The intricacies involved in the enumeration exercise have been brought about by Nandini Sundar in her article on May 11. As Justice Chinnappa Reddy has observed, we have to make a beginning somewhere to forget caste. While the backward and the disadvantaged across all sections have to be definitely uplifted socio-economically, it is high time we put an end to political and other forms of exploitation in the name of caste.

R. Ramanathan,