- GS-2: Society
- GS-2: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation
Context: The Centre is likely to soon decide on setting up a national commission to study the social, economic and educational status of Dalits who converted to religions other than Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism.
- Several petitions are pending before the Supreme Court seeking Scheduled Caste (SC) reservation benefits for Dalits who converted to Christianity or Islam.
Main Practice Question: Analyse the impact of caste based inequalities in society with special reference to its interplay with different religions in India?
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