Orissa Post: "Correcting the Historical Injustice"

July 05, 2022

The nomination of Madam Droupadi  Murmu as the candidate for the election of the next President of India is historic as well as an act of unshackling historical injustice to the Indigenous People of India.     

No more, at least, glaring pictures of leaders of India including prime ministers and chief ministers or international visitors dancing with or garlanding people of the most marginalised, alienated, dispossessed and criminalised community in India- the indigenous people (Tribal). By announcing its presidential candidate from the tribal community, the BJP-led NDA seems to unshackle the historical injustice inflicted on one of the least represented populace in India. Or, Will this be just another symbolism or second-biggest project of increasing base like appointing the incumbent President of India?


Avilash Roul, Orissa Post, June 28, 2022