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India has no legal support for caste system except for affirmative action.

Reader comment on item: A White House Initiative to Defeat Radical Islam
in response to reader comment: Harijan

Submitted by Prashant (United States), Mar 16, 2017 at 23:09

Dear Dr Pipes, forgetting the ancient wisdom that two wrongs do not make a right, your reader Sohel Bahjat challenged India to end untouchability of Harijans before demanding that Iran be democracy. I have news for Mr Bahjat: Indian constitution has no law supporting discrimination against lower castes. The only reason people's castes is discussed is to grant special privileges (affirmative action) to the people who were disadvantaged in the past. Most Hindus do not support caste system and the religious attitudes against caste system are fast changing. No one supports caste system as a good practice that needs to be protected.

Now can we have democracy in Iran and the rest of the Islamic world?


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