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India`s caste system needs to be destroyed: Meira Kumar

Last Updated: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 22:56

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said the caste system in India has cuased "unimaginable harm" to the society and needs to be destroyed completely.

Genetic evidence reveals origin of India`s caste system

Last Updated: Friday, August 09, 2013, 12:37

A recent study has revealed that the present caste system persisting in the Indian population is the result of a recent population mixture among divergent demographic groups.

Govt moots rights education to fight caste system

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 11, 2012, 11:49

The Social Justice Ministry has recommended human rights education at various levels including civil services and other central service training institutions to get rid of caste-based discrimination.

Caste system root cause of honour killing: Speaker

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 09, 2011, 22:04

Caste and dowry system are hurdles to gender equality and women empowerment, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Wednesday said.

I don`t believe in the caste system: Big B

Last Updated: Monday, July 18, 2011, 08:12

Bachchan says he doesn`t believe in the caste system, has never faced any bias because of his caste and is proud that his father gave him a surname that doesn`t denote any such thing.

Dishonour killing: Man kills daughter`s lover in Bijnor

Last Updated: Saturday, February 19, 2011, 13:14

The family members of an upper-caste girl in Uttar Pradesh`s Bijnor District killed a boy of a Dalit family.

Haryana dishonour killing: Man shoots brother-in-law

Last Updated: Friday, November 12, 2010, 14:43

In another case of dishonour killing in Haryana, a 28-year-old man was shot dead by his wife`s brother as he hailed from a different caste, police say.

Abolish caste system: SC, gives lifer to 6 for Dalit killings

Last Updated: Saturday, December 05, 2009, 17:49

Thirty years after eight Dalits were massacred by upper caste Thakurs in Uttar Pradesh, the Supreme Court has sentenced to life imprisonment five of the accused and said caste system should be abolished.

`Caste system greatest tragedy to befall human race`

Last Updated: Monday, August 10, 2009, 16:17

Describing caste system as the "greatest tragedy to befall human race", Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Monday said even the poor have a right to live with self respect.