Marginalized Groups: Exploring the Intricacies

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Marginalized Groups: Exploring the Intricacies

By

Shikher Deep Aggarwal[1]

The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law

Punjab, Patiala

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ABSTRACT

“Rights are protected not by laws, but by social and moral conscience of society. The statement empowers the society to an adequate extent by the virtue of the moral power endowed in its structure. The notion is a product of the ideology of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. Ideologies forwarded by prominent individuals from the history still find a functional space in the same societies. This is one of such notions, which never lost its imminence, rather got strengthened with relative change of time. The legislative reforms introduced by the Government of India gave a light which is worth acclaiming and also, as always Judiciary has come time and again to save man miniature, by its sagacious judgements, from excruciating blows of evil society. Assiduous attempts are being made by Constitution of India, National Commissions and by various ministers, etc regarding the rights of marginalized groups but their successful application is a matter of scepticism. In Indian administrative culture law dwells in complexity if innumerability; which further hampers the success of same legal products. This happens because of lack of adequate interpretation and implementation in fruition. Society treats these people like harlequin in a pantomime. The assertion cannot be denied due to the practicality of the logistics behind human survival in the nature. In opposition it is a well known fact that the circumstances since long could not be ameliorated. This paper encapsulates an authentic attempt to forward a detailed analysis and understanding of the steps taken by government and even dominantly the role of society and Judiciary contributing in the realm and upliftment of marginalized segments with focus on women. Secondary sources have been used to unveil the hidden truth and the objective is to pay heed on this segment, to intercept the even handedness and to remove disparage from Indian Society.

MARGINALIZED GROPUS AND THEIR SURVIVAL: AN INTRODUCTION

The term “marginalized group” itself reflects the notion, which need to be explained at the instance .A margin is a space which is separated from a run of paper, and is deprived of being used as in normal course of action. It means that a portion that is leftover without being cut from it. As according to human context, it is that part of society, which is being deprived of their rights and duties and is being oppressed in normal course of action. They are sidelined and deprived of the privileges and facilities which are then enjoyed by the other classes, i.e. the people other than this ostracized group. Marginalized groups as an exclusion from meaningful participation in society, partly because the labour market does not or cannot accommodate them, proving to be one of the most dangerous forms of oppression. Minorities groups such as individual living with disabilities (physical or mental), women, racial minorities, aboriginal communities, single mothers, children, people belonging to schedule caste sand schedule tribes, AIDS patient, Lepers etc ; may all face certain forms of marginalization due to dominant discourse within the structure of society.[2]

They are being treated as minnow and are forced to remain away from so called ‘majority’ who are bigots and have negative attitudes towards marginalized people. In common parlance, marginalized groups can also be termed as minorities. Minority is basically a group that is different in some respect (such as race, religious belief etc) from the majority and that is sometimes treated differently as a result. In some courts, judges have held that the term minority, is not limited to a group that is outnumbered ; it may also be applied to a group that has traditionally discriminated against or socially suppressed,...
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