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Elementary Education as Fundamental Right

Fundamental Right J V Deshpande WHILE fighting any sickness, half the battle is won if it is diagnosed properly. This is as true of nations as it is of individuals. Both the experts and the politicians in India are agreed upon the root cause of numerous afflictions that India chronically suffers from. It is the lack of educational facilities, particularly the lack of facilities for elementary education for the masses. Whether it is poverty or disease, crime or corruption, casteism or linguistic chauvinism, religious bigotry or economic stagnation, there is unanimity that all these evils in the country spring from one major cause: lack of facilities for universal elementary education in the country. No one can find fault with this diagnosis.

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