MA Sneha, an advocate in Tamil Nadu has lived without any caste or religion all through her 35 years. The caste and religion columns on her birth or school certificate remained blank. Recently, the Tamil Nadu government issued Sneha and her family a formal certificate that they are caste and religion less persons. Perhaps Sneha's is the first family in the country to be formally certified so. Sneha said that when the government can issue community certificates, it struck her why can't it give a caste and religion less certificate. She applied for it like any other person applying for a community certificate and got one finally this month.