Constitution of India was adopted .
He expressed his anxiety as below :
“Will history repeat itself? It is this thought which fills me with anxiety. This anxiety is deepened by the realization of the fact that in addition to our old enemies in the form of castes and creeds .we are going to have many political parties with diverse and opposing political creeds.
Will Indian place the country above their creed or will they place creed above country? I do not know.”
If India has to save its hard earned Independence , Dr. Ambedkar had advise , when he said :
“ But this much is certain that if the parties place creed above country, our independence will be put in jeopardy a second time and probably be lost for ever. This eventuality we must all resolutely guard against.
We must be determined to defend our independence with the last drop of our blood.”