Who had organized the dalits into the 'Depressed classes Association in 1930? Describe his achievements.

 

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  1. Dr B.R. Ambedkar organized the Depressed Classes Association in 1930
  2. British government conceded Ambedkar’s demand
  3. separate electorates posed a problem
  4. Poona Pact was signed in September 1932.
  5. reserved seats in provincial and legislative councils

Answer to be written in the exam

  1. Dr B.R. Ambedkar , who organised the dalits into the Depressed Classes Association in 1930 , clashed with Mahatma Gandhi at the second Round Table Conference by demanding separate electorates for Dalits .
  2. The British government conceded Ambedkar’s demand , and Gandhi began a fast unto death .
  3. Gandhiji believed that the separate electorates would slow down the process of their integration into society.
  4. B. R Ambedkar accepted Gandhiji's proposals and as a result, Poona Pact was signed in September 1932.
  5. The Pact gave the Depressed Classes (later to be known as Scheduled Castes) reserved seats in provincial and legislative councils , but they were to be voted in by the general electorate.

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