A national debate has been triggered championing the case for a caste census, with Rahul Gandhi calling it a much-needed ‘X-ray’ of Indian society.
Readers of this newspaper may find it difficult to discuss caste.
Data reveals that more than three-quarters of all senior professional positions in India are taken up by people from the ‘forward castes’ who constitute only one-fifth of the population.
The government’s proposal to ask WhatsApp to disclose the originator is sound but its demand for exclusivity and control over this process is unacceptable and must be resisted.
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