5 mark Q) What are the steps taken to reduce the effects of Casteism in democracy ? How do you confirm that democracy has transformed people from the status of subject to that of a citizen ? Thank you.


Steps taken to reduce the effects of Casteism in democracy are-
  1.  Independent India has witnessed changes in the caste system due to certain constitutional provisions that provided  for in principle legal and political equality to everybody irrespective of their caste.
  2.  Article 17 of the constitution banned untouchability, even though it continue exist in some parts of rural India.
  3. Government policy of reservation has helped in enhancing the education and economic status of the Schedule caste and Schedule Tribe.
  4.  Apart from legal and constitutional provisions social and economic changes have broken traditional caste hierarchies.
  5.  Increased urbanization, economic development, better education  and job opportunities, occupational mobility has made people less conscious of their caste system. Younger generation  has been exploring better job opportunities than those associated with a particular caste.
  6. There has been a marked attitudinal shift of the people particularly in urban areas who have become more aware and have risen above these narrow caste loyalties.
Democracy has transformed people from subject to citizen because when there is a lack of democracy all the decision are taken by the ruler or the dictator but when democracy established there is a important role of people in taking decision by the power of the right. Thus, transformation has been done.

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