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Campaign against caste: 'My caste is 'Indian''

Last updated on: May 26, 2010 16:18 IST

Campaign against caste: 'My caste is 'Indian''


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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3362 : May 26, 2010, 11:22 am
Signed by: vikram
Comment: Everyone is same.india is a democracy country everyone should have equal right to speak, act and do anything. i am against the caste census. let put india first.
3361 : May 26, 2010, 11:22 am
Signed by: S G RAVINDRAN
Comment: As off the things stands now the caste base census is necessary because certain schemes are meant for them for their development. But census is done on head count wherein caste has no place in the census count. Therefore it is like devleopment seen as logically but physically there if no development felt. Hence caste should be eliminated from the society for better development and human being are to be treated as human being only, then the true development can be seen and felt. Initially the reservation was provided in the Constitution for certain period of time their upliftment in the socieity. But out leaders from time to time have extended the reservation as uncureable disease in the mind set of the people and made them addict to this disease. Whether they are well off or not in the society they should get researvation. Hence the constitution has to be amended and the reservation has to be discontinued forthwith for better development of the society and country at large.
3360 : May 26, 2010, 10:46 am
Signed by: alex victor
3359 : May 26, 2010, 10:45 am
Signed by: manisha
Comment: Should be based on economic condition
3358 : May 26, 2010, 10:43 am
Signed by: Paras Jain
Comment: Counting based on caste simply a process to glorifying caste thus creating a race of dominance & struggle. What is more panic our parliamnet accepted it within 1 hr after this demands came.When it is time to dilute lines between different cast, govt. has taken second bigger step to make this line broader. first is reservation based on caste only. If affirmative action is necessary those should be based on gender, rural factor, ancestor's business, economic condition.Future generation will remember period of 1990-2025 as black period in indian history & Lalu, Mulayam, Karunanidhi & Sonia Gandhi as hatred people of this period.
3357 : May 26, 2010, 10:43 am
Signed by: Sachin
Comment: Dont divide India on Caste basis. Stop Catse practises.
3356 : May 26, 2010, 10:40 am
Signed by: Rajesh Karkera
3355 : May 26, 2010, 10:39 am
Signed by: rk sehgal
Comment: Cast based census will only divide the communities and India will never have the status of developing country. If we countinue to adopt such type of practice then our youth will have only dream that upto 2020 India will be a developing country. We must do all efforts that cast based politics should not have any momentum but it should be based on principles of merits so that one day our country people proudly say that our country(India) is a developed country and people are unite for the growth of human beings and its values. Cast based politics is an evil for the growth of our great democratic country.
3354 : May 26, 2010, 10:38 am
Signed by: Shreehari
Comment: Congress is wat it is.. they are the party who believe in divide and rule..Though India got IndependenceI say India is not republic ...It is still under the raaj of nehru ppl...It is gUndaaraaj..
3353 : May 26, 2010, 10:23 am
Signed by: Amit Kumar
Comment: Kudos to rediff for taking up this campaign.
3352 : May 26, 2010, 10:12 am
Signed by: Yogesh
Comment: i am against the caste census...
3351 : May 26, 2010, 10:07 am
Signed by: rajnish rana
3350 : May 26, 2010, 10:04 am
Signed by: richa roy singh
3349 : May 26, 2010, 10:00 am
Signed by: Adesh Kumar Jain
Comment: I wish one nation, one nationality, one religion i.e. Indian. All should be treated at par irrespective of caste/ religion. Nation must grow and can grow as one united nation. Cast-ism only divides. We should not allow this.
3348 : May 26, 2010, 9:59 am
Signed by: Adesh Kumar Jain
Comment: I wish one nation, one nationality, one religion i.e. Indian. All should be treated at par irrespective of caste/ religion. Nation must grow and can grow as one united nation. Cast-ism only divides. We should not allow this.
3347 : May 26, 2010, 9:52 am
Signed by: Vijay Kumar
Comment: If Government wants to provide equal opportunity to all people then it should stop descriminating people on the basis of caste.
3346 : May 24, 2010, 3:09 pm
Signed by: Raghul
3345 : May 24, 2010, 11:56 am
Signed by: paresh
Comment: This is ridiculuous. Are we living in 21st century or moving 100 years back again ? What is the purpose of conducting the caste based census? Is it to going to give extra benefits ? Absolutely not, so why a caste based census. I strongly condemn this move and think that it will only create the divide between people of India.
3344 : May 24, 2010, 8:34 am
Signed by: Shanu
Comment: Usually people of one country hate people of another country but the Irony for Indians is Indians hate Indians , thanks to the age old "CASTE SYSTEMS" left to us by our ANCESTORS...... I'm completely againstany for of inequality being practised in our country..... The only relegion or caste I beleive in is "HUMANISM"
3343 : May 24, 2010, 8:23 am
Signed by: sudhakar
Comment: The great indian clock is ticking back towards our old civilization.
3342 : May 24, 2010, 1:08 am
Signed by: Roshni Chaudhury
Comment: Stop dividing the Indian society!! We are in the 21st century and it is high time we get rid of this menace. Caste based reservations are reinforcing the caste system instead of eliminating them. Reservations should be on the basis of economic backwardness, irrespective of caste or religion.
3341 : May 23, 2010, 11:35 pm
Signed by: Kiran
Comment: Govt should focus and help only the economically disadvantaged people rather than giving priority on caste or religion basis. Census of caste is a backward step. People should have an option not to reveal caste and choose to be just Indian.
3340 : May 23, 2010, 11:19 pm
Signed by: Anil
Comment: It's further going to divide already divided India...
3339 : May 23, 2010, 11:11 pm
Signed by: shailesh
Comment: caste is against humanity and system of justice. Politicians of all parties have used it to perpetuate their interest. It is a national shame.
3338 : May 23, 2010, 10:32 pm
Signed by: shiv choudhary
3337 : May 23, 2010, 8:34 pm
Signed by: hari
Comment: There should be penalty on asking caste or religion of any individual. Politician want cast to divide and rule people. There should be reservation for economical backward people rather than cast.. But difficult to implement in India because whole Goverment and Oppistion are corrupt. Lets make a union and oppose it - If required by not paying any tax.
3336 : May 23, 2010, 8:33 pm
Signed by: Faizan
Comment: There are only two castes in the world: rich and poor. And the Census should, if at all, categorize people on this. If there is any reservation any where if should only be on talent and financial condition of the person. The politicians have agreed to the caste based census to pursue their vote based politics. The courts should interfere and stop this.
3335 : May 23, 2010, 7:56 pm
Signed by: Amith Manohar
3334 : May 23, 2010, 7:18 pm
Signed by: SK
Comment: This pathetic that the govt has decided to include caste in the census. Caste has no place in 21st century India.
3333 : May 23, 2010, 5:54 pm
Signed by: Prasad
Comment: The caste system & reservation system based on it should be stopped & reservation for economically backward only in education should be introduced.
3332 : May 23, 2010, 1:59 pm
Signed by: dinesh naik
Comment: the caste census is aimed to find out how many belong to underpriviledged castes in order to make more resevations for them n to make use of them as vote bank. one should ponder n see whether reservations in past has benefited the soviety and country. Also to remove any bias towards such castes we should ban caste system rather then count them and worsen the matter.
3331 : May 23, 2010, 11:56 am
Signed by: parimal
Comment: caste reservation was introduced 50+ years back to help the backward classes,but undue advantage and misuse has botched the very meaning. the economically backward people and not the backward classes need help.
3330 : May 23, 2010, 11:15 am
Signed by: Umesh Tiwari
3329 : May 23, 2010, 10:17 am
Signed by: s.sridhar
3328 : May 23, 2010, 7:35 am
Signed by: Guatham Jeppu
Comment: Caste system should be abolished. Caste census and inclusion of caste in government forms should be removed.
3327 : May 23, 2010, 7:03 am
Signed by: Manoj
Comment: Humans should be united all over world.
3326 : May 23, 2010, 7:02 am
Signed by: Manoj
3325 : May 23, 2010, 12:03 am
Signed by: Kriplesh
Comment: Its make division in Parivar
3324 : May 22, 2010, 11:26 pm
Signed by: Mithlesh
Comment: I am against caste based census.
3323 : May 22, 2010, 9:44 pm
Signed by: cassa.nova
Comment: Congress is taking a retrograde step in including caste in the census. This is going to divide the society further and polarise India
3322 : May 22, 2010, 12:25 pm
Signed by: Girish
Comment: Politicians are devide us on the basis of caste for their poiltical benfits
3321 : May 22, 2010, 12:09 pm
Signed by: p r santosh
Comment: i dont belong to a particular caste. lets keep our our country first
3320 : May 22, 2010, 12:03 pm
Signed by: Manish Panicker
Comment: India would be the Only country were people would like to proudly call themselves backword...Imagine a Doctor and Engineer calling themselves backward and enjoying all the benefits...
3319 : May 22, 2010, 12:02 pm
Signed by: Guruprasad
Comment: This is against the very basic ideology of our Constitution that says INDIA IS A SOVEREIGN, SECULAR, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC. Caste Census is strictly in the interest of those power-hungry and against those who are truly secular and it only appeases the most hyped 'so-called-victims' and victimizes the entire society sooner or later.
3318 : May 22, 2010, 11:44 am
Signed by: Srinivas
Comment: Say no to caste based anything!!! If asked give the caste as INDIAN... Say no to caste based census or anything and save the nation!!!
3317 : May 22, 2010, 11:32 am
Signed by: saraswat
Comment: Casteism is a curse. But we should know what per capita number of doctors, barbers, cobblers, priests, engineers etc we do have.
3316 : May 22, 2010, 11:29 am
Signed by: Vasudevan M.R.
Comment: How do we promote an eglatarian society if we keep pushing caste at every level.
3315 : May 22, 2010, 11:23 am
Signed by: Jyoti Rahalkar
3314 : May 22, 2010, 11:19 am
Signed by: Brijesh Mahanta
Comment: Gosh. It's 2010, and we still are talking about caste and other forms of discrimination. Why talk of giving assistance to the under-privileged by discriminating them ?? Why cant they be assisted purely because they need help in all forms ?? Is that so difficult to understand and act upon?? DIscrimination in all forms, be it caste, color, race, language, culture, is the worst act that a hman can indulge in. God Forgive them !!
3313 : May 22, 2010, 11:16 am
Signed by: jay Singh
Comment: Earlier British used DIVIDE AND RULE policy and NOW our politicians are executing the same.
3312 : May 22, 2010, 11:10 am
Signed by: Nishant
Comment: One India, All Indian !
3311 : May 22, 2010, 11:05 am
Comment: Its a Shame that all these hypocrate politicians are doing this just for their vote banks....
3310 : May 22, 2010, 10:27 am
Signed by: prashant_nair21
Comment: This is just another way for the congress to know exactly their votebank, i am against castes and all caste based politics, i would say castes, religion etc is a matter for the four walls of your house and in your private space do not make this public-- A so called Kshatriya
3309 : May 21, 2010, 11:46 am
Signed by: JAMIR KHAN
Comment: it will further widen the gap.
3308 : May 21, 2010, 11:41 am
Signed by: arun
Comment: One of the serious hinderances to the growth of our country is the caste system... Only when govt(politicians) stops showing inequality based on caste, there is a hope for overall development of India... Only when the nation advances on a big scale, the 'caste feeling' can be eradicated from the minds of peolpe who possess it... I love my caste free India...!!!
3307 : May 21, 2010, 11:41 am
Signed by: Ethan
Comment: Im totally against this, wat are we trying to achieve by this system. Is it about giving privilege to underprivileged ppl? if that is the case then our motive will not be achieved. There are so many in other castes also who are in need and because they are of a different caste (ppl who cannot benefit from the systm) they dont get any help.
