Author : Ilma Firoz

llma Firoz is a media student at Jamia Millia Islamia. She uses her writing to raise
awareness among the youth, focusing on the trajectory
of their generation, while also exploring unconventional approaches and government interventions to address the challenges they face.

Indigenous people, also known as Tribals, Adivasis, and Aboriginals, have been given names, but not rights. Will this have an impact? India, or AATMA NIRBHAR BHARAT, has an indigenous population of 8.6%, the vast majority of whom live in harsh conditions.

CLASS DIFFERENCE – A factor that has been apparent in our country for centuries, and if one believes that it just exists among upper and lower social strata, I contend that it is a very weak and broad term to use because it exists even when you happen to belong to the same caste. It exists even when there is a disparity in the economic circumstances of people from the same caste.

ILLITERACY – I’m not sure how teaching math, science, and social studies (which eventually leads to a new Indian history that future generations will study) can solve the situation. Why don’t we see that until and unless you teach them what is genuinely good for India’s welfare, how you can’t expect the country’s tagline to shift from developing to developed? India, which resides in the heart of three colours, namely saffron, white, and green, with the Ashoka Chakra in between, cannot be reduced to a single colour.

The way they are being treated in India is comparable to the intolerable acid attacks that women experience as such actsacid attacks constitute a degradation not only to women’s bodies but also to their self-esteem and soul. Tribals in India are also facing a similar kind of fate just being reduced to ashes, particularly in Manipur, which has been engulfed in tribal turmoil for months, and our government right now is sitting back and watching it as an entertaining action movie with few comments here and there. The Manipur incident shows the government’s failure to provide equitable access to tribals.

The Bhima Koregaon case is yet another example of humanity losing its civility and the divided class system taking its toll. Rahul Phatangale, 28, perished together with another 16-year-old child and, eventually, Stan Swamy, who had devoted some of his precious years to tribals. On April 22, 2018, another Dalit woman was discovered dead in a nearby well of her home. Her family claims she was forced to retract her statement. Do they deserve this fate?

In May 2022, Sampat Lal Batti and Dhansay Inwati were brutally murdered in Seoni district of Madhya Pradesh, on mere suspicion of cow slaughter. Therefore I have a big question about what this constitution means to the so-called power holders. What kind of justice can we expect if encounters, bulldozers, and lynchings were to be replaced as new constitutional rules?

The President, who has the authority to dissolve the Lok Sabha, was not present for the inauguration of the parliament. Isn’t it stated somewhere that our president is of indigenous descent? Don’t you think it is one of the key reasons for her absence? No doubt, washing the victim Dashmat Rawat’s feet was a noble act, but was it done in accordance with the Constitution, and was the presence of the bulldozer justified in this picture? These are the questions that should preoccupy the mind of every person who aspires to live in a developed India – an India in which Article 25 protects the right to free thought, belief, and expression. It includes the freedom to change your religion at any time.

Scarcity or hunger for a resource is the major cause of any conflict, which displays itself as riots, wars, lynchings, and disgusting behaviour against fellow human beings.

The Constitution is actually turning into just a piece of paper in the hands of the powerful. The solution is never to arm people; instead, the judicial system must act faster and with greater authority to put an end to the annoyance, and there must be some measures in place to regulate not only daily media  but also the film industry, which treats human emotions as a commodity in order to sell their films.


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