Write a short note on Dr B. R. Ambedkar.
Dr. Ambedkar fought for the rights of the untouchables and dalits. He supported the movement regarding the entry of dalits into the temples, drawing water from public wells etc. He was the first law minister of free India.
Dr B. R. Ambedkar was the Chairman of the Drafting Committee. He believed that political democracy should be accompanied by economic and social democracy. He was of the opinion that giving the right to vote to each citizen would not necessarily lead to the removal of inequalities between the rich and the poor or between the people of the upper and lower castes. It is only when the people themselves work for eliminating inequalities existing in society that equality granted by the Constitution in the sphere of politics (equal voting rights) would be of any value.