Empowerment of Marginalized Section (Women, Dalits, Tribals) & their Participation
Law School, Banaras Hindu University
The basic purpose of the Indian Constitution was to uplift the marginalized community. The constitution indeed works for that and realize fundamental rights to empower the people which would ensure economic and social democracy. The work for the benefit of the people should be at first hand and it is essential to have community of purpose, desire for welfare, loyalty to public ends and morality of co-operation as roots of democracy and in this democracy the incoming of the 73rd constitutional amendment has indeed worked a lot. Through this intense effort has been made to guarantee equality to the disadvantaged sections of the population through constitutional provisions aimed at preventing discrimination and promoting social justice. The concept of micro-management and bringing good governance was the primary aim and moreover bringing it to the remotest corner was the biggest challenge in this country. The concern of social justice implied the absence of discrimination on the ground of caste, race, religion, sex etc. in present scenario. This all perspective somehow or the other meant for giving equal opportunity to each and every person in every sphere to develop their total personality which also should work for removing the imbalance of society in socio-economic and political life. Today, in this political lifestyle the competent person is always left behind whereas the incompetent person leads the front. It is indeed the irony that we in live in this democratic country but we tend to live in an undemocratic society whereby the social justice becomes a distant dream. The Panchayati Raj system has to fulfill its aim for what it comes for and for this we indeed require the support because as soon as the conflict between parties comes to existence we start losing the track. This research paper tries to check out the challenges in effectively implementing the constitutional provisions.