Author of “Untouchability In India – A Discussion On Legal, Social And Historical Aspects Of The Largest Problem Of Indian Society”

Tell us about yourself ?

 I’m a 4th year law student. I like to read books and watch documentaries. I’ ve been passionate about this field ever since I was a kid and decided to make a career out of it. My aim through this field is to bring a positive change in society. 

What was the impact of the Poona Pact in the upliftment of the depressed classes?

The  Poona Pact shaped the political representation of dalits. It played a major role in the upliftment of the depressed class. The Pact provided for the reservation of electorate seats in the central and provincial legislature.  It was also assured fair representation of depressed classes in public services while embarking a portion of the educational grant for the upliftment.The impact of this act is visible in today’s legislature as the depressed class are allowed to vote and represent themself.

What was inadequate in the provisions of the Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955? Why was there a need for the Parliament to pass the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989?

The Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955 contains  provisions which were inadequate for the atrocities committed against the depressed class. Despite the several provisions, crime committed against the depressed class was increasing and there were several loopholes in the existing act which were used against the depressed class. So to prevent the atrocities committed against them and to protect their rights the Parliament passed the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Act, 1989.

According to you, is the extant reservation system in India fair towards all the sections of the society?

 The reservation system in India is to uplift the depressed class socially and economically as their rights were being tampered by the upper class. But are these reservations really helping them ? No,the extant reservation system is being misused. So, yeah the extant reservation system is unfair towards all sections of the society.

Why do you think a specific group is targeted even after passing so many legislations? Where do we, as a society fail to protect them? 

In India religion plays a very important role in society. As per hinduism people born in this caste have done wrong deeds in their previous life and they should remorse by dening all the rights and happiness they deserve. People believe that they are born to do all the menial and degrading jobs. As per people belief they are entitled to all this cruelty. It’s not only the duty of the government to protect and uplift the depressed class but it’s also the  duty of the society to protect them. The depressed class  need to be educated about their rights and freedoms. As a society we have failed to protect them by not reporting crimes against them and not acknowledging their rights. I have answered all the questions above, Im once again sorry for the delay.


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