12 May 2012

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Full Report Ambedkar-Nehru cartoon defeat of Freedom of Speech and Democracy

 Full Report Ambedkar-Nehru cartoon defeat of Freedom of Speech and Democracy
Updated on Saturday, May 12, 2012

A cartoon depicting Dr. BR Ambedkar was used in a Class XI textbook of
National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)

Politicians did not like that, Politicians do not like freedom of speech and daring acts of individual Indian citizens.

Because of Cartoon Parliament got adjourned and money of Indian citizens got wasted.

If someone doesn’t like the cartoon he should do whatever he wants to do outside parliament and he has no right to waste the time and money of Indian citizens and parliament.

What Cartoon says or depicts.
Story of the Cartoon –
The cartoon depicts Dr. Ambedkar, the author of the Indian Constitution, sitting on a snail and the country's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru standing behind him, brandishing a whip. The text alongside criticizes Dr. Ambedkar and suggests he went slow on framing the Constitution.

In which year Cartoon was drawn?
The cartoon used in the class XI social science textbook 'Indian Constitution at Work' was actually sketched back in 1948 by Keshav Shankar Pillai when the framing of the constitution was in process.

The cartoon has been part of the NCERT book since 2006.

When politicians made uproar in parliament government said sorry and made a promise that the cartoon will be removed from the book.
"The text book will not be further distributed.
The cartoon was removed three days ago.

After this Yogendra Yadav and Suhas Palshikar, chief advisors for political science at the NCERT resigned.

If we see positively the cartoon can became the study material, why the cartoon was drawn in that year, what inspired, and many other things.

But in India Politicians are the Gods and no one should talk against them, should never object them or ask about their intentions or criticize them
Politicians should be worshipped then whatever they may do?

I think government should pass a law and should ban the drawing of Cartoons.

Nehru and Ambedkar never objected the cartoon.

In this cartoon one try to understand the history, feeling of the Indian citizens at that time, one can debate why Shankar is right, why Shankar is wrong,
This is perfect democracy.

Respect and follow what Ambedkar said 
do not fight on cartoon and mislead the ignorant population.
he said build schools and colleges , study hard.

Updated on Saturday, May 12, 2012

Former NCERT adviser Professor Suhas Palshikar's Pune University office was allegedly attacked and ransacked by an unidentified group over the row on the 63-year-old cartoon of B R Ambdekar.

Picture Photo of the Ambedkar Cartoon

Suggested Reading –

Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar – A Brief Biography



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Destination Infinity May 12, 2012  

Time waste on unnecessary things. If the drafting of the constitution was slow, then it was slow. Just because some people shout, it won't become fast.

Destination Infinity

Happy Kitten May 13, 2012  

60 years and still behaving like a child! If this cartoon had no objection from the subject themselves why this uproar now?
Guess they are as usual giving the mass a few distractions..

rahul aggarwal May 13, 2012  

parliament is such a waste of time !