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Politics: The Caste Card

The Caste Card A correspondent writes:
EVERY time elections are held in India, caste divisions, superstitious beliefs and all the regressive trends that keep the country backward are reintroduced and reinforced by the leaders of different political parties. While the traditional religious animosities that divide our society are somewhat kept at bay during elections because of the ban on religionbased campaigns by the Election Commission, no such check is to be noticed in places where castes are equally matched and contests are held purely on caste lines.

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