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PRICES-Where It Hurts

October 19, 1985 and the lower caste converts. These instances demonstrate that caste oppression is a common feature both in Hinduism and Christianity. Given this fact, the provision to give special privileges only to Hindu scheduled tastes is no doubt a discriminatory policy against the Christians and hence is anti-secular. Both the presidential order of 1950 and the circular of the Government of Tamil Nadu fall under this category. In fact, to avail of the privileges given to Hindu scheduled castes and denied to their Christian counterpart, the Christian scheduled castes are converting to Hinduism. K C Alexander's above-cited paper records this process of conversion to Hinduism in Kerala. The circular of the Tamil Nadu government testifies to the existence of such a process in Tamil Nadu. In these conditions, the Supreme Court judgment

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