The evil of untouchabilityUntouchability is a social evil. Once it was widely practiced. It is still found in some parts of the country. This evil should be removed from the society at the earliest.
Untouchability became a part of our social structure in the olden days. Indian society is divided into four different castes. These castes were formed based on the job or profession one took up. People who took up unclean works were kept away from the society. Slowly they began to be treated as untouchables.
Great men like Mahatma fought against untouchability. Gandhiji warned that Hinduism would die if untouchability continued. He called the out-castes, 'Harijans'. All social reformers maintain that there are no untouchables in the world.
After independence many laws have been made to remove untouchability. Much is being done to improve the lives of the society backward people. However this is q question of social importance. It can be solved only when people understand that all men are equal. All religions preach the same. We are all the children of God and should live like brothers and sisters. When we understand this, the evil of untouchability disappears. Then all Indians can live in peace and harmony.
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