What are the consequences of caste system in India?

Casteism is unconstitutional element of Indian society. Following are some of the consequences of caste system in India:

  1. Casteism results into denial of fundamental right to equality between human being.
  2. Due to cateism the unity is disturbed and the relations between the members of the society are spoiled.
  3. Casteism also leads to disharmony and conflicts in society.
  4. Casteism is responsible for violence, social tension and encourage suspicion about the members of the society.
  5. Casteism influence the caste politics and the majority castes dominates the minority castes. It also gives the privileges to the upper castes and discrimination, humiliation to the lower caste (This upper caste and lower caste hierarchy is the strategic provision of upper castes for their personal hold over the others).
  6. Casteism gives rise to corruption in politics i.e. election by projecting, promoting and maintaining anti-democratic, narrow caste loyalties.
  7. Casteism divides society into groupism and promotes castes above humanities and nationhood.
  8. The Caste politics has led to the instability and confusion in establishing govts.
  9. Casteism has prevented the meritorious people from all over the society and the majority of highest positions in civil military, judiciary occupied by the upper castes.
  10. Due to casteism so called lower castes are socially boycotted by the villages and deprived of humane conditions.
  11. Casteist people burns the settlements of the downtrodden.
  12. Due to casteism the so called backward women are nakedly paraded and publicly gang-raped.
  13. Casteism results into the death toll of the down trodden. e.g. Khairlanji massacre in Bhandara dist. of Maharashtra on 29th September 2006.

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