On the current map of the world, South Asian countries include India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan. All of these countries feature on the list of developing countries.
This is where socio-economic injustice forms the major cause of unrest among the societies, where we observe systems of caste, creed, tribe, and widespread discrimination on the basis of colour, territory, and race.
This is where the classification of social classes humiliates humanity. Where peoples are terribly insulted due to their social responsibility or job description in a system, e.g. cleaners, shoemakers, barbers, steel fixers or manual workers are considered as low class humans. Where we see a huge number of professions where humanity feels ashamed of social structure.
Where opportunities of education are not equal, where the sons of workers always remain a worker. The rich are becoming richer and the number of poor families is increasing day by day.
In order to achieve a prosperous and peaceful society, we need to abolish the socio-economic injustice throughout the region. We need to treat people with due respect and dignity. We need to provide opportunities of education, employment and business to the masses without discriminating on the basis of caste, creed, race, religion, faith, territory or colour.
Author: Saqib Ali Raza, Pakistan
Photo: An elder long-serving house-servant preparing food for his master from his quarter.
© UN4U/Ahsan Abid. Creative commons via Flickr.