A crop of Dalitbahujan leaders dancing to the tune of ‘social harmony’

The endeavour for securing representation for the neglected communities seems to be more about the emancipation of their leaders. Swami Prasad Maurya, who was once a prominent BSP face in the struggle for freeing the backward classes from Brahmanism, is a case in point, says Kanwal Bharti

Social change and social justice are two distinct concepts. Social change involves replacing the system based on injustice and exploitation with a socialist order. That is why almost all the proponents of an equitable society have voiced the slogan of social change. In his early days, Kanshi Ram also talked about social change. But the status quoists countered it with the slogan of social justice, which Vishwanath Pratap Singh introduced into Indian politics.

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