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Casting Out Caste

The time for empty slogans is past. Social equality and justice need successful measures to end discrimination.

In 1976, when I was imprisoned in Yerwada jail during the Emergency, one of our barr­ack-mates was Gopalrao Mane, from Kolhapur. I remember him because he used to work for the rehabilitation of the children of sex workers. When I share this with friends, it comes as a cultural shock. But the fact is, right since the days of the Jan Sangh, the BJP has steadfastly worked for the cause of social equality. It is our conviction that, without a

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