Rajiv Dixit

30 Nov 1967
30 Nov 2010
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Rajiv Dixit was an Indian social activist. He started social movements, in order to spread awareness on topics of Indian national interest through the Swadeshi movement, Azadi Bachao Andolan, and various other works.

He served as the National Secretary of Bharat Swabhiman Andolan.

Rajiv Dixit was born in Nah village of Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India. He was educated up to class XII in village schooling system.

He believed in Swadeshi. He initiated movements like the Swadeshi Movement and Azadi Bachao Andolan (Save Freedom Movement) and became their spokesperson. He addressed a rally of over 50,000 people under the leadership of Swadeshi Jagaran Manch in New Delhi.

He demanded decentralization of taxation system, saying that the current system is the core reason for the corruption in bureaucracy. He said that 80% of taxes is being used to pay the politicians and bureaucrats and just 20% for development purposes for the people.

He compared the current budget system of the Indian government to the earlier British budget system in India, presenting statistics to show that they are the same.

He queried the terrorist attack on the United States’ World Trade Center, claiming that it was stage managed by U.S. Government itself, and supported the claims of the Lone Lantern Society of the U.S.

He also said that “liberalization, privatization and globalization, the three evil faces staring at us today, have pushed us towards a suicidal state.”

Presenting an exhibition on the violent history of colonialism in 1998, he argued that these were its modern formsHe argued that modern thinkers have neglected agricultural sectors and farmers have been left to feed themselves and commit suicide.

Expressing his views on the Indian judiciary and legal system, he said that India is still following the laws and acts enacted during the British era and had not taken the burden of changing them as per the requirement of Indian people.

He died on 30 November 2010 while in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, on the way to deliver a lecture as a part of his Bharat Swabhiman Yatra.

In 2012, Ramdev claimed that there were unfounded moves to accuse him of being in a conspiracy to cause Dixit’s death, which he said had been due to cardiac arrest.

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