Reality Check India

Creamy layer article

Posted in Uncategorized by realitycheck on August 30, 2006

The big lie is that backward castes have been persecuted and marginalised through history by the upper castes and treated akin to the untouchables. The Mandal Commission has leveraged this lie to its advantage to benefit precisely those castes that are economically and socially among the prosperous in rural India.

Read more on the creamy layer issue in an article by Prof Dipankar Gupta (Social Studies Dept of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)

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