30 years… the search goes on
Thirty years is a short time in history, yet too long a wait for justice. India has been grappling with the eradication of caste-based discrimination and violence for millennia. Dr.Ambedkar is reported to have said, ‘avatars have come and gone, saints have come and gone, social reformers have come and gone, yet untouchability remains.’ The Constitution of India abolished untouchability in 1950, and brought forth the Untouchability (Offences) Act in 1955, thoroughly amended it in 1976 as the Protection of Civil Rights Act, brought forth another law the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989, and thoroughly revamped it again in 2016….
“The Elusive search for Justice” book launched on 11 September 2020