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Ambekar Park 1184 - Exhibit 2011 Version.jpg
..Mayawati is the Dalit (formerly untouchable) Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh state. She has undertaken an ambitious architectural project in Lucknow, capital of Uttar Pradesh. Mayawati has commissioned hundreds of stonemasons to build a paved park in honor of Dalit hero Ambedkar (who wrote the Indian constitution). She considers the park a symbol of Dalit pride but her BSP party have done little to raise the lot of Dalits. The park is complete with domed buildings ornate pillars and statues of Ambedkar and Mayawati. ..Photo: Tom Pietrasik.Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. India .May 2nd 2009.
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