It might be just a history for the post modern society of india but for them, who are labelled as born criminals has a different story for us. in 1871 the british govt passed an act commonly known as the criminal tribe act. under this act more than 150 tribes were labelled as the ‘hereditary criminals’.under the british rule these tribes were crushed by the police and rulers. This act provided the right to arrest these people without any warrant.
In due course of time the indian society witnessed the emergence of a new class of people who were branded as criminals. following independence, these tribes were ‘denotified’ but these communities were never been able to leave behind their ‘historic disadvantage’.Today some of them are included in the SC category and some in the ST category but still there are millions of them who doesnt even count as a backward class. These are the most unfortunate ones …because of the criminal labell that history has given to them, nobody ever accepts them…nor they are able to enjoy subsidies and reservations that govt provides.By this way the denotified community suffers ignorance from all aspects …from the govt’s side and from the society and hence even if they desperately needs an escape., they are forced to live a life of a criminal.And the bully creatures in the indian society ,leaves no chance to exploit their weaknesses. It is difficult for these people to stake a claim to the govt because of the stigma of being labelled as ‘ex criminal tribes’.
Their past might have been in darkness but the future of their children is in our hands. We shouldnt just simply sit and dream that one day everything would be fine automatically. In a society where we raise voice against each and every single matter….. i challenge you if you have guts ,do raise for the right ones .