Does untouchability still exists ?

@p_vadla (1687)
India
June 13, 2008 8:30am CST
In some parts of the world,certain people are not touched by majority in rural areas.They are not allowed to enter temples, perform rituals,they are not supposed to sit with fellow students in the same rows..Is not it inhuman ?
3 responses
@bbsr13 (4198)
• India
13 Jun 08
Hello,vadla!This short of discrimination exist only in India.In many parts of the country untouchability prevails and the ubtouchabiles are not allowed to enter in to the temples,not allowed to perform rituals.they are not allowed to sit together with upper class people for dining,and even they are discriminated in the schools and colleges.this short of discrimination is certainly inhuman.the people should accept them and behave properly.thanx.
@tigertang (1750)
• Singapore
13 Jun 08
Under the Indian legal framework, untouchability has been abolished. However, it's not possible to leglislate away a millenia of tradition and in a country like India, which is exceedingly vast, how do you get an iron grip on things. However, India has gone through many social changes with its rapid economic growth in the IT and outsourcing industry. It therefore does not surprise me when you say that Untouchability remains strongest in rural areas where people have not had the exposure to the outside world that they've had in the cities.
@calpro (933)
• India
4 Nov 10
Hi vadla, I am sorry to hear that untouchability still exists in India.May i Know in which part of India it exists? As far as I am concerned India has made a complete changeover in the past two decades.Even in towns and villages cable, cellular phones and Internet has come and all have become equal and they are participating and entering temple in many villages.There are well educated people too. If at all it still exists let us try to educate them. Actions work better than speech.What do you say? Thank you.
@djmarion (4901)
• Philippines
16 Jun 08
yes, untouchables are the people in high society, living in luxury and with very high influence and power. they are the untouchables. well at least that's what they think about themselves.