In order to upliftment and emancipation of the depressed classes, he came to Jammu with an explicit motive, aim and objective to secure justice for Dalit samaj.
He came into contact with some Jammu based so-called Dalit leaders i.e Babu Parmanand, Babu Milkhi Ram, Bhagat Chajju ram, Pashori Lal and Mahasa Nar Singh. During 1970 there was a great resentment among Dalit samaj for denial of reservation right by the unjust and hostile state government. Despite the implementation of reservation for S/C in Central Deptt by Baba Sahib Dr B. R Ambedkar in the capacity of 1st Law Minister of India, the state govt was still reluctant to implement it in the state. Shaheed Bhagat Amarnath took very serious and comprehensive note of the malafide intention of the state govt and intensified his non-stop agitation in the entire Jammu province by leading many processions, demonstrations, public meetings for the expeditious redressal of core issue of reservation. though an ultimatum and deadline were given to state govt to take the drastic and extreme step of fast unto death yet the hostile and callous attitude of state govt remained adamant. consequently, Dalit leadership decided to go on fast unto death to concede the major demand of reservation implementation along with certain core issues.
Shaheed Bhagat Amarnath voluntarily offered himself for the supreme sacrifice and resolved to observe silence and subsequently sat on fast unto death. On 21-05-1970 in Karan park in front of the civil secretariat. His health condition deteriorated despite efforts by a prominent physician of that time Dr Manhas because Bhagat sahib refused to take any medical treatment and son of the soil Bhagat Amarnath achieved martyrdom on ist June 1970 and became " Martyr of Reservation". with his supreme sacrifice the reservation was implemented and in this way, he wrote the chapter of reservation with his sacrifice. The Dalit leadership mentioned above indulged in dirty politics over his dead body and started bargaining for the power positions from the congress. The corrupt and corrupt leadership further went extreme and hatched a conspiracy to eliminate the entire family of Shaheed Bhagat Amarnath. The open deception did not end here. The disloyal leaders further indulged in.
Shaheed Bhagat Amarnath was an emancipator, great revolutionary, socialist and champion of Dalit samaj. He was a political personality with a spotless image. He is no doubt a hero of reservation as well as Martyr of social justice but the sorry state of affairs was that he remained unsung and unforgotten by most cunning, deceptive, disloyal, selfish power-oriented Dalit stooges of the community. lest we forget, Mini Ambedkar of j&k Shaheed Bhagat Amarnath.
CHANCHALA BHAGAT D/O LATE SH. SHAHEED BHAGAT AMARNATH,J&K
कल 11 अगस्त, 2015 को जम्मू से श्री अनिल भारती आए थे और उन्होंने शहीद अमरनाथ पर अपनी लिखी पुस्तक 'आओ छू लें गगन' की एक प्रति दी. उसे पढ़ गया हूँ. उक्त पुस्तक में ऐसी बहुत सी जानकारियाँ हैं जो मेरे लिए नई थीं. कॉपी राइटिड पुस्तक है अतः उसके कंटेंट को उद्धृत तो नहीं कर सकता परंतु उसका कवर पेज और उसमें प्रकाशित शहीद अमरनाथ की एक दुर्लभ फोटो नीचे दे रहा हूँ जो डॉ. अमर चंद ने उपलब्ध कराई थी. संपर्क के लिए दो मोबाइल नंबर वहाँ दिए गए हैं जो श्री भारती के हैं.
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