The demand of the Patel clan, led by Hardik Patel, is the latest challenge in the debate on caste-driven quotas in India. Photo: Reuters

Patel clan's fight to be 'backward' shows up India's outdated caste-based job and education quotas

Priya Virmani says a dominant caste's demand for inclusion in the country's caste-based affirmative action system makes a mockery of it

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The demand of the Patel clan, led by Hardik Patel, is the latest challenge in the debate on caste-driven quotas in India. Photo: Reuters
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