11 hrs · Lucknow ·
M C Raj, Dalit leader & founder of REDS, Tumkur passed away just a hr. before !
I have been aware of His Dalit Panchayat experiment and I visited rural karnatak Dalit areas twice once alone and later accompanied by Sabita.Raj associated by his elegant wife Jyothi and brillint daughter Archan had been working for long with his own ideology of dalit emancipation and most of our friends countrywide realized the need to replicate his Dalit format of emancipation.
Raj used Black Tika and dress as his followers do.
Raj also introduced Dalit as religion and I met severl people who converted to Dalit religion.
He was leading a campaign for propertional representation as election reform for decades>it always has been academic and he worked like a research student life long.
Raj is known of his works in Kannad and English and he wrote books like Daliocracy and Dalitology.
Let us stand with Jyothi and sArchana along with his followers and frioends in mourning!