SC thunders ‘Calling Caste’ is a Offence albeit None punished yet !!
Calling a Dalit by his caste is a serious offence that cannot be condoned even if both the accused and the complainant arrive at a compromise, the Supreme Court said. A bench of justices Markandeya Katju and Gyan Sudha Mishra said the only way of ending the feudal mentality of those insulting the Dalits would be by sending them to the jail so as to act as a deterrent for others.
“The only way is to send you to the jail. This is modern age. The days of feudalism are over,” the bench said while refusing to compound (close the case by way of fine) the dispute as sought by counsel S D Dwaraknath.
Source: Indian Express
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