3306 : May 21, 2010, 11:40 am
Signed by: Farooq
Comment: Caste System i itself a shame and must be abolished. People try to prove themself they are best because their forefathers have done something brilliant in past and they should ride on their lineage success, that's purely idiotic. Infact any religion which supports caste system should be abolished !
3305 : May 21, 2010, 11:38 am
Signed by: Gopalakrishnan
Comment: Caste in census will lead to problems than any benefit.
3304 : May 21, 2010, 11:24 am
Signed by: Pradeep Mandava
Comment: Caste is one of the ailment for individual growth. This creates another reason to be biased irrespective of the worthiness, and thus the milking cow of Politicians. Do not let politicians play with the psyche's of masses. Abolish Caste:Then Religion.
3303 : May 21, 2010, 11:14 am
Comment: The caste wise census & the Maoist Naxalite menace are the most dangerous for the development of India even worst than terrorism when we will get liberty from these anti social anti india movements.Giving reservation in jobs based on caste must stop in order to unite India for the betterment of our society the central government and the BJP are against caste wise census but other parties are in support for this census.We are facing more internal emergencies than any other constraints.If we have to develop as a whole then some of the issues must be solved with clear vision.
3302 : May 21, 2010, 10:20 am
Signed by: Avnish
Comment: I am an indian and living in a nation where should not matter that what's my caste,we should onsider education, knowledge not caste. If we say i am belongs to lower caste and should get reservation, it shows our mantality and weekness.
3301 : May 21, 2010, 3:49 am
Signed by: Dr. Vivek Pachauri
Comment: THis is something which politicians have always used to divide the society and we the ordinary people fall pray to it. Its high time, we think on the larger canvas and treat humanity as our only caste and religion. We need to rise above the ordinary and then only we will be successful as a country and be able to lead the world. Vande Matram!
3300 : May 21, 2010, 3:13 am
Signed by: raj
Comment: Horrible to even hear
3299 : May 21, 2010, 12:27 am
Signed by: Sunil Reddy
Comment: Are we still in 1940?Change has to yet to come.Caste is a curse
3298 : May 20, 2010, 9:44 pm
Signed by: Ravin
Comment: On the name of caste welfare politicians are only looking forward to weight how much their caste based alliance is going to work in future. It is waste of time and resources. We should have nothing else except the First name, Fathers first name, and Mothers first name, required in the census. Anymore information is useless. We just need total number of Indians, and nothing else.
3297 : May 20, 2010, 5:34 pm
Signed by: elias punjabi
3296 : May 20, 2010, 5:19 pm
Signed by: Pankaj
Comment: It's pitty that we protest against the situation of Indians in Australia and at the same time discriminate within ourself in own country based on caste.
3295 : May 20, 2010, 5:19 pm
Signed by: pravin patil
Comment: Right to Employement & Education should based on merit and not on cast.
3294 : May 20, 2010, 5:11 pm
Signed by: K.R. Rajesh
Comment: Government should take census based on economic power of the individual instead of this caste based sensus.
3293 : May 20, 2010, 5:06 pm
Signed by: jeet
Comment: It is a sin against humanity.
3292 : May 20, 2010, 5:00 pm
Signed by: raghu kumar
Comment: cast based census is only for politicians for playing durty politics.
3291 : May 20, 2010, 4:51 pm
Signed by: Vinay K
Comment: Basically census should be based on total population & out of which how many are employed, un-employed & so on, but never it should be on caste
3290 : May 20, 2010, 4:46 pm
Signed by: Sarav
Comment: After dividing this mighty nation in many ways, this time cunning congress has taken this weapon too..
3289 : May 20, 2010, 3:48 pm
Signed by: Abhijit
Comment: What is the purpose of caste census? Further discrimination? Further divide? Anyone who needs help for better life should get it, caste should not be a criterion. It's cruel to tell a person s/he is inferior by birth. "Dont change the rules of game, train everyone to compete instead. "
3288 : May 20, 2010, 9:23 am
Signed by: Vinay
Comment: are we a third world country or what??
3287 : May 20, 2010, 8:57 am
Signed by: kirank
Comment: What is the need of caste census? It creates a kind of insecurity and divides people. I must say its another form of racism only.
3286 : May 20, 2010, 8:45 am
Signed by: suresh nair
Comment: When will the dream of Rabindranath Tagore and millions of INDIANS come true? A caste free India.After more than six decades instead of reducing the amount of casteism and quota of reservation,narrow minded peope are just pushing this nation to the centre of doldrums. I WONDER WHICH GENERATION WILL WITNESS A CASTE FREE INDIA?
3285 : May 20, 2010, 8:40 am
Signed by: asim thakker
Comment: To eliminate caste we need to get rid of last names. Lets restart the whole system with giving each one of us the last names of the city/suburb you are born in. Asim ghatkopar ...ok scratch that :D
3284 : May 20, 2010, 8:30 am
Signed by: GANESH S
Comment: No catism Only Hinduism.........It is time to reform.
3283 : May 20, 2010, 8:26 am
Signed by: RAHUL Tiwari
Comment: Its High we stop differentiating people based on caste and communities. Better the government collect the financial status in order to give privileges to the downtrodden. Jai Hind.
3282 : May 20, 2010, 8:18 am
Signed by: bhaba
Comment: why are politicians trying to divide the country especially people from RJD/SP/BSP. Mr. PM please do not let this happen, please have some moral standing. This type of census will further divide the already divided society. It's the time to stay united.
3281 : May 20, 2010, 8:14 am
Signed by: Amitava
Comment: We are moving backwards where the whole world is moving forward
3280 : May 20, 2010, 8:12 am
Signed by: Srini Y
Comment: Without Caste system india will progress more
3279 : May 20, 2010, 7:03 am
Signed by: S Koregaonkar
Comment: It is a shame to perpetuate caste system and nothing but vile politics is behind it.
3278 : May 20, 2010, 7:01 am
Signed by: indian
Comment: Problem is that SC/ST/OBC people do not want the caste system to be abolished as they are getting good amount of reservations in jobs,professional courses....... I was preparing for CAT but u see, half of the seats are reserved, even the thought of this is a setback for the OPEN guys like me.If the caste census goes on, more seats might be reserved.Down with census..Down with B R AMBEDKAK
3277 : May 20, 2010, 6:58 am
Signed by: Jasjit Singh
Comment: It is an attempt to glorify Manu Simirity over the constitution of the India. Law of Manu fragmented the Indian society that caused irreparable damage to India and constitution of India drafted by the great son of India i.e. Dr B. R. Ambedker re-knit the social fiber to make it one nation. Shame to the congress for injecting this venom of caste system for its vested interests. It should be opposed at all costs rather it is violation of the untouchability Act.
3276 : May 20, 2010, 6:56 am
Signed by: Subhash Joshi
Comment: Those politicians/parties who claim secular when think of caste identification it is rediculous, PENNY WISE POUND POOLISH. This clearly reflects that they simply don't want society to become secular and castless. They only use these phrases to mobilize their vote bank with illusive promises and remain in power by letting country to go to hell. Otherwise, why after more than 60 of Republic we still have to think of reservation on caste, religion. I pray GODs, of all religions and faiths, that if you are really there please mercy us and shower a bit of wisdom on these politicians
3275 : May 20, 2010, 6:50 am
Signed by: Rajeev Sachdeva
Comment: we are creating difference between us by caste. God has not differentiate any one and has given every thing equal to all. this caste system is all political game.
3274 : May 20, 2010, 6:43 am
Signed by: Shiva Pothuluru
Comment: It is the biggest tragedy in independent India. Congress, the anti-national party, is going to further divide this country. On one hand, they we should forget caste. On other hand, they ask caste even in school admissions. What should be the effect on kinds, if they are asked about caste. Please wake up and throw this communal govt.
3273 : May 20, 2010, 6:00 am
Signed by: R Mohan
3272 : May 20, 2010, 5:58 am
Signed by: Soorya
Comment: There is no need for the government to know cast of any citizen. It should focus on economic,education and other useful things about its people
3271 : May 20, 2010, 5:32 am
Signed by: Ashit Sengupta
Comment: First Rligion, then Regionalism, then Caste and now Gotras. I political leaders including the BJP, Congress will go to any level to divide and rule the society. They exploit this devide in the society to their advantage and we the fools are giving in to their tarp.
3270 : May 20, 2010, 5:29 am
Signed by: mahendar gajula
3269 : May 20, 2010, 5:28 am
Signed by: sreedhar
3268 : May 20, 2010, 5:27 am
Signed by: Deepak
Comment: caste is not a part of Hindu dharma, rather its a social structure that served a purpose in ancient times. In any case it was not meant to be divisive or provoke prejudice. India has neglected Hinduism and has never tried to bring out the lofty ideals of Atman. Ban caste- we are all Hindus and equal.
3267 : May 20, 2010, 5:23 am
Signed by: BD
Comment: Divide and rule...pioneered by the Britishers ...refined by our Indian Masters . How long will we the learned , educated people of India , will allw ourselves to be treated as Cattle. No Caste PL...we are human beings ....pls do not divide us at your convenience
3266 : May 20, 2010, 5:16 am
Signed by: Lalit Singh
Comment: I am appalled at the audacity of the political parties and the politicians for even thinking about caste based census, let alone putting it into action. While countries like China focus their energy on capturing the 21st century, our so called leaders are finding ways to keep us divided and waste our energy in petty issues and fights. They should remember that if the people get tired, a revolution is not very unlikely... But then we are Indians, the same people that allowed other less civilized cultures to rule over us just because we could not unit... May God have mercy on the Indian nation.... Lalit Singh, Dallas, Textas, USA
3265 : May 20, 2010, 5:15 am
Signed by: aditya kelkar
Comment: It really is a national shame.political leaders are doing this for their interest.Because of this very reason we are still developed country evev after 60 years of independence
3264 : May 20, 2010, 5:15 am
Signed by: chinnapillai
Comment: wanted to condemn strongly for this caste base census. This useless govt. is introducing these bull shit policies and are turning the citizens into mere donkeys.
3263 : May 20, 2010, 5:09 am
Signed by: Manish Sankhla
Comment: We always lost battles because of this caste system against intruders.Still we are mere developing country not developed country bcos we are not coming out of this system. I hate caste system.
3262 : May 20, 2010, 5:09 am
Signed by: vinay
Comment: These politicians is dividing India again as britishers did for the vote bank. Divide and rule. Can they tell what is the caste of India? Long term India will break into pieces.


'Our people and society won't progress by supporting caste in census'

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3261 : May 20, 2010, 4:07 am
3260 : May 20, 2010, 3:55 am
Signed by: Ravi Kiran Vedula
Comment: Oh my god.... first of all people say there is not discrimination..we are preached not to discriminate amongst human beings and not the govt. itself passes orders which force people to stress on the caste system. Go India go
3259 : May 20, 2010, 3:28 am
Signed by: Santosh
Comment: Do hell with this blady caste system. It hasn't done any good., neither to the country nor the society.
3258 : May 20, 2010, 2:50 am
Signed by: Sameer
Comment: It is shameful... to have such kind of activity in a democratic country like india. we must grow up
3257 : May 20, 2010, 12:28 am
Signed by: Sukhbir Singh
Comment: It is a shame that we are again going back to medieval times.The politician do not want people and society to progress
3256 : May 20, 2010, 12:05 am
Signed by: Subbu
Comment: While I am against the case system. I am all for including this infomraion in the census. You cannot manage what you cannot measure and do not know. The better data you have about castes, the better can be the nations strategy to eradicate it. Therefore it is important to understand these numbers in the census. It provides tremendous opportunities to identify the true minorities, understand income disparities, do targetted programs to improve well being, as people from the smael cast do tend to stick togather when it comes to these programs (I am talking non-metro here obviously).
