Dayal Bahadure

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Dayal Bahadure
दयाल बहादुरे
92, 2nd Floor, Siddharth Vihar, Dr.Ambedkar College Compound, Wadala, Mumbai - 400031
Constituency South-Central Mumbai(Lok Sabha constituency)
Personal details
Born (1958-07-05) 5 July 1958 (age 58)
Mendegaon, Bhandara district, Maharashtra
Nationality  India
Political party RPI(A)
Spouse(s) Trisheela Bahadure
Children Tanmay Bahadure(son)
Occupation Politician

Dayal Anandrao Bahadure(Marathi: दयाल आनंदराव बहादुरे) (born 5 July 1958) was All India National President of Bhartiya Dalit Panther Party. Now, he is All India National Secretary of RPI(A). During the time of Dalit Panther, he was one of the Active Leader present in the Movement.

Dalit Panther[edit]

Dalit Panther Movement was a group in which Dalit Activist were fighting for their rights.Dalit Panther is a social organization, founded by Namdev Dhasal in April 1972 in Mumbai.Later on many dalit activists joined this organization. But the Namdev Dhasal, Raja Dhale and Arun Kamble were the original leaders of Dalit Panther, which saw its heyday in the 1970s and through the 80s.

Dalit Panther is inspired by Black Panther Party, a revolutionary movement amongst African-Americans, which emerged in the United States and functioned from 1966-1982. The initiative to form the Dalit Panther Movement was taken up by Namdeo Dhasal at Mumbai.The name of the organization was borrowed from the 'Black Panther' Movement of the USA. They called themselves "Panthers" because they were supposed to fight for their rights like panthers, and not get suppressed by the strength and might of their oppressors.

The US Black Panther Party always acknowledged and supported the Dalit Panther Party through the US Black Panther Newspaper which circulated weekly throughout the world from 1967-1980.

Its organization was modeled after the Black Panther and Shiv Sena. The members were young men belonging to Neo-Buddhists and Scheduled Castes. Most of the leaders were literary figures whose age ranged between 20 and 30 and academic qualifications ranged from Non-matric to M.A. The controversy over the article "Kala Swatantrya Din"(Black Independence Day) by Dhale which was published in "Sadhana" (Special issue of the 15 August 1972) created a great sensation and publicised the Dalit Panthers through Maharashtra. The Panther's full support to Dhale during this controversy brought Dhale into the movement and made him a prominent leader. With the publicity of this issue through the media, Panther branches sprang up spontaneously in many parts of Maharashtra.

The Dalit Panther movement was a radical departure from earlier Dalit movements. Its initial thrust on militancy through the use of rustic arms and threats, gave the movement a revolutionary coloration

Namantar Andolan[edit]

Namantar Andolan (Marathi: नामांतर आंदोलन, Nāmāntara āndōlan) or Namantar movement was a Dalit movement to change the name of Marathwada University, in the Indian state of Maharashtra, to that of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University. It achieved a measure of success after a period of 16 years when a compromise naming it Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University was accepted. During the time of Namantar Andolan, Dayal Bahadure and his members of the movement tried to immolate themselves in front of Mantralaya to fulffil their rights and many more such things were done by him for different Andolans.