10 Lines on Untouchability

There are many evils in our society like Child Marriage, Child Labour, Dowry and discrimination etc. Untouchability is one of them. Untouchability is a curse for society, and it is also unconstitutional to practice. You can have complete detail about 'Untouchability' through the sets of 10 lines below.

Ten Lines on Untouchability

Set 1

1) Untouchability means segregation of a group of people from the mainstream.

2) It divides the society on the basis of caste.

3) It results in loss of dignity and low self-esteem of a particular community.

4) It restricts the social, economic and educational growth of the discriminated community.

5) Untouchability is defiling our society since 1500-800 BC.

6) It encourages Religious conversions in society.

7) Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment oversee the development of suppressed classes.

8) The government provides monetary aids along with free books and accommodation to the students from the deprived sections.

9) Protection of Civil Rights Act 1955 protects those subjected to untouchability.

10) Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1955 provides financial and legal help to the lower caste.

Set 2

1) Untouchability was widespread in ancient times.

2) It is a social curse for modern society.

3) It discriminates society, planting the seeds of disputes and revolt.

4) Many eminent personalities of India protested and fought against untouchability.

5) Mahatma Gandhi regarded untouchability as a leper wound on the body of society.

6) The constitution of India had legally abolished untouchability and practising it is a punishable offence.

7) The Indian government has taken many steps since independence for the development and upliftment of the backward communities.

8) The reservation system for the poor and backward communities in government jobs is a way to improve the social condition.

9) The steps of the government have shown positive results with a visible change in the development of these communities.

10) The society, especially the younger generation, should come forward to abolishing this social evil.


Set 3

1) Untouchability is the practice of discrimination among people based on caste, religion, colour or other difference.

2) Untouchability is living in Indian society for a long time in history.

3) Government has succeeded in removing it from a major part of the nation.

4) It is never beneficial for the nation from any perspective.

5) Fight for the abolition of Untouchability is going in India for a very long time.

6) After many struggles, the Indian Constitution adopted a law against untouchability.

7) Article 17 of the Indian Constitution abolishes the practice the untouchability in India.

8) Now the people from all the castes and religions are equal in all fields.

9) Also, the government has provided them with a reservation to make them contribute to the development of India.

10) The untouchability has almost eradicated from India and people are working together for the betterment of their country.

Set 4

1) Untouchability does not only prevail in India but also in many other countries.

2) Mahatma Gandhi and Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar are the prime leaders who fought against untouchability in India.

3) According to the Indian Constitution, the practise of untouchability in India is a punishable act.

4) Untouchables are mostly “Harijans” and “Dalits” in India.

5) Untouchability is a punishable offence in the Indian Constitution according to the Untouchability Act 1955.

6) To support the law, the Government also passed a Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Act 1989.

7) Now a day, 25% of the Indian population is still practising Untouchability.

8) In India, more than 150 million people are still the victim of untouchability and facing discrimination.

9) However, the Untouchability has almost left India but not completely.

10) Untouchability has never respected talent and always avoided it.


We all must abolish untouchability and discrimination based on caste and work we undertake to earn a livelihood. We should not look down on someone who is doing a lowly job such as cleaning, sweeping roads, cleaning gutters, scavenging etc. We must understand that the Constitution has provided for the equality of opportunity and dignity of life for all, which we all should respect and follow.