3255 : May 20, 2010, 12:00 am
Signed by: Ashish
Comment: My Caste is 'INDIAN'...these politician are doing the same what english empire did with us.
3254 : May 19, 2010, 10:05 pm
Signed by: Saravanan
Comment: Caste was required in the primitive society and anybody who likes to follow the caste today is nobody but an uncivilised animal.
3253 : May 19, 2010, 10:01 pm
Signed by: Prasanna Krishnamoorhy
Comment: Our country will never be respected as long as we are going to decide things based on caste. As long as we keep saying OBC, that category will remain as OBC we are not doing anything to give some recognition to bring them forward.
3252 : May 19, 2010, 10:00 pm
Signed by: Vinit Agrawal
3251 : May 19, 2010, 9:59 pm
Signed by: Vinit Agrawal
3250 : May 19, 2010, 9:58 pm
Signed by: Rk shetty
Comment: All i can say Indian politician lacking basic common sense..shame for them...Whatever problem India facing today..all because of them...
3249 : May 19, 2010, 9:58 pm
Signed by: ketan
Comment: We are goning back to caste syatem & dreaming to be world leader & developed country!!!!!!!!!!!
3248 : May 19, 2010, 9:53 pm
Signed by: Reshma
Comment: Caste System is absurd. And filling out caste is more than absurd. There should be no inequality and neither any partiality. Why shud a person fill their caste or even their religion. Religion and Caste is private to that person, there should be no necessity to give it out in all the applications we fill. REMOVE CASTE!!!
3247 : May 19, 2010, 9:53 pm
Signed by: Srinivas Durvasula
Comment: I am against both caste structure and caste census. Caste system is to be abolished immediately and no one should be marginalized by his caste, creed, sex religion or region. Caste System is an evil and has to be banned completely. Caste Census, on the other hand is racial profiling and no civilized society can accept such racial profiling. I am completely against both these practices.
3246 : May 19, 2010, 9:53 pm
Signed by: Vishnu Sharma
Comment: I am totally against this nonsensical senses. Why are they doing this to us. We need to submerge our caste differences and not highlight them. Caste politics will kill our nation in the womb itself.
3245 : May 19, 2010, 9:53 pm
Signed by: Amit W
Comment: It's time to be progressive and correct our mistakes by removing cast based politics and society.
3244 : May 19, 2010, 9:52 pm
Signed by: Ravishankar
Comment: Sixty years after independence this is where we have come! I am ashamed to call myself an Indian. Caste my foot We indians are the biggest hypocrites on earth.
3243 : May 19, 2010, 9:49 pm
Signed by: shashikanth
Comment: Caste does not have any meaning in our present society. It is just for political interests
3242 : May 19, 2010, 9:46 pm
Signed by: Vivek Parkar
Comment: The people from rural places still have the impact of ancient ideas about caste and it is really dangerous situation. We all educated people have to convince these people that we are born as human beings to help developing this society not to destroy it by dividing ourselves. Unless this starts from rural areas this nonsense word Cast and religion will survive for many years. Funny thing is there are still Guru s existed for each caste e.g. Vaishya Guru, Sonar Guru, Brahmin guru. These Guru s Convince people that they have to respect their caste. This is also dengerous situation. This is all happening in South part of India. They are having their mathas to survive the caste systems. We need to protest against these Guru s as well. Let us all educated and sensible people help the surrounding society to stop this caste and religion system. Hope that we will be identified by Indians and not by Brahmin or Vaishya, or Kshatriya.... Come on be united all of us and stop caste sysytems from our minds.
3241 : May 19, 2010, 9:44 pm
Signed by: Karthik
Comment: Kill the bloody CasteSystem.. How many more generations should suffer???
3240 : May 19, 2010, 9:44 pm
Signed by: P Sarkar
Comment: Manmohan Singh / Sonia Gandhi is trying to divivde the nation using the caste system -- obviously for their own benefit
3239 : May 19, 2010, 9:39 pm
Signed by: Srini
Comment: Caste system is a social evil like dowry, that should be killed.
3238 : May 19, 2010, 9:37 pm
Signed by: AJAY
Comment: i am an indian. That is my only identity.. There no other voice (religion, caste, creed, color, race etc.)
3237 : May 19, 2010, 9:36 pm
Signed by: Swaroop
3236 : May 19, 2010, 9:35 pm
Signed by: Parnab
Comment: I never heard of caste based census in civilized world!!
3235 : May 19, 2010, 9:33 pm
Signed by: Gopa Kumar M.R.
Comment: I am all against caste. Its only vote-bank politicians who want to hold on to caste. I am ready to marry off my son, provided he has no qualms, to a lady of any caste. The only criterion will be she should be educated and somewhat goodlooking.
3234 : May 19, 2010, 9:32 pm
Signed by: Dr. Vinod Kumar
Comment: Oh GOD..Kindly bless our politician with a good sense..we are leaving now in 21st century
3233 : May 19, 2010, 9:32 pm
Signed by: Gulwade
Comment: We the nation, spend more time in discussing the petty issues, like caste systems, sex scandals about sadhus & politicians, private life of film stars, Hindu Muslim conflicts, disregarding the core issues of Development, how the taxes are evaded, where the public money is being spend, unless these issues are discussed by common man, the country will not progress
3232 : May 19, 2010, 9:29 pm
Signed by: sathyan
Comment: this is what we need here , i am with you guys keep going
3231 : May 19, 2010, 9:28 pm
Signed by: Rajesh Bellani
Comment: Why are these politicians trying to divide the country on such petty lines, for their short term petty gains? Dont they understand or dont they want to understand how much it harm the country as a whole in short term and in the long run? Lets ask ourselves, why do we vote for such people, why do we support such people?
3230 : May 19, 2010, 9:23 pm
Signed by: Hari Iyer
Comment: The whole meaning of democracy goes to dogs here. This is a racist census which must be stopped immediately. I am against it and strongly oppose it.
3229 : May 19, 2010, 9:21 pm
Signed by: Padmanabhan
3228 : May 19, 2010, 9:17 pm
Signed by: SantoshNirmala
Comment: We indians are suffering with the oldest disease of the world...this is the time to cure it... we are in need of social doctors... I hope we find cure for this soon...
3227 : May 19, 2010, 9:17 pm
Signed by: Nishant Sharma
Comment: We R only Hindus and we should not divide the society on age old caste system
3226 : May 19, 2010, 7:17 pm
Signed by: Naga
3225 : May 19, 2010, 7:16 pm
Signed by: Murali P
Comment: Caste field should be removed from all application forms.
3224 : May 19, 2010, 7:07 pm
Signed by: Praveen M
3223 : May 19, 2010, 6:36 pm
Signed by: Dave
Comment: No matter how much we proclaim we've grown in terms of GDP or any such economic indicator, carrying out a caste based census only shows the political establishment and those who nurture it are hell-bent to take India back to the stone age!
3222 : May 19, 2010, 6:21 pm
Signed by: Mayur Prabhu
Comment: The worlds most educated leader should take his stand, if he is in the party, all his degrees are a bunchof papers. Such a shame!!1 to be led by a puppet
3221 : May 19, 2010, 6:08 pm
Signed by: Pratik
Comment: I hope we do not lose whatever is left of the concept "INDIA" by doing this. Can't the Supreme Court intervene and stop this?
3220 : May 19, 2010, 6:08 pm
Signed by: Ajay
3219 : May 19, 2010, 6:07 pm
Signed by: Ajay
3218 : May 19, 2010, 6:00 pm
Signed by: Surya
3217 : May 19, 2010, 5:59 pm
Signed by: Chaitu
Comment: Iam totally against to caste census
3216 : May 19, 2010, 5:45 pm
Signed by: Ashish
Comment: Hi I am against it. I am Indian, there should not be any caste reservation also. Ashish
3215 : May 19, 2010, 5:39 pm
Signed by: Manikandan Sekar
Comment: Where is the caste we all are human beings..Please stop this stupidity mr PM
3214 : May 19, 2010, 4:51 pm
Signed by: vishal
3213 : May 19, 2010, 4:50 pm
Signed by: Jagdish Prasad
3212 : May 19, 2010, 4:43 pm
Signed by: S Mutha
3211 : May 19, 2010, 4:38 pm
Signed by: abhishek
Comment: For every indian there is only caste that is INDIAN and for all poltician it is IDIOTS.
3210 : May 19, 2010, 4:32 pm
3209 : May 19, 2010, 4:16 pm
Signed by: Hardik Patel
Comment: Castism should be eliminated along with the reservation quota in each and every field...Govt. must provide "seeds" to the backward class for growing up but not "fruits" directly...
3208 : May 19, 2010, 4:03 pm
Signed by: v.komanduri
Comment: how long to fool people with caste politics...stop now....
3207 : May 19, 2010, 3:59 pm
Signed by: M Lakshminarayanan
Comment: didnt have the time to go thro all the messages. but went thro a few. especially one from Mr. R Gunasekaran. Yes i belong to the so called "upper" caste, but my family has traditionally been a very progressive family. Many of my cousins & relatives have been through inter-caste, inter-religion, inter-state, & even some international marriages. My own case is of an inter state marriage. i consider caste as abhorent mallaise inflicted on society by people in power and should not be allowed to perpetuate itself. Caste when it was introduced in the vedic ages was used to reflect on a persons personality. Which has outlived its purpose in the current mordern day & age. Atleast let the next generation be caste free.
3206 : May 19, 2010, 3:58 pm
Signed by: Prabhakaran
Comment: I am against caste based census
3205 : May 19, 2010, 3:58 pm
Signed by: Madhu Pajeer
Comment: Lets erase this black mole on the face of Mother India and create a new era
3204 : May 19, 2010, 3:56 pm
Signed by: Mayank Singh
Comment: Are we livig in real world or am dreaming the days being caged again into the caste world, i dont really understand in this 21st century people still believe in Casteism, how shameful we can be....y the common man or the middle class people voice is not heard and y do politicians always take in rural indians life into considerations arent we indians, am not against Rural people bt in their name, the go with their verdict very shameful indeed, we have to stand and its high we revolutionise our socitey to modern thinking and thinking of to be unity...we wont be diverse anymore if this is sanctioned.
3203 : May 19, 2010, 3:53 pm
Signed by: Vikas
Comment: We all are one regardless caste, community, religion, class, category, rankings, etc. These all things have been created intentionally to divide us, so that some few could rule on us. We all are one, and the real freedom lies in realizing it.
3202 : May 19, 2010, 3:52 pm
Signed by: Krishanpal
Comment: It is abuse to the human being. In this century we should come out from this age-old and politician fulled system.
3201 : May 19, 2010, 3:48 pm
Signed by: ESWAR
3200 : May 19, 2010, 3:48 pm
Signed by: Manojk
Comment: Do we want to rewind 1987-90 when Weepy Singh, Rajiv Gandhi and Advani literally destroyed the country? This is totally uncalled for. This is criminal conspiracy by Laloo, Mulyam and Sonia.
3199 : May 19, 2010, 3:48 pm
Signed by: Herkules
Comment: Yes its a national shame.Im an NRI,my friends and collagues always ask How the caste system evolved and what is the purpose to have such a system.I couldnt give any valid reason to have such a stupid system.Worst part of this is, even the well educated people also became addict of this caste system.I would like to tell the people who want to follow the caste system, please go to HELL. We dont need the people like you.
3198 : May 19, 2010, 3:48 pm
Signed by: Tanuj
Comment: Caste decasts the system...!!!
3197 : May 19, 2010, 3:47 pm
Signed by: ANU BAJAJ
Comment: All politician are basturde. only for their political mileage they are doing it.
