India to Revive Census by Caste

It's the first time in 80 years
By Imperator ,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 10, 2010 3:47 PM CDT
Promoted on Newser Sep 10, 2010 4:15 PM CDT
A blind man begs on a street in New Delhi in this file photo from 2009.   (AP)

(User Submitted) – It has been 80 years since India included caste information in a census. But now at the behest of lower caste groups who believe they are not getting a fair share of jobs and other benefits, it will be included as part of next year's census. So the government has decided to count what is awkwardly referred to in India as the Other Backward Classes. Not everyone is excited at the prospect, with some believing that the census will encourage caste discrimination now banned by the constitution but still very much a part of the culture. Read the full article at CNN.

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