Social Exclusion and DalitsJournal: ANSH - JOURNAL OF HISTORY (Vol.2, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2020-06-25
Authors : Harpal Rana;
Page : 136-143
Keywords : Dalit; Dr. Ambedkar; Indian Constitution;
Do we live in 21st century? Do we call us modern? Do we have liberated from caste bias and prejudice? Do we accept our own fellow brothers' dalits as human beings? Should they enjoy freedom as their counterparts? Do we abide to our Constitution and Judiciary in real sense? Shall we have overcome rather remove the feelings of ill-treatment, segregation, exclusion towards dalits? The answers of the above questions are ‘No'. This is stark naked reality of the present time. Still, we are not accepting, respecting the larger portion of our Indian society, the dalits, the oppressed and most wretched on earth. Social exclusion, segregation and discrimination are highly prevailed in our society. Man is not judged by his act, duty, ability, calibre, competence but by his caste to which he or she belongs. Even after the passing of 68 years of Independence, the sine qua non social equality and social acceptability is still in vague and utopian. Ours law system, political rhetoric and Constitutional protection have been failed to end atrocities against dalits. Dalit women are raped and murdered brutally, a day to day matter. They are most vulnerable. The upper castes' do not hesitate or be an impure to touch and rape the dalit women. Who cares about Constitution and Dr. Ambedkar's vision? Dalit and fight for justice and equality which is not acceptable to mainstream politics, rather a rightist wing, and Hindu upper caste society. Educational institutions are not spared from such bias and discrimination towards Dalits. Social exclusion and discrimination towards Dalits are the cruces of our Indian society. They could not access basic amenities, public places even today. Social exclusion, separation, and discrimination towards Dalits prevalent widely are hampering social justice, equality, and freedom. The vision of Dr. Ambedkar is not fulfilled till today.
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