Patterns of Social Inequality and Exclusion

Patterns of Social Inequality and Exclusion

Question

Who are other Backward classes (OBC)?

Answer

These are neither part of the forward castes nor of Dalits. These are persecuted and excluded people from every religion of Indian society including Hinduism. This is the reason they are addressed as backward. They are economically backward hence, suffering exclusion and discrimination from their respective castes. Thus, OBCs are a much more diverse group than the Dalits or Adivasis.

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