Caste System “The Evil”: A Study from Socio-Legal aspects of the Society

  • Ummey Safia Begum
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  • Ummey Safia Begum

    Student at Faculty of Law, Cotton University, Guwahati, Assam, India

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To understand caste system and its associated terms and discrimination, it is important to understand the complexity of the caste system, from the perspectives written down in books and from the practical view as well. It has its roots from the ancient society but it took another turn and with different perspectives when the role of colonialism came into picture in shaping the caste system as it exists today. Various provisions are been made by the framers of the Constitution to safeguard them as well as government initiatives been taken to implement various laws like SC and ST Atrocities Act, etc., This article studies about how the system existed and followed by the people of India since its inception and the impacts that had on the society . It also tried to study the affirmative action’s that are brought by the government along the name of reservations and quota system in the country to uplift them so that they can get out from the long suppressed and miseries that they suffered since ages.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 2, Page 2042 - 2055


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