Describe any two circumstances under which the principle of non- discrimination is violated in social life. What measures have been taken to get rid of such practices? Explain.

Asked by Sushanth | 15th Jan, 2016, 03:13: PM

Expert Answer:

Two circumstances under which the principle of non- discrimination is violated in social life is the practice of the principle of untouchability in rural India and discrimination among people on the basis of religion.

Caste system has been one of the major evils which has been in existence in the Indian society since the ancient period. People of lower caste have been systematically denied education, equal opportunities of work and have been forced to do all sorts of menial jobs. They are regarded as untouchables. It was to do away with this practice of inequality that Our Constitution declared the practice of untouchability as an act punishable by law. Over the years, the conditions in urban India has changed considerably but people are still discriminated in rural India on the basis of caste.

India is a secular country where people have the right to propagate, profess and practice their religion. People of minority community are many times discriminated in the society on the basis of religion. For example in Mumbai, people of a particular minority community find it difficult to find a house on rent. This violates the principle of non- discrimination in social life. Efforts are been made to strengthen the housing society laws in order to do away with this injustice. 

Answered by Social Science Expert | 16th Jan, 2016, 09:21: PM

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