Tamil Nadu

Centre should take up caste census, says Karunanidhi

DMK president M. Karunanidhi

DMK president M. Karunanidhi  

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Reiterating that a caste-based census was important to uphold social justice in the country, DMK president M. Karunanidhi said on Saturday that the Centre should suo motu order the exercise.

The Supreme Court, while setting aside two orders of the Madras High Court directing the Centre to conduct a caste-based census, made it clear that it should not have stepped into the domain of policy. Mr. Karunanidhi said since the Supreme Court left it to the Centre, it should realise the need for such a census and go ahead with it.

“It is the expectation of all those who have faith in social justice,” he said.

Recalls efforts

Recalling the efforts at a caste-wise census, Mr. Karunanidhi said advocate R. Krishnamoorthy had filed a public interest litigation petition in support of the cause since no caste-based census was done after 1931.

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