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social status or position conferred by a system based on class

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(Hinduism) a hereditary social class among Hindus

a social class separated from others by distinctions of hereditary rank or profession or wealth

in some social insects (such as ants) a physically distinct individual or group of individuals specialized to perform certain functions in the colony

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IANS Shimla Caste discrimination continues to leave a bad taste among
Vrindavan (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb 18 ( ANI ): Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, along with Acharya Mahamandaleshwar of the Juna Akhara, Swami Avdheshanand Giri, on Saturday advocated the equality of all castes.
In view of the retrogressive and oppressive features of Hinduism, it would not be surprising to see mistreatment of and discrimination against lower castes, especially Dalits, in a Hindu society.
He expressed these views while addressing an international seminar on Ambedkar's Mission of Annihilation of Caste and Present Situation.
If the Manusmriti prescribed gruesome punishments to Dalits who dare to place themselves on the same seat with a man of a high caste, now even their freedom to celebrate an occasion, which they had been doing for ages, has been curtailed.
Over the years, politicians across the board have succeeded in dodging the income limit by periodically increasing the quantum of the annual earnings of the backward castes from Rs100,000 in 1993 to Rs250,000 in 2004 to Rs450,000 in 2008 to Rs 600,000 in 2013.
Since the Scheme was launched in May 2015, only 3 SC entrepreneurs whom Bank has given loan have been covered under the Credit Enhancement Guarantee Scheme for Schedule Castes and projects of 57 entrepreneurs have been approved under the Scheme of Venture Capital Fund for Scheduled Castes (VCF-SC).
India reserves places for lower castes to try to bring victims of the country's worst discrimination into the mainstream.
Designated castes and tribes were guaranteed not only equality of opportunity, but also positive outcomes, aided by quotas for educational institutions, government jobs and even seats in the Parliament and state assemblies.
If violence against lower castes and outcastes is rendered banal by being woven into the fabric of everyday life, it is also conducted via spectacular acts.
18), and if there were such characteristics, the different classes or castes would have to be different species.
THE issue of reservation has stirred a debate within the Congress with voices emanating both for and against quotas for upper castes based on economic criteria.
One manifestation of this push for equality is a quota system that reserves a given number of political posts for women and members of specific castes and tribes, and has resulted in real political mobilization and power-sharing.
Women who are not born to the upper castes have even less recourse than Munnu for any justice.
2014) reported, the "stigma (of Dalits) is alive in the Catholic Church, which is good at proclaiming its defence of Dalits but not so good at stopping the subtle discrimination shown by bishops, priests and faithful of higher castes toward the faithful of lower castes, or even worse, outcasts.