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Education: A Right Consciously Betrayed

Anil Sadgopal

India has spent more than 60 years of its life as an independent republic failing to invest in educating its children and youth. It has not mustered the political will to commit even one paisa in the investment rupee to make it possible for children to receive elementary education. There is no intention to extend equitable quality education to every child as natural justice would demand. Plans and programmes are designed to short-change the most disadvantaged in society.

The Constitution of India was amended to establish education as a fundamental right for all children aged between 6 and 14 years. However, the new Constitutional Amendment (Article 21A) grants free and compulsory education ...

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