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Cast away caste

With reference to Chaitanya Kalbag’s article India, a class act (June 14), caste, once a tool in the hands of the upper-castes to divide and exploit Hindu society, is now creating societal problems.

india Updated: Jun 15, 2007 00:55 IST

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With reference to Chaitanya Kalbag’s article India, a class act (June 14), caste, once a tool in the hands of the upper-castes to divide and exploit Hindu society, is now creating societal problems largely owing to convenient interpretations of certain constitutional provisions. To become a casteless nation, India must strive to improve the lot of the disadvantaged, irrespective of caste. The State must do its bit to provide quality education, healthcare and incentives for inter-caste marriages.

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First Published: Jun 15, 2007 00:42 IST