Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) High court PIL raises caste certificate dispute

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    • A tribal group’s fight against fake caste certificates in Kandhamal is in the centre of a high court dispute over government’s power to prevent Schedule Caste people from taking Schedule Tribe reservation benefits and Christians taking advantages meant for Hindus.
    • The cases apparently raise questions on the government’s adherence to a law according to which, a Hindu Scheduled Caste person loses his caste identity after changing his or her religion. However, a Hindu tribal could continue to avail benefit of an ST even after converting into any other religion.