An Analytical Study on the Socio-Economic and Legal Inequality in India

  • Muthukumaran Sivaswamy
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  • Muthukumaran Sivaswamy

    Student at Saveetha School of Law, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (SIMATS), Saveetha University, Chennai, India

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This doctrinal research paper provides a comprehensive examination of the intricate landscape of socio-economic and legal inequality in the context of India. The study delves into the multifaceted dimensions of inequality, exploring its intricate connections with historical legacies, cultural dynamics, and the evolving socio-legal framework. It scrutinizes the intricate interplay between socio-economic disparities, encompassing income inequality, educational discrepancies, and disparities in healthcare access, and the legal structures that either perpetuate or seek to redress these inequalities. Through an extensive analysis of constitutional provisions, legislative enactments, and judicial pronouncements, the paper critically assesses the effectiveness and limitations of legal mechanisms in addressing socio-economic and legal inequality. It investigates the roles and responsibilities of governmental institutions, including the judiciary, in promoting and safeguarding social justice and equality. The prevalence of such inequalities significantly hampers India's progress towards achieving a more equitable and just society. Moreover, the research paper highlights the implications of systemic biases, discriminatory practices, and policy gaps on marginalized communities and vulnerable segments of the population, particularly focusing on the challenges faced by disadvantaged groups in accessing justice and socio-economic opportunities. By synthesizing a broad array of legal and socio-economic literature, along with empirical evidence, the paper presents nuanced insights into the complexities of inequality, shedding light on the broader societal implications and the prospects for building a more equitable and inclusive society in India. It also provides an insight into details and current scenario in India with the causes, effect and impact caused due to these disparities of inequality in different arenas.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 2550 - 2559


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