Undoubtedly these are testing times for the underprivileged and marginalized in India. The scheduled castes and the scheduled tribes are facing caste based repression across the nation, owing to centuries old prejudices. The discriminations they undergo can be witnessed in universities, workspaces and streets even in this 21st century. Poverty, unemployment, resource crunch, landlessness and educational backwardness are distancing them from mainstream society. The Left Democratic Front has a thorough understanding of this predicament and has a clear perspective capable enough to eradicate this social evil, to bring the marginalized to the mainstream society.
Compared to the rest of India, the scheduled castes and the scheduled tribes in Kerala enjoy a better social position. However, the government has a clear understanding that complacency would not contribute to social progress. (more…)