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In India’s tribal-dominated Northeast, caste poses fresh challenge

If the idea of minority is central to democracy, the principle of equality is critical to the Constitution of India. Inherent in that principle of equality are the provisions for reservation of appointments or posts and affirmative-action policies for “women, children, and people from backward classes,” Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Scheduled Castes. These exceptions should be seen […]

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