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Rajasthan HC: can't mention caste in judicial & administrative matters

Apr 28, 2020 19:33 IST

The Rajasthan High Court has ordered that the caste of a person should not be mentioned in any judicial and administrative matter as it was against the Constitution. The court gave the direction while referring to a 2018 case that was heard by the Jaipur bench. The Court said it found it 'peculiar' after that the petitioner was not released on bail by the jail authorities for five days despite an HC order only because his caste on the order was not the same as mentioned in the police arrest memo. The court also observed that an individual should not be identified by his caste but by his parentage. It added, the police shall not mention the caste of an individual in the arrest memo, as such identification is neither provided under the CrPC nor any law under the Constitution.