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What is social justice?

Apart from the affirmative action of reservations in jobs and educational institutions, prohibition of discrimination based on religion, race, cast, gender, place of birth (doesn't work practically but that's the prescribed norm), criminalisation of discrimination such as untouchability etc., what else constitute social justice?

Economic growth and through trickle down effect or rights based approach, and redistribution across regions and classes economic justice is ensured. Isn't then economic justice a sub-set of social justice?

Politics gives voice to the society, so political and electoral reforms are also a part of social justice?

Then what is it which is not social justice, and what is social justice?

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  • edited April 14
    Ye koi sawaal hua raat kaatne ke liye. Yaha hai asli bakchodi ka scope :D


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  • edited April 13
    People use to say, through civil services we want to impart justice.
    So penal generally asks what is justics? ;)
    And reply ia.......

    Sir ..

    ...
    Sir justice is...
    ...
    Sir it is helping needy!(tone is as if puch rha h ya bata rha h :D )
    ...

    This is what is justice according to some of them.

    So elementary question first.
    What is justice according to u ? :p
    Nyay mat bolna bas :mrgreen:
  • Bas 5-7 comment. :open_mouth:
    Shame people shame.

    Justice is about making such threads.
    It gives an opportunity for people like me. Asahay, nonsocialising types to express out; Vent out; To opine; there by utilising time rather than daydreaming :D


  • edited April 13

    Apart from the affirmative action of reservations in jobs and educational institutions, prohibition of discrimination based on religion, race, cast, gender, place of birth (doesn't work practically but that's the prescribed norm), criminalisation of discrimination such as untouchability etc., what else constitute social justice?

    Economic growth and through trickle down effect or rights based approach, and redistribution across regions and classes economic justice is ensured. Isn't then economic justice a sub-set of social justice?

    Politics gives voice to the society, so political and electoral reforms are also a part of social justice?

    Then what is it which is not social justice, and what is social justice?

    Social justice is absence of artificial hindrance in the path of one's dream..

    Don't provide an outreach in the name of welfare state. Bhavnagar bhugtan , mnrega are political compulsions more than any thing else

    Had there been a literally free market, free of speculation, hoarders and manipulators , had there been a facility to store .. had there been a facility to access credit(interesr at market rate) to avoid a distress sell .. there would have been no need of a Bhavnagar .. there would have been no need of an outreach..

    But credit facility is accessed mainly by the powerful class. Most of the land in india is with few big owners. Rest are petty cultivators..

    Free market intends to bring fairness. Unbiassed and objective dealings.. so if those intentions are targeted by market interventions it is social justice.
  • Social Justice, Let's break it word by word.

    What is justice in simple terms?
    Justice is a right or fair action that brings out a sense of happiness, hope and learning to the majority of the parties involved. It is based on the principles of law, logic, rationality, ethics, morals and culture.

    What is Social?
    Relating to society.

    What is Social Justice?
    Social Justice is a right or fair action that brings out a sense of happiness, hope and learning to the society. It is based on the principles of law, logic, rationality, ethics, morals and culture.

    Social justice aims to foster social "development" by empowering and uplifting the backward communities of the society through the provision of basic amenities required to lead a "healthy" life, and also by safeguarding their rights. It aims to instill a firm belief that they too belong to the society just like everyone else, by providing them adequate opportunities to develop.

    Social justice also defines the "privileges of the society" and limits of "individual liberty" in order to maintain harmony and unity in the society.

    To OP, Yes! Social justice encompasses economic and political justice. And social justice can be applied to almost everything where human actions are involved because humans form the society.

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  • a simple definition that comes to my mind is - the constrast between parochial interests to interests of larger groups. So a captialistic system has to caliberate itself to make sure it benefits more poeple. In a cummunist regime, this more and more eventually gulps out the few rich, and the state then has to take the role of capitalists, which as it turns out leads to inefficiencies, and overall lesser wealth for society. And it can turn out into patently anti-scoial ways of teh Stalinist regime where millions could be put to death to reduce the burden and maintain an image of social justice vis-a-vis capitalist system. This reference though is in mostly economic aspect of a society's well being, so about mostly economic justice.

    But if we see the recent and every-so-often repeated scorn against UP-Bihar's passive dependence on revenue transfers from more prosperous states and the protests at distribution of financial resources as per the demographic reality, one has to confront the fact that social justice evntually comes down to chooing broad-based interests over parochial interests - here of regional outlook versus national outlook. The aspects of ignoring the democratic principle of political voice for the individuals which more Loksabha seats for populous seats would affirm is in addition the aspect of political justice here. What is political justice if it can't be used to have the means for improving the lot of a person?
  • Some one has a geography optional here.
    :D
  • Social-political-economic are a part of trinity that can't be separated into individual strands if one has to think about social justice.
  • Social-political-economic are a part of trinity that can't be separated into individual strands if one has to think about social justice.


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  • edited April 13
    If my friend is very talented but he don't have a job because he was fired for being drug addict .but he claims it was a plot. Then funding him in order to help him maintaining his relationship is social justice. :triumph:
  • Releasing key of UPSC Pre immediately after the exam is Social Justice.
    Marks of CSAT paper to be included for merit determination is Social Justice.
    Disclosing the marks of everyone along with selected roll numbers is Social Justice.
    Reducing the time gap between two papers of Pre from 3 hours to 2 hours is Social Justice.
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