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Bhim Army

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Bhim Army
FounderChandrashekhar Azad Ravan and Vinay Ratan Singh
Founded atUttar Pradesh
TypeSocial organization

The Ambedkar Army or Bhim Army Bharat Ekta Mission or Bhim Army, also written as Bheem Army, is a Dalit-organisation in India. It was founded by Chandrashekhar Azad Ravan and Vinay Ratan Singh.[1] The organisation is working for Dalit emancipation through education. It runs 350 free schools for Dalits in western Uttar Pradesh:[2] Saharanpur, Meerut, Shamli and Muzaffarnagar.[1] The organisation is named after B. R. Ambedkar. The main objective behind the movement is the social upliftment of the lower caste by peaceful means of education and social empowerment.

It became prominent after clashes in Uttar Pradesh,[3] for his involvement in which their leader was subsequently arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force.[4]

Bhim Army organised two big rallies in Jantar-Mantar, New Delhi, where thousands of protesters gathered to protest against the alledged atrocities that they say they continue to face and to demand the release of their leader.[5]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "What is the Bhim Army?". The Indian Express. 2018-05-10. Retrieved 2018-10-20.
  2. Ali, Mohammad (28 June 2017). "Bhim Army, soldiers on a literacy mission". The Hindu.
  3. "After UP, Bhim Army set to rock Maharashtra". DNA India. 29 June 2017.
  4. "Bhim army chief arrested: Family threatens govt, Congress calls him 'victim'". Indian Express. 9 June 2017.
  5. We The People: The Curse Of Caste?, retrieved 2018-02-17

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