Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Social Justice and Untouchability in India

Social Justice and Untouchability in India
In the last Sixty Four Years after Independence the road has been long, bumpy and at times it has seemed as if we have lost our way. There has been economic progress but a large part of population is still not out of the circle of poverty. Caste still plays an unfortunate role in a complex society but Dalits are no longer a downtrodden people without hope. They have raised their heads and through the power of the ballot box asserted their rights. Our constitution made us all equal and we have learnt to value that right. The well known concept of equality of opportunity received a wider meaning viewed in the background of social justice thus implying equal opportunities for all without discrimination, obstacles or disabilities of any kind. Unequal capacities which are the consequences of social and economic inequalities should not impede or prevent people from availing of opportunities for their well being.
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