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Dr. Ambedkar’s writings on Communism. Condemning the Communist philosophy of resorting to violent means for achieving its goals, Dr. Ambedkar reveals the values of life the Communists have destroyed in this pursuit :
Can the Communists say that in achieving their valuable they have not destroyed other valuable ends? They have destroyed private property. Assuming that this is a valuable end can the Communists say that they have not destroyed other valuable end in the process of achieving it?How many people have they killed for achieving their end?Has human life no value?Could they not have taken property without taking the life of the owner? (Lecture onBuddha or Karl Marx)
Further, Dr. Ambedkar criticizes the Communist concept of the ‘dictatorship of the proletariat’:
Dictatorship is often defined as absence of liberty or absence of Parliamentary Government. Both interpretations are not quite clear. There is no liberty even when there is Parliamentary Government. For law means want of liberty. The difference between Dictatorship and Parliamentary Government lies in this. In Parliamentary Government every citizen has a right to criticize the restraint on liberty imposed by the Government. In Parliamentary Government you have a duty and a right; the duty to obey the law and right to criticize it. In Dictatorship you have only duty to obey but no right to criticize it.
Dr B.R. Ambedkar further wrote about Communist Party :
The Communist Party was originally in the hands of some Brahmin boys – Dange and others. They have been trying to win over the Maratha community and the Scheduled Castes. But they have made no headway in Maharashtra. Why ? Because they are mostly a bunch of Brahmin boys. The Russians made a great mistake to entrust the Communist movement in India to them. Either the Russians didn’t want Communism in India – they wanted only drummer boys – or they didn’t understand.
BAWS Vol-17 Part-1, Page-425, Dr B.R. Ambedkar
He rejected Communist Party in written statements :
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar said that his party would not in any case align with the Communist Party “for the plain reason that I do not believe in Communism,”
BAWS Vol-17 Part-1, Page-406, Dr B.R. Ambedkar
DR. AMBEDKAR’S LAST SPEECH Constitution and Communist :
The condemnation of the Constitution largely comes from two quarters, the Communist Party and the Socialist Party. Why do they condemn the Constitution? Is it because it is really a bad Constitution? I venture to say no’. The Communist Party want a Constitution based upon the principle of the Dictatorship of the Proletariat.
They condemn the Constitution because it is based upon parliamentary democracy. The Socialists want two things. The first thing they want is that if they come in power, the Constitution must give them the freedom to nationalize or socialize all private property without payment of compensation.
The second thing that the Socialists want is that the Fundamental Rights mentioned in the Constitution must be absolute and without any limitations so that if their Party fails to come into power, they would have the unfettered freedom not merely to criticize, but also to overthrow the State. – Dr.B. R. Ambedkar
Ambedkar was a confirmed enemy of Communists, in his own words!
Read this excerpt from a book on India.
In another context, presiding over a District conference of the Depressed Classes at Masur in September 1937, Ambedkar declared that he was a confirmed enemy of the Communists who exploited the labourers for their political ends, and there was no possibility of joining them.
Reference: Book Perfidies of Power: India in the New Millennium, by P Radhakrishnan, page 54.