A crowded marketplace in New Delhi. Photo: AP
A crowded marketplace in New Delhi. Photo: AP
India

In India, calls for a caste census grow as more seek to benefit from affirmative action policies

  • Supporters say an accurate count of the OBCs, or ‘other backward castes’, will help increase representation through affirmative-action policies
  • But critics say the focus should be on an overhaul of policies to ensure equality and a census could further harden caste identities

A crowded marketplace in New Delhi. Photo: AP
A crowded marketplace in New Delhi. Photo: AP
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