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Dalit Education and the Government Policies
April 1, 2010 a historic day for the people of India as from this day the right to education will be accorded the same legal status as the right to life as provided by Article 21A of the Indian Constitution. Each and every child in the age group of 6-14 years will be endowed with 8 years of elementary education in an age appropriate classroom in the vicinity of his/her neighborhood. Caste discrimination is a highly politicised and sensitive issue in India. Despite constitutional safeguards and special legislation for the protection of the country's estimated 200 million Dalits, violations of their fundamental human rights continue. The responsibility of social equalization fell upon the Indian government when it gained its independence from British in 1947, while some benefits of social programs and government policies designed to increase access of education for Dalits can be noticed, but the Dalit literate population still remains much lower than that of the rest of India. Present issue will notify the importance of education and the role of government policies for the emancipation of Dalit education. As education has been identified as the prime mover of development, an instrument of social change and having the potential of transforming the cast ridden society into a democratic one.
Dalit, Education, Literacy Rate, Government Policies
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