Q- Why has constitution made untouchability a punishable offence?
Answer- The Indian constitution is made or drafted by Constituent Assembly with a motive to make Indian democratic country and form a democratic constitution. That is why the untouchability is prohibited by Indian constitution and this is called illegal.
If anyone believe in untouchability or tried to represent him or herself superior and other inferior so he or she would be punished as he or she is violation of rights of that citizen which is illegal.
The another reason for why has constitution made untouchability a punishable offence because before independence of India there is a very big division of society among untouchables the people of lower caste such as SCs or Dalits and STs were considered untouchable and were restricted from enetering various holy places such as temples e.t.c. .