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Even the private sector is not entirely immune to the systemic discrimination

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Social Inequality

Alok Prasanna Kumar 



Discrimination against members of communities classified as Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes is not just an agglomeration of individual acts of prejudice. Despite the Constitution of India and laws prohibiting and punishing such acts, these have not been able to adequately tackle the systemic discrimination Dalits and Adivasis face in the country. Reservations, for instance, have opened up access to institutions earlier closed to Dalits, but have not been able to ensure that the universities and colleges do not become hostile places for them.

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First Published: Sun, June 26 2016. 21:35 IST

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