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Ambedkar memorial: RPI-A demands justice

‘Not fair’: RPI-A workers protest the Camden Council’s decision outside the BKC police station on Thursday.

‘Not fair’: RPI-A workers protest the Camden Council’s decision outside the BKC police station on Thursday.   | Photo Credit: Emmanual Yogini

Party writes letter to British Consulate

Members of the Republican Party of India-A (RPI-A), organised a demonstration against the Camden Council’s decision to refuse permission to the continued use of Ambedkar House in London as an international museum and memorial.

Gautam Sonawne, the party’s city president, said ₹22 crore for purchasing the building was provided from the Maharashtra Social Welfare Fund. In a letter addressed to the British Consulate, the party leaders said the High Commissioner of India in London is fulfilling necessary formalities and the State government of is doing the legal follow-up. “They are not satisfied with the Queen Council’s decision, we deem it inappropriate and believe that they need to support this important memorial,” he said.

Vivek Pawar, district president, RPI-A, said “Our want is simple. We humbly request the British government to not oppose the memorial, give the permission and let it be developed where it is and the way it is.”

Mr. Sonawne said the State government has decided to approach the Centre for their help to speak with the British government to resolve the issue.

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