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Reservations leading to Inter and Intra-Caste rivalries

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Policy of Reservation has given rise to inter and intra-caste rivalries. Each caste is a conglomeration of sub-castes and sub-sub-castes. Indian society has officially been classified into – caste Hindus, backwards, SCs, STs and minorities for purposes of Reservations and other preferential measures. Different castes bearing the same caste tag i.e. SC, ST, OBC etc  have come together with the pupose to increase their numerical strength and to become politically a powerful pressure group.

But the unity of backward castes on surface under the label of Dalitsor “OBC” is an illusion created by vested interests. Neither the term Schedule caste”, nor OBC nor Dalit makes them a homogenous class. None of them has ever forgotten their separate identities. This has increased the in-fights between different categories and between different groups in each category.

Such a development created social disorder, making the task of governance difficult. In the opinion of MSS Pandian, an academic…

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December 9, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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