Dr. Ambedkar saffronised in a poster, Hindu outfit leader arrested in TN

MP Thol Thirumavalavan posted the picture on Twitter and said that this was demeaning to Dr Ambedkar


On Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s death anniversary, to commemorate him, a Hindu outfit leader in Tamil Nadu put up a poster with a picture of Dr. Ambedkar donning a saffron shirt and holy ash on his forehead. This poster was posted on his Twitter account by Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) leader and MP, Thol Thirumavalavan.

Thirumavalavan said that the poster saffronised Ambedkar who refused to pray to Vishnu or Brahma. “Such religious fanatics who portrayed Ambedkar with a saffron shirt and holy ash on his forehead should be arrested immediately,” Thirumavalavan wrote, as reported by India Today.


Soon after, the perpetrator, Gurumurthy, who is the Kumbakonam district secretary of the Hindu Makkal Katchi, was arrested and booked under relevant sections of the IPC.

To portray Babasaheb donning saffron coloured shirt and holy ash (a mark of Brahminism) on his forehead is an insult to the man who denounced the caste system in its entirety and converted to Buddhism, renouncing the Hindu religion.


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