Caste me down!

Caste me down!

This is how complicated India is: the Gujjars are asking that their caste (who traditionally raise livestock)
be downgraded a couple of notches. It seems the Indian government allows subsidies and benefits to members of the lowest castes, and our Gujjar buddies are currently stuck in an onerous “disadvantaged but not terribly so” category. There’s 10 million of them in Rajasthan alone, where some thousands of them have been demonstrating their furor.

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