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Campaign against caste: 'It's a national shame'

Last updated on: May 18, 2010 17:37 IST

On May 11 we launched our campaign against caste in census 2011 and responses from readers have been pouring in. While some merely clicked the 'I am against the caste census' button, others were more vocal. We present what our readers had to say:

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2933 : May 18, 2010, 12:06 pm
Signed by: kc leekha
Comment: they are dividing the society on caste basis for politcal interes oly.
2932 : May 17, 2010, 11:46 pm
Signed by: Nikhil kumar
Comment: Hi, i m an European-Indian and i belied that whatever the campaign has started is awesome......
2931 : May 17, 2010, 3:49 pm
Signed by: kaushik bose
2930 : May 17, 2010, 1:43 pm
Signed by: sushma iyer
2929 : May 17, 2010, 12:31 pm
Signed by: Shashank
Comment: Caste inclusion in itself is discrimination...
2928 : May 17, 2010, 12:10 pm
Signed by: Danish Khan
Comment: I have lost my love bcoz she was of a different caste. discrimination and hatred among the ppl.Leaders who claim to bring the change in backward classes may try to blackmail the govt. in taking tough decision.Most important it will break the unity of india.
2511 : May 14, 2010, 11:22 am
Signed by: Sanket Gala
Comment: For me, it is a divisive policy, which will only take the country further back. It is a political agenda, nothing else.
2510 : May 14, 2010, 11:20 am
Signed by: Roopa Dev
2509 : May 14, 2010, 11:09 am
Signed by: Vijay Soni
Comment: Cast census is nothing but great politics to calculate party's strength and to play the politics accordingly. Congress Party is famous for it.
2508 : May 14, 2010, 11:09 am
Signed by: Vikash
Comment: Do not divide our country on the name of Religion/caste or language. Our identity must be only Indian irrespective state we belong, language we speak or food we eat. We are child of India and we need to extend our hand to help our Mother india instead of hurting it furtehr with division of caste /religion or language.
2507 : May 14, 2010, 11:08 am
Signed by: Yogesh
Comment: This should not be allowed. These politicians will use this data for their vote bank politics
2506 : May 14, 2010, 11:06 am
Signed by: ranjeet koppully
Comment: if you are against or supporting anything in this world let it be caste, religion or anything you should have all the knowledge about it let it be orgin, evolution or be its impact which could be bad as well as good but as far as i am concerned to my knowlege about caste system of india it has more disadvantages than advantages to india as far long term is concerened so as far as my opinion caste system should be totally abolised or eliminated from indian society and in no way let it be censous or any other govt institution or organisation should not at all support caste system in any way.
2505 : May 14, 2010, 11:06 am
Signed by: Naveen Gottipati
Comment: Please abolish caste system
2504 : May 14, 2010, 11:01 am
Signed by: Rachit Sharma
2503 : May 14, 2010, 10:55 am
Signed by: sanjay
Comment: its against equality
2502 : May 14, 2010, 10:55 am
Signed by: Saurabh
Comment: Caste in Census should not take place.. The political leaders will use such data to further increase reservations in everything..
2501 : May 14, 2010, 10:54 am
Signed by: chinmay
2500 : May 14, 2010, 10:53 am
Signed by: muralidhar
Comment: I do think that if we need India to attain the status of world power, it needs to shed its old leaves of caste, regionalism etc. Why not this intiative start from the government it self by removing the caste from census. It would be a huge boost for all the people to change.. at least try to change. It would help the next generation of this generation's inter caste marriages. Come on, It s appreciating that the supreme court ruled in favour of living in together, on comparison to that ruling, this is a small step and a necessary one in that.

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