Casteism still persists, laments retired HC judge

Casteism still persists, laments retired HC judge
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In view of the present situation, the ideology of BR Ambedkar still holds relevance for the Indian society, he added. Expressing serious concern over the prevalence of caste-based prejudices, Chandra Kumar said such practices have been making Indian society disintegrate further. The students have to overcome prejudices and should follow ideals of Dr B R Ambedkar, he added. 

Warangal: Six decades of Indian independence has failed to wipe out discrimination against the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes, lamented retired High Court Judge B Chandra Kumar.
Addressing a seminar on the topic ‘Contemporary Indian society-relevance of BR Ambedkar’ organised by the Kakatiya University Law Students Association (KULSA) at the University Law College in Hanamkonda town on Tuesday, Chandra Kumar said that the caste discrimination was not limited to one field but was present in all the fields of work across the nation and it would not augur well towards creation of an equitable society.
In view of the present situation, the ideology of BR Ambedkar still holds relevance for the Indian society, he added. Expressing serious concern over the prevalence of caste-based prejudices, Chandra Kumar said such practices have been making Indian society disintegrate further. The students have to overcome prejudices and should follow ideals of Dr B R Ambedkar, he added.
Chandra Kumar said that Dr Ambedkar, during his lifetime, had faced several humiliations because of his community and fought against such discrimination, scaled great heights and became the chairman of the Drafting Committee of the Constitution.
The student community should emulate his life and strive towards building an equitable society as dreamt by him, he said.
Political leaders who got benefitted with the reservation system have been failing to respond when the rights of the oppressed classes were getting violated. Besides that, the political parties in the country were resorting to caste based politics and dividing the society, Chandra Kumar pointed out. He further said that Ambedkar had strongly advocated free education to all but it was yet to be realised. He expressed misgivings over promotion of private universities and colleges by the State and Central governments at the cost of public education system.
The meeting was presided over by the KULSA president Kunooru Rajith. Dean, Faculty of Law (KU), Prof M V Ranga Rao, Law College Principal Padmaja Rani, faculty members Vijaya Chandra and others were present.

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