AHMEDABAD: Gujarat’s Dalits, led by the Una Dalit Atyachar Ladat Samiti (UDALS), will send postcards to Bollywood star Ambitabh Bachchan with the message `Badbu Gujarat Ki’.
Bachchan has been promoting Gujarat tourism with the famous taglines, `Khushbu Gujarat ki’ and `Kuchh din toh Gujariye Gujarat mein’.
“Following PM Narendra Modi’s request, he had done `Khushbu Gujarat Ki’ commercials. Now, as we Dalits have stopped disposing of carcasses, he should come to Gujarat to spend some days and experience the `Badbu Gujarat Ki’ (stink of Gujarat).”
After the Dalits stopped removing carcasses following the Una atrocity, several places are stinking with decomposing dead animals that have not been disposed of.
The Dalit organisation has also stated that it will initiate a movement for all land less people of Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Castes, apart from dalits. It also intends to raise the plight of employees hired on fixed-pay salary. Mevani said that the dates of their `Rail Roko’ agitation will be announced soon.