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India: Systemic Marginalisation of Dalits

In other words, the impact of Brahmanical policies and strategies on the Dalits, women, and others is hugely under-recognized in India. The words of the first law minister BR Ambedkar seem to be coming true. “If Hindu Raj does become a fact, it will, no doubt, be the greatest calamity for this country,” he had written.

A two-pronged process is underway in India. First, there is a decline in the social status of the Dalits, which reflects in the increasing atrocities. Many Dalit communities are also in an economic decline because, for ideological reasons, the BJP has devalued, banned or opposed some trades they engage in without creating alternative sources of income.

Soource: Licas News

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