Model Question and Answers for APSC | What is Social justice? What are its different dimensions? What is its importance in the Indian context? (APSC 2018)
Ans : “Social justice may be broadly understood as the fair and compassionate distribution of the fruits of economic growth.”
Social justice is the view that everyone deserves equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities. While formal definitions for social justice vary in wording, the following are dimensions that constitute Social Justice.
With these core values in mind, we can define the phrase as such: Social justice means equal rights and equitable opportunities for all.
Importance in the Indian context
1.Social Justice is the foundation stone of the Indian Constitution.
2. The Constitution of India has solemnly promised to all its citizens justices-social, economic and political
3.Social justice denotes the equal treatment of all citizens without any social distinction based on caste, colour, race, religion, sex and so on. India being a country of immense diversity social justice assumes extra significance
4. It means the absence of privileges being extended to any particular section of the society, and improvement in the conditions of backward classes (SCs, STs, and OBCs) and women.