Untouchability Fallacy

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Fallacy on Untouchability Abstract There is a fallacy among the ordinary people that untouchability is a part of our dharma and giving it off is a great sin. This presumption is the root cause of untouchability. Plethora of saints and leaders in various periods such as Sri Ramanujar, Gurunanak, Basaveswara, Shankar Dev, Swami Dayanandha Saraswathi, Sri Narayanaguru, Dr.Ambedkar, Periyar, Madurai Vaithyanatha Iyer, M.C.Raja, dedicated their precious lives to eradicate untouchability and struggled in all the ways to connect people beyond the chain of caste. The list is continuing without having a certain end. Despite the fact that all these great people worked to cleanse the strain on the fundamental philosophies of Hinduism, this taint still continues its role in society. Even today, those people who call themselves as upper caste people decline to treat untouchables, the people who are called as lower caste by birth, equal to their level. When we go deeper into the history and analyse, it is clearly understood that the untouchability is the consequence of the society and not of the religion. Key words: Untouchability, Marginalised people, caste. The ups and downs in society are stimulated from religion. It is believed that allowing untouchables enter into…show more content…
Nowadays, prominent writers as well as some political leaders create an illusion like major religion only in India has the cancer of untouchability and other religions in our nation do not have ever heard about that term. Their point is that varnashrama system taught the caste system and it insists the untouchability. Though their point is valid, there raises a question that no other religions except Hinduism follows Varnashrama system; in that case, why is the untouchability in practice in other religions too that/while they, indeed, do not follow the varnashrama
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