Does untouchability still exist in our country?Recently, I have read the novel untouchability and I was really disappointed to learn how badly the lower caste people were being treated by the upper class people. The lower class even had to beg for food and drinking water.
The lowered class were asked to remove the human excreta and burn it. Can we just imagine this? Is there any tougher job than this? They were treated worse than dogs. I was really touched by knowing these kind of things.
I hope the situation is better now. I too have seen untouchability in my place but not so worse. The lower caste are living their lives but they are not allowed to enter the house of upper caste people.
My mom don't even offer them coffee or water with the tumblers we use. She will keep a separate ones for them. In villages they are not allowed to temples.
Even in the 21st century the caste system exist. By seeing this caste discrimination, I feel like there are different species of human beings.
Please let me know your views about this.