Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said the caste system in India has cuased "unimaginable harm" to the society and needs to be destroyed completely.
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 and dowry system are hurdles
to gender equality and women empowerment, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Wednesday
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.
The family members of an upper-caste girl in Uttar Pradesh`s Bijnor District killed a boy of a Dalit family.
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.
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.
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
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