3196 : May 19, 2010, 3:43 pm
Signed by: Abhishek Singh
Comment: These people are taking India backward. just for their vote bank. Biggest hinderance in india's development.
3195 : May 19, 2010, 3:40 pm
Signed by: Common Civil Code
Comment: Stop Casteism and Stop Reservation. Why we have different treatment on the basis of Religion, Caste ? We want common civil code.
3194 : May 19, 2010, 3:39 pm
Signed by: A Morzaria
Comment: Caste hinders progress, breeds in equality and is a major cause of poverty, abuse and crime in india. Abolishing caste system is the step in the right direction.
3193 : May 19, 2010, 3:38 pm
Signed by: kumar
Comment: Still difference between people in diffent level didn't changed. Still low caste people cameup like upper caste people. Still upper caste people are 99% developed and lower caste people 10% developed. As long as these difference remains this should continue... People who don't realise it who are see the work by closed eyes and mind....
3192 : May 19, 2010, 3:35 pm
Signed by: prakash
3191 : May 19, 2010, 3:34 pm
Signed by: M P Singh
Comment: Proud to be just an ordinary INDIAN !!
3190 : May 19, 2010, 3:33 pm
Signed by: Usman
Comment: Caste system in this era, stop the fun we had enough, look forawrd to work for country development
3189 : May 19, 2010, 3:33 pm
Signed by: prashanth kk
Comment: i am against this caste based census.
3188 : May 19, 2010, 3:32 pm
Signed by: krishan kumar jha
Comment: Decision of Govt of India justify my belief that indian politics is caste based, we dont have true Democracy in our country, we still need to learn a lot from other developed democracies of the world.
3187 : May 19, 2010, 3:30 pm
Signed by: Swapnil
Comment: Remove the word caste and reservation. Lets compete on merit
3186 : May 19, 2010, 3:28 pm
Signed by: GM.PRABHU
Comment: Let us firSt start with the basic school, college,university, examinations, job applications forms which has a Religion/ caste blanks!Also in politics like reserved constituencies!
3185 : May 19, 2010, 3:26 pm
Signed by: K S Dhirendra
Comment: This is only a political agenda to ascertain how much have each party gained by their vote bank politics so that they can strategise for the next elections on their weak areas.
3184 : May 19, 2010, 3:22 pm
Signed by: KC Sanub
Comment: We are living in a Modern world, Please I will ask all the Politicians not to use the same policy of divide and rule as the Britishers.
3183 : May 19, 2010, 3:21 pm
Signed by: Sivakumar
Comment: All the problems in india in one or the other way is related to castes..whether it is a politics or business or education or religion.. Am completely against the caste..Do the govt have a reason for caste based census?
3182 : May 19, 2010, 3:21 pm
Signed by: yogesh shinde
Comment: Where we are going ? Pls remove caste from everywhere. Thx rediff for this such noble initiative.
3181 : May 19, 2010, 3:18 pm
Signed by: Swati
Comment: The caste sensus is RUBBISH. Our country has enough issues to tackle. We don't want one more. Mayawati and her "BRILLIANT" ideas can go to HELL!
3180 : May 19, 2010, 3:17 pm
Signed by: TK Subhash
Comment: Caste system has to be eliminated from the society...only politicians want caste system
3179 : May 19, 2010, 3:16 pm
Signed by: Jignesh Patel
Comment: I think media is just playing bigger role in earning money but pulpatring this topic as politician are playing to earn votes... There is so much garbage in our political system that dont know when and how it will get cleaned. Govt has fund for Mayavati monuments but no fund when poverty comes in.
3178 : May 19, 2010, 3:14 pm
Signed by: Nimish Goray
Comment: I want to ban caste from Hinduism and this world as well. I want my religion and my society to be caste less and want reservations based on economic backwardness only.
3177 : May 19, 2010, 3:12 pm
Signed by: sandeep
Comment: Lets preserve the unity of the country and put collective efforts for the upheavel of the downtroden without any bias on the basis of cast, religion etc. Jai Hind
3176 : May 19, 2010, 3:08 pm
Signed by: avsnprasad
Comment: its a shame on the way things are going in the census 2011. i refused to give my caste and first name.
3175 : May 19, 2010, 3:08 pm
Signed by: anand
Comment: C for Congress / Caste Divisions / Communal Divide
3174 : May 19, 2010, 3:01 pm
Signed by: Rajesh Maurya
Comment: It is one of the next shameful move by the free india that will bring feel of discrimination, division, and hatred among people. The country is already in the state where cast based polytics doesn,t allow one to name them by cast but the same would front with sound sour for cast while claming freeships and reservation. what is shameful move! Thanks foor preparing to move 20 year back.
3173 : May 19, 2010, 2:57 pm
Signed by: ravindran
Comment: casteim is totally against humanity because humanity has one simple & powerful law that is every humanbeings are same & equal.
3172 : May 19, 2010, 2:55 pm
Signed by: Amar Thorat
Comment: Caste system should be abolish with immediate effect...
3171 : May 19, 2010, 2:41 pm
Signed by: R Balasubramanian
Comment: Its absurd to continue with caste system even after 60 years of independence. This makes the people lazy and the growth of the country's economy is stung by continuous allocation of special funds for development of these castes. Its tax payers who year after year suffer by feeding these lazy people. I am totally against Caste Census which will only help vote bank politicians and not the country. Infact, majority of SC/STs and Minorities are well off compared to the so called forward Brahmins who have been sent to the back burner by successive governments. Its Brahmins who are in need of assistance but have not approached the government as they have will and brain to sustain any adversities. But let this not be taken for granted for it turns out to be a volcanic eruption which cannot be controlled latter. Balasubramanian, Bangalore
3170 : May 19, 2010, 2:40 pm
Signed by: arushi
Comment: all the time the govt talks about integration of the lower castes into the the society and with the caste census they are increasing this gap between people of various castes.
3169 : May 19, 2010, 2:35 pm
Signed by: Manish Garg
Comment: castism is just a political issue. When we have the lows like Human Rights for all, then why different casts are there. Poloticians should think about the growth of poor people, not for just giving them a lower cast label.
3168 : May 19, 2010, 2:30 pm
Signed by: ranjeet koppully
Comment: caste is one of the biggest factor which preventing national integarity of india so plaese stop giving importance to caste system.
3167 : May 19, 2010, 2:19 pm
Signed by: ravi kumar
Comment: caste for politics?
3166 : May 19, 2010, 1:13 pm
Signed by: Sudhan Deo
3165 : May 19, 2010, 1:11 pm
Signed by: Rajiv Kumar
Comment: British created India and Pakistan based on religion and we both are facing its bad fruit, now politicians are again repeating the history with worst fruits to be borne by our coming generation. If we are unable to forget and forgive the history of bifurcation how can we forgive new misadventure. Rather we should restrict the present caste based reservation to one generation so that real deprived can get benefit and upliftment from the current reservation policy. Present reservation policy has deprived the real needy resulting into poor development in Naxal hit area. We should rethink and secure the interest of next coming generation and country.
3164 : May 19, 2010, 1:07 pm
Signed by: raviraj
Comment: reservations should be based on one's economical status...and not on caste... Lalu ,Mulayam,Paswan...all support for caste to be later they will fight for a independent country...for So called minority(m...lim..)....and all will be just watching such acts..... all...who enjoy caste reservation...will still enjoy for whole life...and general...category people...will always be...dieing.... Jai Hind...we are indians... soon states names will be based on caste name...and city names will also be ...soon...the same....
3163 : May 19, 2010, 12:55 pm
Signed by: P R Shrivastava
Comment: I am only INDIAN.
3162 : May 19, 2010, 12:53 pm
Signed by:
Comment: useless politician dont have better job, plz dont allow this to be happen,, be united as a indian.

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3161 : May 19, 2010, 12:48 pm
Signed by: sravanthi
3160 : May 19, 2010, 12:44 pm
Signed by: Lakshmy
Comment: Caste based census will only increase and institutionalise the process of soliciting votes on the basis of caste/community; identify the economically backward people alone
3159 : May 19, 2010, 12:42 pm
Signed by: vikrant sharma
Comment: stop this nonsense
3158 : May 19, 2010, 12:26 pm
Signed by: manoj kumar jaiswal
Comment: We blame english people for the division of India. But in present scenario what we the so called educated and learned people do! Are we not worst than the britishers . Just what we are doing! we should not follow the divide and rule policy as done by our so called leaders! form history all can see what we have lost to this word "Division". Ex: Mughals ruled us for 250 years, Afghans looted us many times, 10000 britishers ruled us for 200 years, Millions of innocent died during division of India and many more I can not count! So Be unite, Stand unite and work unitedly to make India the Supreme Power of the Universe in all aspect of Life. Jai Bharat.....
3157 : May 19, 2010, 12:22 pm
Signed by: sunil dutt
Comment: When world is moving forward we are moving back
3156 : May 19, 2010, 12:20 pm
Signed by: Rahul Singh
Comment: its a move that dates us back to 1931...
3155 : May 19, 2010, 12:11 pm
Signed by: Vishesh Gaur
Comment: Caste based census should not be allowed. But, if it is just one time activity for deciding the status of different caste in India with their populous. Then I am not against it as it wil help us in deciding future of reservations.
3154 : May 19, 2010, 10:48 am
Signed by: S A N Tiwari
Comment: This is really horrible to think about caste system after 63 years of independence. Worthless people are controlling the power due to this caste system and they always try to agravate the situation with their ulterior motives.This caste system must be banned in our country so that nation can prosper
3153 : May 19, 2010, 10:41 am
Signed by: Dr.Shailesh Kumar
Comment: to fix a human being's worth by the event of his/her birth is extremely dehumanising.human society has always functioned within a hierarchial system of stratification(read class)as it is a mere projection of, the classifying nature of human mind.however classes are not fixed water tight compartments and people can move from the so called class into which they are born, to any calss by virtue of their talent and is this natural freedom of human beings, (to prove themselves and exel in life with all respect,accolades and recognition),'CASTE" as a system of social stratification seeks to eliminate as a base effect. it is a smart design to eliminate competition in society and to defeat the very purpose of evolutionary theory as per charles has been the most shameful,retrogate and dehumanising political move by few people belonging to privileged class to secure ''supremacy in all walks of life not only for themselves but also for all their generations to come for ever....''by fixing human virtue as a direct and conclusive outcome of the event of their birth, thus eliminating all competition in society. no wonder, due to the inherent faulty logic in it and it's conspiracy aginst fellow humans the system of 'CASTE'will remain a dirty blemish unparralleled in human history for all the times to come. it is high time we as citizens of modern india uproot this evil by it's soul.THE UPA-II govt.must take note of public opinion and revert their decision.
3152 : May 19, 2010, 10:29 am
Signed by: Dr Sourav Singh
Comment: The best way to get rid of caste based politics is to provide reservation for children born out of inter caste and inter religion marriages. This will certainly dilute the caste system.
3151 : May 19, 2010, 10:18 am
Signed by: Dr. V K Khanna
Comment: Nonsence, Bullshit leaders. They are hell bent in dividing the countries. Milk man people should milk, don't deserve to be in politics. Shit people of india, who choose such politicians.
3150 : May 19, 2010, 10:15 am
Signed by: V.Vasudevan
Comment: Typical Congress ploy. Divide Hindus, unite the minorities through sops, garner the votes and come to power!
