Union Minister Ramdas Athawale called for a caste-based census in the country, but said his request was not aimed at giving birth to casteism.
Addressing the Vikramgad tribes in Palghar District, Maharashtra on Saturday, the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment also demanded that Marathas be given a quota free of quota disturbing other castes and communities. .
Last year, the Supreme Court suspended the implementation of Maharashtra’s law of 2018 granting reservations to Marathas in education and employment, but clarified that the status of those who have enjoyed the benefits will not be not disturbed.
“The next census should also include data regarding the different castes so that people know where they are in the total population. It is not intended to give birth to casteism,” said the leader of the Republican Party of India ( AT).
He further stated that his party will lead an all-India unrest at the headquarters of various states and districts on February 25 to demand five acres of land from those with no source of income, to enable them to earn a living. .
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