SOLUTIONS FOR KOLIS
Kolis are a very important part of our subcontinent. They are the conservers of an ancient tradition as well as an important part of our economy. Presently their tradition appears to be in danger and their livelihood is in threat. this is due to various reasons including Industrialisation, their marginalisation as well as due to pollution. We need to understand their cultural and economic importance and should find a way to preserve their lifestyle let us see at some ways which can benefit the kolis and somehow will also help us.
1. ROLE OF GOVERNMENT
In order to preserve the lifestyle of kolis, it is the government who is responsible to play a very important role. It is the government responsible for administering the laws to ensure that all its citizens are treated with equality and all their fundamental rights are protected. The government should take several concrete steps to ensure the rights of kolis are protected by judiciary.
2.INVOKING FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS
The kolis can invoke on their fundamental rights to demand for greater equality. As the kolis are an marginalised group they can make the government realise about the inequality done to them and if still the government does not takes any action then through their elected representative they can also ask questions to the government for not working on their issue. Fundamental Rights like right to equality, right against exploitation and for the non functioning of government can also use their Right to constitutional remedies.
3.REQUIREMENT OF AN ACTIVE AND FREE JUDICIARY
An active and free Judiciary is required as the function of the judiciary is to upholding and enforcing laws. There are several laws in constitution that protects all the rights and interests of marginalised groups including kolis. If judiciary will be active enough to ensure that rights of all marginalised groups like kolis are protected then those who causes any injury to the rights granted to them are punished then the kolis will have releif. Sometimes the the kolis are displaced from their land due to constructional activities and are not compensated for it because these dominant buisnessmen are having good relationship with ministers that control judiciary and So judiciary are bounded with the powers of these ministers and cannot do anything So, a free judiciary is also required.
4.SCHEDULE CASTE AND SCHEDULE TRIBE (PREVENTION OF ATTROCITIES)ACT 1989.
Under this act there is a provisions that is very significant for kolis it is as follow;
5.ENDING STEROTYPES AND INCREASING AWARENESS
There are various sterotypes taking birth in the society about kolis. Firstly, that the kolis are a group which is primitive and they are discriminated on the basis of race. Secondly it is said that the kolis do not want to adapt the new lifestyle and still live in twentieth century. They are seen with fear and hostility.