In an unequal society, exclusions from the democratic process based on social indicators reflect elitist bias.
INDIAN EXPRESS | BRINDA KARAT | SEPTEMBER 30 2015
An argument is advanced that such conditions will encourage people to go to school. This is rubbing salt in deep wounds. Was it Dalits who did not want knowledge when molten lead was poured in their ears? Was it women who chose to be enslaved in their homes by upper-caste patriarchal norms? The burden of historical injustice lies heavy in today’s India precisely because we have not only failed to eliminate injustices but have continued discriminatory practices, reflected in the statistics above. Without free education and the full…continue reading