I made stone temples, carved God out of stone
But priests are like stone,
They imprison God.
Whom shall I hear?
We were born Untouchables
Because of our deeds.
—Dalit devotional song (Franco, Macwan, and Ramanathan, 2000: 191)
With home to more than one thousand million individuals, India is world's biggest democracy. India is additionally one of the establishing members of the UN. It signed the declaration by the United Nations at Washington on 1 January 1942 and furthermore, took an interest in the notable UN convention in San Francisco from 25 April to 26 June 1945. India has reliably upheld the purposes and standards of the UN and has made huge commitments to authorizing the objectives of the UN charter, especially within the discipline of peacekeeping.
Despite supporting the purposes and principles of the United Nations, India keeps on being not able to do to totally eradicate the issue of discrimination which perseveres at all the levels in all forms. Being a male-centric culture, victimization of women is across the board in India. What's …show more content…
Traditionally, Indian society was divided into four sects on the basis of occupational expertise like the Brahamins were assigned to read the scriptures, the Kshatriyas were assigned to rule, the Vashayas were engaged in trade and commerce and the Shudras were assigned to do the other jobs. But apart from these four sects, there were other castes that were completely ostracized from the traditional Indian society and not given any place in the caste hierarchy and were considered untouchables because they were engaged in professions that were considered “impure”. They were at the bottom of these (upper caste) people. They were treated less than humans. And if you’re a Dalit woman, the cocktail of gender and caste raises an even bigger barrier to tear