3149 : May 19, 2010, 10:14 am
Signed by: Laxminarayan Rath
Comment: Its very unfortunate that our policians like lalu and Mulayam devide our country in the name of CASTE. They illeterate person
3148 : May 19, 2010, 10:13 am
Signed by: Ashok Raut
Comment: It is shame that after 60 yrs of independence of we are playing these dirty tricks by politicians
3147 : May 19, 2010, 10:08 am
Signed by: Sunil Bose
Comment: The reason why our forefathers decided to found this state was to get rid of these degraded vestiges of relegion. Going for the caste census is like taking us back seventy years. We need to stop this NOW.
3146 : May 19, 2010, 10:07 am
Signed by: kiran
3145 : May 19, 2010, 10:05 am
Signed by: Ganesh Shenoy
Comment: Caste system needs to be killed, but our government is putting in all efforts to see that it remains forever.
3144 : May 19, 2010, 10:05 am
Signed by: Paras Bhanushali
Comment: shame on our leaders. Why differentiate anything on caste. After all the blood is same and every person should have right of equality. Caste system is against one's right of equality and against democracy....Abolish this census of caste system....
3143 : May 19, 2010, 10:05 am
Signed by: Srikar
3142 : May 19, 2010, 10:05 am
Signed by: Manish Gala
Comment: in politics their must on quota only proper educated person must get ticket
3141 : May 19, 2010, 10:04 am
Signed by: Vinay Sharma
Comment: I am in Fvaour of Caste Based Census because caste is reality and we can runaway from reality.Allthough on pen and paper we r opposing it but in reality Indian society is practising it.The correct caste data will help government implement affirmative action effectively.I am in favour of caste census
3140 : May 19, 2010, 10:04 am
Signed by: Sridhar Kesireddy
Comment: Only the politicians will get benefited out of caste based census, to play ugly caste based politics in future. Caste is a badly dividing curse to our soceity which should be avoided officially not only in the census but even in all official programs like reservations and social welfare programs etc. Economical and educational backwardness alone should become criteria for reservations and other social welfare programs.
3139 : May 19, 2010, 10:03 am
Signed by: chetan
Comment: we all are indian.
3138 : May 19, 2010, 10:03 am
Signed by: sachin
Comment: Pls stop this caste based division in india. Its only for political interest. once they know how much strength of their caste they will asked for reservation. Remove caste based reservation from all. make economic based guidline. free education till 12th std. and keep opportunity open for all.
3137 : May 19, 2010, 10:02 am
Signed by: Malay Upadhyay
Comment: Frankly, the negatives of caste-based census are so obvious that our nation today very well knows them all. We have paid for it right through the course of our history. So it boils down to simply substantiating the statement for the record. Here it is: "I AM against the caste census."
3136 : May 19, 2010, 9:59 am
Signed by: Neeraj Dixit
Comment: itis rediculus to ask caste in census
3135 : May 19, 2010, 9:59 am
Signed by: Ashok Kumar
Comment: I call myself an Indian, which is my nationality as well as my so-called caste. Everybody should call oneself as Indian because we are all Indians.
3134 : May 19, 2010, 9:59 am
Signed by: anandita
Comment: census on the basis of caste is only the profit of politicians. they are not well wishers of India. If it is done it's shameful for India where many of the concepts for organization were developed. concept of division of labour was originated in india. in India division of labour was not on the basis of cast but on the basis of work. why these politicians are destroying our country for there benefit.
3133 : May 19, 2010, 9:59 am
Signed by: Pradeep ch
Comment: This will only allow the politician to divide the already divided indian society and gain more and more political mileage from it. I had some questions from the ones who are for this census... What way will it help india to proceed further in new era? WILL IT ELIVATE THE SUFFERINGS OF THE POOR AND THOSE WHO ARE CONSIDERED UNFORTUNATE?
3132 : May 19, 2010, 9:58 am
Signed by: varghese
3131 : May 19, 2010, 9:57 am
Signed by: Hemant
Comment: People should write only their first name ............there should not be any caste....... Everybody have only one caste ie.......INDIAN Hemant
3130 : May 19, 2010, 9:57 am
Signed by: Ashish Shetty
Comment: Although I am strictly against the Govt's recent caste-based census, I must add that castism does exist in our Indian Society which is prevailent in the rural areas where lower caste people are not allowed to enter some temples and sit alongwith other caste people.
3129 : May 19, 2010, 9:56 am
Signed by: Hushidar
Comment: Enough steps backward. Time for this Congress govt to show that there is a reason we elected them. Cast is no criterion. Murder cannot be legalized through khaps!
3128 : May 19, 2010, 9:54 am
Signed by: Yogaraj
Comment: What can we expect from the Present Govt. which is following the divide and rule policy..I am totally against caste based census...
3127 : May 19, 2010, 9:54 am
Signed by: Rajpal
Comment: The only people who will benefit from this activity are unfortunately our so called Netas. A census based on Caste will further help them to streamline thier caste based politics that they have mastered over the years. This will also pave way for more reserevations & further divison of the country and it's citizens. I'm Rajpal & my cast is Indian.
3126 : May 19, 2010, 9:54 am
Signed by: Rajiv Ranjan
Comment: I am against the caste based census. Because of our few uneduacated politicians it is happening. we should egnore & throw out these politicians from indian politics.
3125 : May 19, 2010, 9:54 am
Signed by: Vikas
3124 : May 19, 2010, 9:51 am
Signed by: Amit Nimje
Comment: Caste discrimination is the barrier of any country's growth. Until and unless this kind of caste discrimination will be removed India will never become a super-power .
3123 : May 19, 2010, 9:51 am
Signed by: Keyur
Comment: My Cast : Indian .. Why they wanna know more!
3122 : May 19, 2010, 9:50 am
Signed by: V.SRINIVAS
Comment: including caste in census will destroy social unity. caste-based census will only provide a tool for corrupt and feudal politicos to divide the vote bank along caste lines and keept the peopple in the dark ages cancle the caste inclusion immediately.
3121 : May 19, 2010, 9:50 am
Signed by: Vikas Vaidya
Comment: On one side we are taught to forget the caste systems and treat all with equality.But now for mere political gains Yadavs are insisting on having caste registered. It is sheer non-sense. The whole world is laughing at us. Shameless YADAVS!!!
3120 : May 19, 2010, 9:50 am
Signed by: Nayan
Comment: This self interested,power monngering politician have nothing to give back to nation,they are just interested only in acheiving power for their good.
3119 : May 19, 2010, 9:49 am
Signed by: Anish
Comment: Get rid of the caste system ASAP!. We all are Indians.
3118 : May 19, 2010, 9:48 am
Signed by: D.Rajaraman
Comment: Caste on census is not going to help anybody except the corrupt politicians.What will they do with the caste based census? Is any politician willing to give reservation for General Category, as they will be the minorities in the country shortly.Its only to increase their vote bank with the illiterate mass.
3117 : May 19, 2010, 9:48 am
Signed by: rahul jagdale
Comment: Castism is desolation to the society. its main hindrance to the developement. its shame if we seek cast details in census. it means we are still far far behind on communal front. I protest it.
3116 : May 19, 2010, 9:46 am
Signed by: Balaji
Comment: First Government has to bring caste called indian. If it happens in future everything will be good.
3115 : May 19, 2010, 9:44 am
Signed by: MANOJ
Comment: this is a indian politics they run it for only his benefit not for lower level persons its shameful and game of Dirty Mind people
3114 : May 19, 2010, 9:43 am
Signed by: Hemant
Comment: bcoz of cast based politics we are suffering a lot, we have lost our cultural heritage, our pride and our great religion. We should stop this pro cast politics, analysis etc .. to save our nation otherwise we will lose our nation also
3113 : May 19, 2010, 9:42 am
Signed by: prem
Comment: Its a shame to include caste details in the census. I guess whoever brought in such a idea should step down from the govt
3112 : May 19, 2010, 9:42 am
Signed by: Vijayan Nair
Comment: There are no caste differences in the minds of people but only with the politicians
3111 : May 19, 2010, 9:40 am
Signed by: Vaibhav Jambhekar
Comment: It is unfortunate that for petty political gains, a govt. led by none other than one of the most learned and respected leaders of India, has agreed to include caste in the census thereby dividing rather than uniting the country. This is a Frankenstein the govt. is creating and it will have to pay for it.
3110 : May 19, 2010, 9:40 am
Signed by: amit
Comment: It is to inform that caste census is dangerous for our country piece.
3109 : May 19, 2010, 9:40 am
Signed by: Rajesh Rane
Comment: I believe caste information in Census will create false data. How will one verify the Caste information given by the respondent. There would be vested interest of each individual in reposiding to Caste related question due to cast based reservations. Hence, it will make the census exercise in this regard futile. Hence I oppose Caste based
3108 : May 19, 2010, 9:40 am
Signed by: rakesh negi
Comment: the cast census is the biggest problem in developing india or nation.our politics people are mad and they want to divide the nation on the base of cast..its same for the nation...
3107 : May 19, 2010, 9:39 am
Signed by: som
Comment: I support the caste based census atleast we should have the idea that what percentage of people are being represented by these minority saving parties. Lets see what is the percentage of people who are suffering becuase of the reservation and what percentage is getting benefit of it. In democracy they say majority wins but lets see what majority is getting in democracy called INDIA.
3106 : May 19, 2010, 9:39 am
Signed by: vijay hatewar
Comment: Today officers from Census came to home, I refused to divulge any details of my cast to them. I told them that I do not recognize cast system and it is shameful follow this practice. They however told me that they are mentioning my cast details as 'others'.
3105 : May 19, 2010, 9:32 am
Signed by: Ram Mohan
Comment: What the government is about to do is a national shame. what's more shocking is that PM Manmohan Singh, the most educated PM has let this happen!
3104 : May 19, 2010, 9:32 am
Signed by: Jagdish raj
Comment: People who r doing this should v taught what is d meaning of caste. One should a humane first. God has created human beings, he is not dividing d people. Its we who r doing this. Its shame on us and slap on gods creation.
3103 : May 19, 2010, 9:31 am
Signed by: RM Prabhu
Comment: If we want a united India in the future, we should get rid of the caste system. any data on caste would help only the vote bank politicians and might lead to communal violence. Let the Associations and political party based on caste lose their recognition, lets fight for united India...
3102 : May 19, 2010, 9:30 am
Signed by: Ram Mohan
3101 : May 19, 2010, 9:28 am
Signed by: ashok
Comment: down with those who want to devide the society on cast basis and for only plitical gains
3100 : May 19, 2010, 9:16 am
Signed by: Amit Upadhyah
Comment: This congress government will push India into stone age.
3099 : May 19, 2010, 9:13 am
Signed by: sumit shankar
Comment: I don't feel that caste census is a wrong decision, If some thing is wrong, than it is reservation policy which divide the people and country. If till now nothing has done against this reservation policy and our political parties are promoting this as there bread & butter strategies for winning election and people mandate, than I feel in such condition and circumstances caste census to be conducted. If we are keeping our vision for develop nation by 2020, than we have to get aware that which all people and community are lagging badly in this development race. Government are offering reservation and benefit for under privilege people, but are these benefits are reaching to actual needy people, I don't feel so. So where is the gap and where these benefits are going. Till now government was providing the reservation as a walking cruches for poor people, but its was not the right solution. I feel, if person is sick then give him proper treatment and medical support in spite of providing cruches for walking forcefully. After 1931 no caste census was done till date, we are enjoying our democracy for more that 6 decades, but we never examine the root cause for non development of poor and under privilege people of our society. Creating policy is not the solution, when we don't have actual data base for our own country man. I feel after caste census, it will be easy for government to focus on poorest of poor people and community on whom till date we don't even bother to know or collect the ground reality data. We have people strength of more than 100 crores and diver's society belongs to 100-1000 caste. So in such scenario, it will be easier for government to focus on individual community development and work at grass root level, as per caste census data base, because with small and strong step only we can achieve the desired result. So I feel that till now government has placed lot of policy, but right implementation was missing. So with this caste census, we will get the real picture for rolling the real worthy policy for 2020 develop India.
