Widely recognised as the architect of the Indian Constitution, Babasaheb Ambedkar’s work towards the upliftment of women is lesser known.
Not only did he facilitate the legal recognition of women as equal citizens through the Hindu Code Bill, but also drafted the Mines Maternity Benefit Act which asked for equal wages and equal representation of women on the welfare fund for coal mine workers.
BR Ambedkar started a newspaper called ‘Mooknayak’ in 1920 and a biweekly called ‘Bahishkrit Bharat’ in 1927 that dealt with issues related to women and their rights.
A true crusader for women’s rights, Ambedkar fought against the marginalisation of women at a time when they were constantly pushed to the margins.
On his 130th birth anniversary, we bring to you a few facts about him. Watch the video to know more.
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(Video edited by Dhruv Sharma)