Structural Violence and Online Education System: A Comparative Study of Dalit and Muslim Students

  • Tehjeeb Alam Research Scholar, Department of Women Studies, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Mr Afsana Ph.D in Social Work
Keywords: Online education, Structural violence, Religion


In the Covid-19 period, almost all educational institutions in India are helping students by online classes to cover their syllabus according to the academic calendar. For this situation, researchers have done this research to examine the structural conditions and social structures that mediate poverty among Dalit and Muslim students and access to quality education. This is a comparative study with the use of mixed methods research technique. The snowballs sampling technique was used for data collection as well as some stock narratives were collected from students of various schools in Haldwani. Galtung’s structural violence theoretical perspective was used to know the structural condition of Dalit and Muslim students. This study shows that online education needs instantaneous and easily accessible technology, as online education is widening the gaps between rich and poor and accelerating the concept of equality. This can be improved through better education policies through the government and the structural violence happening with students can be eliminated.