3098 : May 19, 2010, 9:13 am
Signed by: deekshit
3097 : May 19, 2010, 9:13 am
Signed by: Pradeep
Comment: Its a shame on us all. our politicians are only for vote bank politics. whats the good we get by this caste column?
3096 : May 19, 2010, 9:08 am
Signed by: Sanjay
Comment: name any developed country who prosper after being diveided on caste basis
3095 : May 19, 2010, 9:03 am
Signed by: Virag
Comment: caste based census is only a political mimic... people who are deprived of opportunities should be given necessary education, training and orientation for them to catch up with main stream
3094 : May 19, 2010, 8:52 am
Signed by: Manasa
Comment: Caste is one thing extensively used by the politicians for their ends. Some talk about minority or majority based on no data also. Let their be data and census seems a good tool for it . No reason why this should be opposed wherein you are required to fill in your caste for anything and everything in India
3093 : May 19, 2010, 8:50 am
Signed by: Amar Preet Singh
Comment: Whatever reasons the government might have for having caste in the census, I feel it is really unfortunate and dissappointing.
3092 : May 19, 2010, 8:47 am
Signed by: RN Agrawal
3091 : May 19, 2010, 8:42 am
Signed by: Manikandan Pillai
3090 : May 19, 2010, 8:41 am
Signed by: krishna
3089 : May 19, 2010, 8:41 am
Signed by: kamesh
Comment: caste should be totally eradicated from the society, so that everybody is treated equally.
3088 : May 19, 2010, 8:37 am
Comment: we r human beings 1st & then we r brahmin ,kshatriya etc..... if we donot survive then what is the value of caste & religion in our life. Love human not caste
3087 : May 19, 2010, 8:31 am
Signed by: Manish Varma
Comment: It's interesting that as per Indian law, caste-discrimination is an offence. It's only possible, if mention of caste is removed from any official document. On the contrary, GOI is making a new document with mention of caste!! It's disgusting.
3086 : May 19, 2010, 8:26 am
Signed by: Dr.D.J. Vaidya
Comment: We have just risen over cast consciousness. People do not ever ask your cast as was the case, say, 50 years, back. Shameless politicians are dragging us back to our old ugly past. Is there any way we can prevent this catastrophy?
3085 : May 19, 2010, 8:22 am
Signed by: Saravana
Comment: Will government also record the financial status of each and every family along with their caste details? I am not sure how long we are going to have 'caste' based reservation rather than mere talent based. If caste detail of each Indian is going to be recorded in census without their financial status details then its simply going to help STUPID politicians to make use of their minority vote banks.
3084 : May 19, 2010, 7:14 am
Signed by: Siva Rama Krishnan
3083 : May 19, 2010, 6:41 am
Signed by: Rajak Gaur
Comment: This Congress govt is taking us backward by a few centuries !
3082 : May 19, 2010, 6:18 am
Signed by: Mahidhar M. Katti
Comment: Help the real needy, don't be divisive! Caste-based census will bring forth nothing. You in the government will do nothing about reducing the figures.
3081 : May 19, 2010, 6:03 am
Signed by: Mohamed Soeb
Comment: The sooner we realize this, better it is for us.
3080 : May 19, 2010, 5:59 am
Signed by: Geetanjali
Comment: Caste is cancer and why are we encouraging it? Develop all the areas all the people. Change educated people's mindset to work for the downtrodden villages and the less educated..That will bring more equality than dividing the society and creating reverse effect !!
3079 : May 19, 2010, 5:40 am
Signed by: Jagdees
Comment: India is the only country human being is divided into higher or lower class based on caste which is ridiculous. Caste should be aboilished and all the welfare measures should be based on economic status. Govt. should focus on something productive.
3078 : May 19, 2010, 5:08 am
Signed by: Paresh
Comment: no caste census should be there.
3077 : May 19, 2010, 5:05 am
Signed by: nirmal
3076 : May 19, 2010, 3:26 am
Signed by: abhishek
Comment: cast system started with a initially harmeless and FLAWED desire to organize work, where anyone from any cast could change professions as they wished. Over the years it grew rigid and cruel and the fact that human spirit cannot be "organized" into a specific work became obvious. However, instead of realizing the mistake made by earlier generations egomaniac bastards, meaning our politicians, continued to use it for their advantage. The victims are too scared of change in a country that has provided them with no help and support whatsoever. When you don't have house, water and food...ideas that bring change in deep rooted traditions seem futile. Ironically, it is the traditions themselves that provide a platform on which poverty builds.
3075 : May 19, 2010, 3:09 am
Signed by: Sriram
3074 : May 19, 2010, 2:09 am
Signed by: Prasanna
Comment: I live abroad just for the reservations prevailing in India. I hate the education and employment system providing reservations based on caste rather than talent and intelligence.This caste census is utterly ridiculous.
3073 : May 19, 2010, 1:03 am
Signed by: Surya Pallapothu
Comment: Caste should be abolished from society. But I am not sure, how can that be done as all the politicians use it for elections and goes on.
3072 : May 19, 2010, 1:01 am
Signed by: Kausik Datta
Comment: Anachronistic tribal customs such as caste segregation should be dismantled as soon as possible for the greatest common good.
3071 : May 19, 2010, 12:53 am
Signed by: Gopi Sekar
Comment: Caste based politics, census, benefits are all bad and needs to be eradicated if India wants to be a world leader.
3070 : May 19, 2010, 12:50 am
Signed by: HD
Comment: If we can't get this caste system fixed in 60+ years on independence - then obviously something is fundamentally wrong with the system... scrap it!! Find another way of attracting your vote bank, u idiots..
3069 : May 19, 2010, 12:50 am
Signed by: Vimal
Comment: No caste-based reservations, it should be if at all poverty based.
3068 : May 19, 2010, 12:39 am
Signed by: anirban
Comment: Wat a pity and shame at the pathetic state of affairs under the current sick-o-lar gonverment. Absolute nonsense!
3067 : May 19, 2010, 12:36 am
Signed by: Nitin
Comment: Every govt at centre use caste as a vote bank. We follow Inequality, pseudo democracy & secularism. High handed influential persons go scott free. We should not break the law but we can bend it.If we belong to high caste,after death will God give us exotic resort in heaven for our stay and for low caste people gate. After death every one needs same 6x3 ft space and no one carries his or her wealth after death. In India we have poverty, malnutrition, lack of good education, harrasment,lack of health policy, for many good two times food,bribe, black money, aquiring property, lack of responsibility & accountability, lack of severe punishment, castism etc. Govt needs to tackle these problems on priority rather than caste basis census for their vote benefit.Why can't Govt remove castes from India, black money, corruption ,worried because they may not win next election.
3066 : May 19, 2010, 12:12 am
Signed by: Srikumar Acharya
Comment: Unite India at any cost. Due to congress India is facing terrorism from Pakistan, every moment. Do not let Congress to play the politics of divide and rule the country.
3065 : May 19, 2010, 12:12 am
Signed by: Srikumar Acharya
Comment: Unite India at any cost. Due to congress India is facing terrorism from Pakistan, every moment. Do not let Congress to play the politics of divide and rule the country.
3064 : May 19, 2010, 12:11 am
Signed by: jai
Comment: Census based on caste will further divide the country. We shouldn't include caste information in the census.
3063 : May 18, 2010, 11:35 pm
Signed by: Dinesh
3062 : May 18, 2010, 11:28 pm
Signed by: Ravi Shanker
Comment: Totally unnecessary including caste in the consensus. I support using Hindustani/indian as my caste

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3061 : May 18, 2010, 11:13 pm
Signed by: jagadisan
Comment: i am totally against the caste census. It would devide society further. But one reality also I know. The shameless politicians for their selfish ends will not mind and would go ahead with their divisive policies, no matter what we have to say or lament.
3060 : May 18, 2010, 10:20 pm
Signed by: kamal
Comment: Caste census is noting but bullshit
3059 : May 18, 2010, 9:59 pm
Signed by: Mukesh
Comment: After 50 years of independence if they still want to collect the data on the caste shame on them... As per my understanding of indian constitution it is crime to ask or refer the people based on there caste and here the government it self is violating the law. Why the sudden need arises to collect the data when they have passed reservation bills ,included section of people in to OBC,SC,ST just based on the demand without seeing the actual population % of caste... then why the hell they need it now.
3058 : May 18, 2010, 9:43 pm
Signed by: Ketan
Comment: I am absolutely against the inclusion of the caste in census
3057 : May 18, 2010, 9:19 pm
Signed by: Deepak
3056 : May 18, 2010, 8:59 pm
Signed by: Anand Parthasarathy
Comment: When the entire world is looking at India envious of its economic growth, its political clout in the Asian region and when India is on the threshold of greatness we still are struggling to weed out this perennial caste system !! "All men are equal" is our constitutional diktat but are we ready to walk the talk !!!!
3055 : May 18, 2010, 8:57 pm
Signed by: Sriram Mani
Comment: Abolish caste and save India.
3054 : May 18, 2010, 8:53 pm
Signed by: Brijender S Dua
Comment: Its going back to history - in a shmameful sense. Almost 80 years ago, when the British conducted the sensus according to caste, our leaders had hoped that a free India would indeed be free of such counts... Here we are, in 21st century, and doing the same. Its a shame.
3053 : May 18, 2010, 8:43 pm
Signed by: yashpal
Comment: politics sucks
3052 : May 18, 2010, 8:40 pm
Signed by: Partha s
Comment: I am against Caste consensus
3051 : May 18, 2010, 8:40 pm
Signed by: shruti
Comment: The more we talk and encourage it the more embroiled it gets in our day to day lives. These should be relegated to the books of history at about how it was once upon a time. The only divide that is relevant and should be bridged is of those who have the means to know and those who dont that is knowledge and information.
3050 : May 18, 2010, 8:32 pm
Signed by: YOGESH
Comment: im SC in cast but m against reservations... i dont know how it is justified.. like general people have minimum cutoff of 50% marks in engineering.. SC have 45% .. why.. if some1 cannot study hard to achieve goals..thn he is not worth of it.. fee n seat relaxation is understood for it to some extend.. same way for getting job.. relaxation in marks in entrance for job as a teacher.(few days back i read in Pune mirror) some1 can work hard reappear in entrance exams next time and grab the job.. and also if the future teacher is some1 who got job with lo calibration just because of his cast.. when other high talented people are in competition.. our future generation must hav got a good teacher than they have now..
3049 : May 18, 2010, 8:28 pm
Signed by: Vikrant Patankar
3048 : May 18, 2010, 8:23 pm
Signed by: Vedavyas
Comment: Caste is being added just to divide the society and to get votes. While these so-called backward castes cry foul when their caste is mentioned in some film or in Public they are not ashamed when it is for getting reservations irrespective of their economic status. These people should rid themselves of their double standards - Caste or no Caste at all.
3047 : May 18, 2010, 8:23 pm
Signed by: Tushar
Comment: this is pure bull shit, Politicians trying to garner votes by dividing the citizens, Are they any fair than the Britishers in using the Divide 7 Rule
3046 : May 18, 2010, 8:22 pm
Signed by: navin naath
Comment: caste census is the national shame and any one advocating the caste census shall be hanged.
3045 : May 18, 2010, 8:21 pm
Signed by: Sundar
Comment: Casteism is a national shame. Why perpetuate it in the name of Census? We may not be able to clean up the sewer quickly, but there's absolutely no point in adding to the sewer.
