Vol. 1, Issue 7 (2014)
Violation of human rights of the dalits in India
Author(s): Hanamantappa B. Sedamkar
Abstract: Human rights emphasize the secured living of every human being all over the world. As such, at the international level, there are frequent conferences and summits on international human rights. The human rights emphasize the equality of all human being irrespective of their race, religion, caste, gender or any other aspects. Further, the human rights also emphasize the food, clothing and shelter for all including their secured living. India, predominantly caste based nation, where there are many religions and castes and many of the practices are caste based. Hence, inequality, social discrimination, untouchability, atrocities on marginalized groups, etc are reported. The present paper gave statistics on the caste based violations and how human rights of Dalits including Dalit Women and Dalit Children are frequently violated in India. It is suggested that violations of Human rights concerns should be taken seriously by the government and rigorous punishment is essentially needed on the human rights violations against the Dalits and marginalized groups.