Shambuka to Indra Meghwal, inequality hurts it all

Source: The post is based on an article Shambuka to Indra Meghwal, inequality hurts it all published in The Indian Express on 30th August 2022.

Syllabus: GS 2

Relevance: Inequality and concerns associated with it

News: This article discusses about the issues associated with the caste system in India.

What are the problems associated with Caste system?

Even today, caste determines a person’s occupation. It makes the Labour an obligation, instead of a choice.

The work is divided on the basis of caste. A caste is often associated with a particular kind of work. Low castes mostly do low profile work.

This segregation stands in the way of creating holistic knowledge. It prevents knowledge creation and kills imagination and innovation.

The monetary value of labour is determined by the caste of the labourer and not on the social need for labour.

Caste discrimination makes our democracy full of problems.

B.R. Ambdedkar rightly stated ‘’political democracy has been achieved by the freedom struggle and take over from the British, but social democracy is far away”

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