3044 : May 18, 2010, 8:14 pm
Signed by: vas
Comment: the so called intellectuals who oppose including caste in census should also clarify their stand on the very existence of caste. If the term caste itself is banned then there is no need to include caste in census.Are the so called born intellectuals ready for this?...Let the people clarify their stand on why it shouldn't be included....first u need to remove caste from your minds.. are you guys ready to accept if your son/daughter/brother/sister get married to a dalit????... i can say 99.999% of u will not accept this... reason??????????....
3043 : May 18, 2010, 8:12 pm
Signed by: Dr. Komalavalli Thirunavukkuarasu
3042 : May 18, 2010, 8:09 pm
Signed by: B. Ravindran
3041 : May 18, 2010, 8:07 pm
Signed by: Ananthram Sundarababu
Comment: The Government is inculcating the "Caste" culture in the minds of young, so that they will carry it forever. The Government, instead of making the citizens feel proud of their being, is making the people feel inferior by stamping them as "Most Backward". Congress is mastering the art of making people feel proud about being Backward and Most Backward. Good Job Congress. Do NOT allow Indians to feel "Forward".
3040 : May 18, 2010, 8:02 pm
Signed by: Sree
Comment: Can't believe MMS approved this act of disgrace! The day caste discrimination & reservation are wiped out, we can compete with China and west.
3039 : May 18, 2010, 7:57 pm
Signed by: NK
Comment: We are rules by brown-sahib's. Let us go for the the British again...what use is independence when we are going to divide ourselves.
3038 : May 18, 2010, 7:57 pm
Signed by: Thomas
Comment: Its hightime caste & religion based politics to be eradicated from our system!
3037 : May 18, 2010, 7:57 pm
Signed by: mehul
Comment: this caste BS must end. when will we begin identifying ourselves as indians?
3036 : May 18, 2010, 7:56 pm
Signed by: Sathish
Comment: I hate castes. Dont include castes in Census. How long are we going to do things based on caste. These are demanded only for vote bank politics
3035 : May 18, 2010, 7:55 pm
Signed by: shashi pallerla
Comment: Get rid of caste system
3034 : May 18, 2010, 7:52 pm
Signed by: Mahesh
Comment: Bring equal opportunity and anti-discrimination laws. Rigoursly enforce these. Public and private employment should follow true merit based hiring (no nepotism, or social background based) and career growth plocies. After these implementations go and remove the reservation system. Start with Education system first for removing the reservation.
3033 : May 18, 2010, 7:52 pm
Signed by: Vijay
Comment: Its just non sense. It is stopping the country from moving Forward. Reserve these Doctors for operating Politicians, Engineers for buliding their houses, but not leave them on common people.
3032 : May 18, 2010, 7:47 pm
Signed by: Niranjan
Comment: This kind of stupidity is unheard of, and the political intent to get some mileage off it is so obvious, it makes me wonder how our polity has gotten so brazen!
3031 : May 18, 2010, 7:46 pm
Signed by: Sony Idicula
Comment: Under law each and every citizen should be treated equal irrespective of gender, religion, caste, language, etc. Abolishing caste will be a good step towards an equal and just society. Let all Indians together denounce caste and take a step closer towards a better future.
3030 : May 18, 2010, 7:43 pm
Signed by: Hari
Comment: Caste-less means 1. Better politicians because no vote-bank based on caste 2. More friends 3. More choices for brides/grooms 4. Finally end of reservations, merit based, right place for the best minds
3029 : May 18, 2010, 7:42 pm
Signed by: Sonali
Comment: Gandhiji's spirit will writhe in shame today when it sees that we have won freedom from the 'goras' but have still not broken free of the shackles of caste and subcaste in our own land.
3028 : May 18, 2010, 7:41 pm
Signed by: prashanth
Comment: For humanity's sake, get rid of caste system. We are in the 21st century and no less. Humanity is already taking a beating in the name of religion and please don't fuel more dimensions to it in the name of caste. Slowly but steadily, the caste system is fading even in such a polarized society, a few more generations and it will be gone, but it looks like the politicians would never want it happen.
3027 : May 18, 2010, 7:40 pm
Signed by: B N YALAMALLI
Comment: I have already commented on 13th May. I am against it.BUT what we should know is whether Rediff is doing it just to increase its log on earnings or is taking it to proper authorities or publicising the compaign and whether it hopes for a reversal?
3026 : May 18, 2010, 7:39 pm
Signed by: denis christie
Comment: i think tht it is quite shameful the we in india still have caste system going on and tht now we r gonna get a census done for it too
3025 : May 18, 2010, 7:37 pm
Signed by: Bala
Comment: Caste is a menace, get rid of it.
3024 : May 18, 2010, 7:37 pm
Signed by: Feroze
Comment: Caste was actually created long long ago for the upliftment of the ill treated people. But now since the situation is gone, the politicians don't dare to remove the system. Instead they use it as their weapon and they breed on it- WHAT A SHAME!!!!
3023 : May 18, 2010, 7:37 pm
Signed by: Sandeep Puranik
Comment: This is time for all Indians to forget Caste system which divides country and stops us from developemnt.
3022 : May 18, 2010, 7:34 pm
Signed by: VJ
Comment: shame! shame!
3021 : May 18, 2010, 7:33 pm
Signed by: K.Avunuri
Comment: Caste in Census should not take place. The political leaders will use such data to further increase reservations to get their vote bank. Also some ignorent people are so curious to know their caste figures. Like the so called higher caste and other classes.
3020 : May 18, 2010, 7:30 pm
Signed by: Hirsch
3019 : May 18, 2010, 7:27 pm
Signed by: seema
3018 : May 18, 2010, 7:22 pm
Signed by: Mahesh Venkatachalam
3017 : May 18, 2010, 7:21 pm
Signed by: Prashanth
3016 : May 18, 2010, 7:20 pm
Signed by: Lak
Comment: Caste based society had already divided India and it only helps only politicians from all stripes. Putting on census is kind of legalization.. NO to case based census .. No caste in schools or any place.
3015 : May 18, 2010, 7:19 pm
Signed by: Jugal
Comment: Its a shame that we are still looking at such things.
3014 : May 18, 2010, 7:18 pm
Signed by: globalian
Comment: Yes. I agree this if the caste is removed from society at all levels, from paper as well as from the mind of lot of sick people who are considered to be the sacred people before god(s). Now the caste is helping the low caste people to get reservations which will bring them to live on their own without the help of higher caste people. Very few people supporting this movement that as caste eradication movement. Most of the ill minded people are supporting to fetch the reservation from suppressed.
3013 : May 18, 2010, 7:17 pm
Signed by: M.N.MUKHERJEE
3012 : May 18, 2010, 7:17 pm
Signed by: Ajith Rao
Comment: Our founders aim was to make a caste free India. This step is in the opposite direction. A retrograde.
3011 : May 18, 2010, 7:16 pm
Signed by: raghav atluri
Comment: If not for caste India would've been a developed nation.
3010 : May 18, 2010, 7:15 pm
Signed by: Sandeep Mukherjee
Comment: All Indians have ONE caste, that is "INDIAN".
3009 : May 18, 2010, 7:15 pm
Signed by: simon samuel - Chennai
Comment: i am dead against the caste based census. please add a column named indian to the census and see the difference. most of them will say indian in their caste if they are true indians. let us sideaway the caste based division and inequality among us to become a superpower as we all dream it !
3008 : May 18, 2010, 7:14 pm
Signed by: Sukanta Mahapatra
Comment: It is really very shame full for all Indians to say that casteism is not important.It helps us to destroy the Unity between us. It is the greatest advantage what the Britishers have used it earlier and today others are using it as there Shield of there misdeeds in Society. JAAGO MERE MOHAN PYARE.Wake Up Anti Caste Census.
3007 : May 18, 2010, 7:14 pm
Signed by: J Roy
3006 : May 18, 2010, 7:12 pm
Signed by: shishir pande
Comment: By not taking caste into account while census we can send a positive message that it is time to abolish the cast base reservation and discrimination from our country for ever.
3005 : May 18, 2010, 7:11 pm
Signed by: Hitesh
Comment: caste are only being used for Political gains. everthing based on caste system must be removed. we should use our first name and father/mother nam instead caste, it will unite india and we will grow
3004 : May 18, 2010, 7:10 pm
Signed by: Rajeev Kumar
Comment: After Indepedence till today minority goverment rules india. They know better how to made vote bank. this is one step further. we must oppose it.
3003 : May 18, 2010, 7:10 pm
Signed by: Paresh
3002 : May 18, 2010, 7:08 pm
Signed by: Subrata Hait
Comment: Caste-based census will further divide the society. It's a pre-calculated move by RJD and SP for political gain. Let there be one caste: INDIAN.
3001 : May 18, 2010, 7:07 pm
Signed by: Muni
Comment: I feel pity on my fellow friends and people of not understanding these politicians gimick... the Caste, minority should be removed from educuation, govt and employer departments.
3000 : May 18, 2010, 7:05 pm
Signed by: MB
Comment: Census should not include caste details. Hence forth all educational admissions should be on the basis of merit and reservation should be given to economically backword candidates.
2999 : May 18, 2010, 7:04 pm
Signed by: Nikhil Kulkarni
Comment: The caste should be the basis of ones own belief system and nothing more. Any kind of caste should neither benefit nor be a detriment for any kind of work.
2998 : May 18, 2010, 7:04 pm
Signed by: Ashok Kumar Krishna
Comment: Such a sick decision. This will only divide people further and soon create deep factions.
2997 : May 18, 2010, 7:04 pm
Signed by: Krishnan Bala
Comment: The caste as a criterion to derive advantage in public services should be done away with.Caste simply means what was the occupation of your great grand father since Mayawathis, Meira Kumars and Narayanans have come to occupy constitutionally mandated positions in our democracy. The present enumeration of castes is retrograde step whose effects will rebound on the society for a millenium.This is the starting point for a II Mandal war and an attempt to breach the 50 % ceiling on reservatiion by the Supreme Court. If the attempt fails the war will rage with in the OBC for the upgradation of respective quotas !
2996 : May 18, 2010, 7:02 pm
Signed by: Kunal Mishra
Comment: politicians please stop spreading this virus of divide & rule
2995 : May 18, 2010, 7:01 pm
Signed by: Dhimant
Comment: I am against the census on basis of caste. If they want data for an overall devolopement they must do so on basis of education,source of living,access to fundamental rights.Kindly do not divide us we have enough hatred for every thing.
2994 : May 18, 2010, 6:59 pm
Signed by: navin nath
Comment: Caste system is one of the main draw back in our society and it is hampering the qrowth of the society financially as well as socially. Lets treat every one as one and one only and bycott the caste based census. Please get along and finish this menace.
2993 : May 18, 2010, 6:59 pm
Signed by: pavan
Comment: caste consesus for what.. as it is we r finding so many quotas & to add to this there is a consesus on caste... wtf.. are these ppl still living the 18th century.... instead of cutting off all these blindfolds these politicians are pushing & playing on the Emotional quotient of the franatic public who are uneducated.... its not a surprise tht we are still clld the land of the snake charmers
2992 : May 18, 2010, 6:59 pm
Signed by: sandip kumar
2991 : May 18, 2010, 6:58 pm
Signed by: Ravi Kumar
Comment: It only benefits the politicians, but not the citizens. In fact, caste based census further divides the society.
2990 : May 18, 2010, 6:58 pm
Signed by: paras gandhi
Comment: we are indians first & then we represent our state . our caste teaches us to live peacefully & live in harmony with every1. By dividing it we say our caste is first then a seperate state for that caste may be it wont be india then & might be caste wise small countries wgich will be broken parts of india. WE ARE ONE & DONT NEED SUCH DISCREMINATION.
