Saturday, May 22, 2010

[ZESTCaste] Brahmins want caste mentioned

Brahmins want caste mentioned
DNPUN26691 | 5/22/2010 | Author : Dinesh Thite | WC :165

The Bahubhashik Brahmin Sabha, the multilingual Brahmin association,
has supported a caste-based census.
Appealing to Brahmins to mention their caste during the census
exercise, the sabha recently in a press statement said that it would
reveal the percentage of the populations belonging to various castes.
The association said that there was a discussion in Parliament to
undertake a caste-based census for the first time since 1931. The
parties had supported the idea, which was a welcome development.
The fifth multilingual Brahmin convention's president Moreshwar
Ghaisas Guruji has appealed to Brahmins to mention their caste in the
census form.
Bapusaheb Pujari (Sangli), Kaka Dharmawat, Eknath Kulkarni
(Narayangaon), Pradeep Garatkar (Indapur) and Shreekant Dandwate
(Narsinhpur) have supported Ghaisas Guruji's view.
The statement said mentioning of the caste in the census will reveal
the exact population of Brahmins in the country. If it becomes clear
that they are a minority community, then the government would be
forced to give reservations to the community in proportion to their

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