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Volume 8 Issue 2
February-2021
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIR2102007

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71-84

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CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL SAFEGUARDS FOR PROTECTION OF DALITS:POLICY OF PROTECTIVE DISCRIMINATION

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2349-5162

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"CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL SAFEGUARDS FOR PROTECTION OF DALITS:POLICY OF PROTECTIVE DISCRIMINATION", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.8, Issue 2, page no.71-84, February-2021, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2102007.pdf

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The founding fathers of the Constitution were aware of the political, social and economic inequalities, which existed in the country due to historical reasons. They were aware of the prevailing miserable and appalling conditions of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes who had remained far behind and segregated from national life. It became imperative, therefore, to adopt a policy of protective discrimination as an equalizer to those who were too weak to compute with the advance section of the society in the race of life. The constitutional provisions set forth a program for the reconstruction and transformation of Indian society of a firm commitment to raise the sunken status of the pathetically neglected and disadvantaged sections of Indian society. The position of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other weaker sections of the society had always been a question mark for the society as well as the government. India being a developing country had been trying to provide an equal status to them but in reality had not achieved much success. Even in modern times they were facing problems though the extent of their sufferings was less as compared to previous times. For improving their conditions the government had taken various steps like specific laws were enacted for them, commissions were constituted only for their betterment and by means of reservation in educational institutes and services also. Recognizing the inequality in the India social structure, the makers of the Constitution argued that weaker sections had to be dealt with on a preferential footing by the state. A special responsibility was, thus, placed upon the state to provide protection to the weaker sections of society. Accordingly, the Constitution had provided for protective discrimination under various Articles to accelerate the process of building an egalitarian social order.

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CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL SAFEGUARDS FOR PROTECTION OF DALITS:POLICY OF PROTECTIVE DISCRIMINATION

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"CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL SAFEGUARDS FOR PROTECTION OF DALITS:POLICY OF PROTECTIVE DISCRIMINATION", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.8, Issue 2, page no. pp71-84, February-2021, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2102007.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR2102007
Registration ID: 305477
Published In: Volume 8 | Issue 2 | Year February-2021
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Page No: 71-84
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL SAFEGUARDS FOR PROTECTION OF DALITS:POLICY OF PROTECTIVE DISCRIMINATION", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.8, Issue 2, page no. pp71-84, February-2021, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2102007.pdf




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