2989 : May 18, 2010, 6:58 pm
Signed by: anil
2988 : May 18, 2010, 6:56 pm
Signed by: abhishek
Comment: I do think that if we need India to attain the status of world power
2987 : May 18, 2010, 6:55 pm
Comment: Being an indian, I am against it.
2986 : May 18, 2010, 6:55 pm
Signed by: muslimbhagawat
2985 : May 18, 2010, 6:54 pm
Signed by: Ashish Ranjan Gupta
Comment: It is disgusting that we are still carrying the burden of caste system still. We all are victims of it be it the discrimination on the basis of caste, reservations. Dirty minded politicians are using it as a tool of their survival. With the level of politics and the iq of politicians in our country being so low along with the reluctance of our society to change i am afraid we will see the same situations in coming generations as well.
2984 : May 18, 2010, 6:54 pm
Signed by: Suresh
Comment: This is adefinitely a shame on civilized society. Are we still living on tribal age to allow such shameful acts
2983 : May 18, 2010, 6:53 pm
Signed by: Kshitij Gupta
Comment: its a bruise on INDIAN IMAGE. It leads to total demolition of Indian ambition of becoming a super power in future..
2982 : May 18, 2010, 6:53 pm
Signed by: sunil kumar agarwal
Comment: Caste based census in itself is defying the constitutional right of "Right to Equality" to every citizen of this country, so I believe this is ILLEGAL. Secondly we pay our respect to Bapu merely to show off without following his footmark to diminish this CASTE based system from our society. I think the Apex Court should intervene and stop this NONSENSE of POLITICIANS who have always been trying to find newer ways to EXPLOIT Indians.
2981 : May 18, 2010, 6:52 pm
Signed by: pkbansal
Comment: Let all of us decide to write our caste as INDIAN
2980 : May 18, 2010, 6:52 pm
Signed by: Abhishek Pathak
Comment: Its a disease!!
2979 : May 18, 2010, 6:52 pm
Signed by: janardana
Comment: worst practice and political people are doing for doing this for vote bank
2978 : May 18, 2010, 6:51 pm
Signed by: Hrishikesh Kulkarni
Comment: All political leaders are more interested in destroying the unity of our society. They are implementing the britisher's strategy of divide and rule. I'm against the caste census.
2977 : May 18, 2010, 6:51 pm
Signed by: Pramod
Comment: Please remove cast census and also remove reservation system based on cast.
2976 : May 18, 2010, 6:50 pm
Signed by: Nirmal Santra
Comment: Henious attempet to devide sociaty and INDIA again.
2975 : May 18, 2010, 6:50 pm
Signed by: sunil
Comment: It is a shame that we still follow caste. The caste system has to be nullified. To begin with any form starting from the school admission to any other form should stop having the caste columm. Quota should be done based on poverty level not on caste level.
2974 : May 18, 2010, 6:50 pm
Signed by: v m reddy
2973 : May 18, 2010, 6:50 pm
Signed by: Manoj
Comment: This Politician or our netas who are good for nothing want to divide the country on caste basis.They have already ruined our country.In the past India was divided into small states or provinces and fighting among themselves.The result we had been ruled for centuries and we are defeated people.We should be against this census and not allow this netas to fill their pockets.
2972 : May 18, 2010, 6:49 pm
Signed by: Subimal
2971 : May 18, 2010, 6:49 pm
Signed by: Ravi Shankar
Comment: Talking about caste in itself is a disgrace for the youth of this country. And what more humiliating it will be for so called Elite and educated people from UPSC services who will be heading this census Exercise. People should understand when the so called Upper caste politician can collude with those so called low caste politician, and its vice versa too, for their political gains, then why not we all indians combine , irrespective of our caste, to make it unified country. Let some official come to me for my caste, My answer is simple...i m INDIAN...thats it...
2970 : May 18, 2010, 6:48 pm
Signed by: v m reddy
2969 : May 18, 2010, 6:47 pm
Signed by: ppanwar
2968 : May 18, 2010, 6:47 pm
Signed by: venkatesh
Comment: If I get a chance to vote next time, will vote against Congress just for this reason...
2967 : May 18, 2010, 6:47 pm
Signed by: Sirish
Comment: I can never think that a caste system can be the back bone for development. Instead of attacking the reasons for no development for certain castes, we are encouraging the caste system. It is retrogressive!!!
2966 : May 18, 2010, 6:47 pm
Signed by: Nagendra Singh Panwar
Comment: we shuld throw out politician who r asking for lalu..who wanna to survive in front of NITISH Kumar's Vikas-Aandhi
2965 : May 18, 2010, 6:45 pm
Signed by: suresh
Comment: Worse more to come. People of this generation can be happy. Next gen will get used to it! Karma of India..
2964 : May 18, 2010, 6:45 pm
Signed by: kedar deshmukh
Comment: Trueely Its naional shame for India, Its year 2010 and here ppl will get ask for their caste for reservation its a shame. All this caste system should be removed from Indian Constituancy. Ppl with high talent stays back due to caste system results India going back in 18th-19th Century.
2963 : May 18, 2010, 6:45 pm
Signed by: Debasis Sarcar
Comment: Stop dividing the country in terms of caste & Religion. Not only in Census but in all Govt. Forms these 2 columns / rows to be deleted. If possible also delete domicile status.
2962 : May 18, 2010, 6:45 pm
Signed by: Satish Kumar
Comment: Further do not attempt dividing us on National lines. Seen we enough of bickering, & battering of each other in the name of caste. Further not we wish to be backward on national unity. Urge we therefore every so called leader to desist from doing it again and let us stay united as Indians! Jai Hind.

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2961 : May 18, 2010, 6:43 pm
Signed by: Nitin
Comment: Please stop further division of our country and work together to make it a super power else we will be left behind every other country in this world. Please stop this caste-ism.
2960 : May 18, 2010, 6:42 pm
Signed by: V.Sambasiva Rao
Comment: To all politician, Don't devide the country on the basis of caste. I am fully against cast based census because this may not be useful for any further developement of the country, this is useful only dirty politicians. It may cause the defferances among the people/castes. Census should be on the basis of economy.
2959 : May 18, 2010, 6:41 pm
Signed by: Ashok
Comment: reservation shall be on economic ground only at the education level: kins of Paswan, Lalu, Meera kr, Mulayam don't need resevation
2958 : May 18, 2010, 6:40 pm
Signed by: Rajiv Ranjan
Comment: They are taking country back into 19th century.
2957 : May 18, 2010, 6:40 pm
Signed by: venugopal
2956 : May 18, 2010, 6:40 pm
Signed by: Anil
Comment: When I can I see an India where there are no disparities between the rich and the poor,upper and lower castes,north Indians and South Indians etc.? I think for this the complete political system should be demolished and rebuilt.
2955 : May 18, 2010, 6:39 pm
Signed by: Sanjeev Bisla
Comment: Indian politicians can go to any extent to gain power,which will keep on happening untill we will leave our living room comfort to vote to decide whom do we want to see at the helm of affairs of the country.
2954 : May 18, 2010, 6:38 pm
Signed by: manish
Comment: I thought caste based policies was for the betterment of so called lower caste society and its a way to bring them back to mainstream. But politician again spoiled their dreams with their dirty tricks and still this large population feels outcaste. Its time they have to understand the meaning of self governance don't let other decide your fate. U r the one who make your self inferior or superior. Be INdian
2953 : May 18, 2010, 6:37 pm
Signed by: Nagesh
Comment: Castsim is the root cause for many problems in our country, Only dirty politicians and not capable people are benifited from castsim. We need to kick-out the people who ever support castism
2952 : May 18, 2010, 6:36 pm
Signed by: s.mazumdar
Comment: with caste hangup we cannot be a modern nation
2951 : May 18, 2010, 6:35 pm
Signed by: satyendra kumar
Comment: we,already have a framented society base on religion,region,colour of skin, education-status,prosperity level etc etc.a sign which should be nothing more than a distinguish -mark among similar names, is gaining unwanted importance ,only to divide society by politicians of all hue & cry. the politician have no national imprtance in mind and only their petty selfish motive matters for them. condemnation of hightesh degree non-cooperation is called for.
2950 : May 18, 2010, 6:34 pm
Signed by: Suntosh
Comment: Till now, I had high regards for Manmohan, looks like we are let down now. Politicians are again putting India back by 20 years by dividing nation on Caste. Pls pls pls dont do this. Dont just look at your political mileage - nation will punish you.
2949 : May 18, 2010, 6:34 pm
Signed by: Kailash
Comment: This current hulla gulla about casteism is just more to divide the already divided nation. Shame on these polticians
2948 : May 18, 2010, 6:29 pm
Signed by: uma .S
Comment: What more can be expected from Congress They have always divided and ruled this country I thank rediff for this bold initiative and also will vow that when census people come to my place for caste i will only say as INDIAN!@! ONE GOOD JOB REDIFF apart from BJP bashing
2947 : May 18, 2010, 6:29 pm
Signed by: Pramod
Comment: The only reason the census has included caste is for the Congress to plan its next election strategy, What a shame! After 62 years of independence, we should have banished all matters related to caste.
2946 : May 18, 2010, 6:29 pm
Signed by: Durga Prasad A
Comment: Two individual politicians are taking the country to ransom by splitting the country further on caste basis for their narrow political designs. They should be publicly hanged before it is too late otherwise they will further divide this country!
2945 : May 18, 2010, 6:28 pm
Signed by: Durga Prasad A
Comment: Two individual politicians are taking the country to ransom by splitting the country further on caste basis for their narrow political designs. They should be publicly hanged before it is too late otherwise they will further divide this country!
2944 : May 18, 2010, 6:26 pm
Signed by: ashok
Comment: i am against the cast system completely.It is shame that Govt. is promoting it.
2943 : May 18, 2010, 6:26 pm
Signed by: anil kumar
Comment: religion , region , sc/st , obc language etc......... now Caste. It's national caste is " BHARTIYATA"
2942 : May 18, 2010, 6:25 pm
Signed by: MADAN MOHAN
Comment: Only mentally retarded people can think and support this cencus.
2941 : May 18, 2010, 6:24 pm
Signed by: K V Narasimhan
Comment: Let us eliminate this practice which we inherited and has not helped to advance.
2940 : May 18, 2010, 6:24 pm
Signed by: Ashish Aggarwal
Comment: We are again being sent into dark ages. "Divide and Rule" has come back.
2939 : May 18, 2010, 6:24 pm
Signed by: Rajkumar
Comment: You can't blame the politicians only. We all are responsible. We have elected these people. We don't have the moral righteous attitude in the society. Even News papers, News Channels and web sites like Rediff are responsible for this. Nobody is interested in changing the system. Everyone is interested in their selfish interests of increasing their business. Nobody want to give back something to the society. Even me! only God can save this country.
2938 : May 18, 2010, 6:23 pm
Signed by: Raju
Comment: It is a blot on Indian society. Government should not encourage cast based census.
2937 : May 18, 2010, 6:23 pm
Signed by: asheesh
Comment: tese caste venoum only flows from U.P & Bihar politicians. they will very soon destroy india
2936 : May 18, 2010, 6:21 pm
Signed by: sudheendra
Comment: THank GOD there is one media in this country which dares to taken on this present UPA government The very fact of including caste itself is very bad and this will now lead to caste based ticket distribution and whole lot of other problems .THE CONGRESS IS THE MOST COMMUNAL PARTY IN INDIA
2935 : May 18, 2010, 6:20 pm
Signed by: mani
Comment: We are the only country in the world who have dual system for our citizens. one based on our constitution which gives equal rights to all, one what the politicians decide to divide us on caste and contradict the constitution.
2934 : May 18, 2010, 6:19 pm
Signed by: virupaksha
Comment: Please remove this caste system in India. It just help help the politicians to device the society.

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