Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The concept of Untauchability & the Civil Rights

Untauchability is a term which is deep rooted in our society from the Later Vedic period when the greatest law giver Manu ruled over India. Within his era the concept untauchability & superiority ofBrahmins came in front of society. According to him Brahmans are the purest part of Brhma & the whole world is only for them & others are called untouchable & the slave of Brahmins.

Under Article 17 of the Indian Constitution, untauchability is abolished & its practice in any form is forbidden. The enforcement of any ability arising out of untauchability shall be an offence punishable in accordance with the law. Besides the Civil Rights Act 1976, the Indian Parliament also enacted the SC & ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989 in order to prevent the offence of atrocities against the SC/ST & to provide Special Courts for trial.

The Anti Mining Dharana comes about a year in many parts of the State of Odisha, specially in KalahandiDist. where the place of worship be leased out in the name of Industrialization. For the tribalsNiyamgiriHill is not only ecologically fragile but is the source of livelihood for around 8,000 of people living in 112 villages.

Like that in many areas in India we found exploitation & suppression against the tribals which should be go against of Civil Rights and Human Rights of thousands of people in the Country. So more implementation of law & order is necessary to take immediate steps to save the civil rights of the tribals