The word social justice means fair play. Our Indian society has been striving for ages to ensure equity and justice.
But the saddest part is that Justice is becoming scarcer with every passing year. The coming years is holding little hope of restoring social injustice in the country.
The Constitution does not differentiate between people on the grounds of religion, race, caste, sex, and place of birth or any of them, but at the same time the government have proved incapable of enforcing this provision. There are still many cases of caste discrimination and religious disharmony. The recent lynching cases are an example of religious fights that we are facing. Padmaavat violence is another very recent example.
Corruption is there in all the stages. Leaving handful of people all the people be it a clerk or a person sitting in a higher authority are all corrupt. They support people with power and money. The down trodden are left behind because of this corruption the gap is widening between the richest and the poor.
Our Constitution has also given us fundamental right of ‘Right to equality’ but in the real life it is not being practiced. The law and order have failed to help out the needy ones.
The police or the authority generally favours the richer class of people. No one actively takes up the cases of the down-trodden and thus they are deprived of justice.
To tackle this, on 20th February we celebrate World Day of Social justice. It focuses on the goal of achieving full employment and support for social integration.
The United Nations General Assembly decided to observe 20th February annually, approved on 26 November 2007 and starting in 2009, as the World Day of Social Justice.
Prepared by Seema Kumari