According to the Indian Constitution, every citizen has equal rights and they have equal access to laws and regulations across the nation regardless of gender, class, race, culture, and so on. But if we see in reality, deep down rooted parallel economy and biased nature of elite group procreating a world of vulnerable and helpless community that evolves with us but in the opposite manner. That is the “marginalised section” of society.
Marginalised section of the society is the most vulnerable part of the system. They are in that position due to various reasons existing in society. Gender, poverty, lack of education, lack of resources, lack of awareness etc., are some sort of reasons that leads to the emergence of a marginalised section. They belong to rural, urban, slum and semi-urban areas of the country. They are identified because of their vulnerability to food, health, education and so on. This is a vicious cycle of poverty. No financial stability means no money ultimately leads to the generation of marginal section. For making them independent and self-sufficient, we need to break that cycle. Furthermore, building up the system of education, health and laws is one step ahead only but expanding access to them is the ultimate goal.
My visit to a village Kharawar, Rohtak, Haryana provides me insights and an understanding of the basic living of marginal communities. They have panchayat ghars, but they are not used to it, they have primary schools but access is limited for them, a primary healthcare system that is far away from them and many more problems that could not be explained in one paragraph. They have the resources and systems but they do not have an approach, and yes that makes them vulnerable and susceptible.
At least some of us are aware of every exploitative move against us. But what about them? We are the only ones who can bring change in society, who have the potential to fight back against this biased world.
For solving the problem of the marginalised section of society, you need to approach, grow, stand by them and their livelihood. You need to work with them not work for them.
Education is the only solution, but educated people who are aware of everything but don’t want to do anything for marginalised people are the problem. So fixing up that problem, we need to draw the attention of well-educated people. Taking up an agenda in your life for promoting the welfare for them is just a piece of art, which is useless, but working on it and making it brighter and shiner gradually is the matter of fact. We read a lot, see a lot, listened a lot, we thought a lot but we never felt that pain in which they all are tied up. We formulated the laws and know the existing rules and regulations, but we never crossed checked them with the population who need them.
For instance, we know that according to the 73rd and 74th Amendments to the Constitution, the percentage of women in the panchayat should be 33%. However, we still don’t know, is it implemented in that manner or not? So keep checking on those kinds of things to keep us one step closure to success. There are voids in the system we need to fill up, otherwise maintaining the laws is the way to carried forward with or without marginal community is a formality.
So politics, governance and we are fundamentals of this system to bring out a change in the world through our work, experience, inspiration and so on.
If you find anything valuable point from this or you have some solutions for the problems discussed above, please mention them in the comment section.
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