Bihar government determined to conduct survey, despite Patna HC verdict on caste-based survey
PATNA: Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav has responded to the recent decision of the Patna High Court to stay the proposed caste-based census. Yadav stated that the government will take its next step only after reading the instructions of the court. However, he clarified that the proposed survey was not a caste-based census but rather a survey, and it was not the first survey conducted by the government.
कोर्ट का निर्देष पढ़ने के बाद ही सरकार अपना अगला कदम उठाएगी। मगर ये जाति आधारित जनगणना नहीं था बल्कि सर्वे था, जो सरकार का कोई पहला सर्वे नहीं था। हमारी सरकार ये सर्वे कराने के लिए प्रतिबद्ध है। ये जनता के हित में था और जनता की मांग थी कि ये सर्वे होना चाहिए: पटना हाईकोर्ट के… pic.twitter.com/n9a0wIdN5W— ANI_HindiNews (@AHindinews) May 4, 2023
Yadav emphasized that the government is determined to conduct this survey, which is in the interest of the public, and there was a demand from the public that this survey should be done. He further added that the government will take necessary steps to address the concerns of the court, and ensure that the survey is conducted in a fair and transparent manner.
According to ANI, Bihar: The Patna High Court has put a stay on the Caste-based census in Bihar Rs 500 crore will be spent on the caste census, which will be a misuse of money. That’s why the court has agreed that this policy is against the constitution, statute & census Act of 1948…: Dinu Kumar, Petitioner, Advocate.
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Rs 500 crore will be spent on the caste census, which will be a misuse of money. That’s why the court has agreed that this policy is against the constitution, statute & census Act of 1948…:… pic.twitter.com/o27tzTmSg8
The decision of the Patna High Court to stay the proposed caste-based census has generated a lot of debate and controversy in Bihar. Some have welcomed the decision, citing concerns about the politicization of caste-based data, while others have criticized it as an infringement on the rights of marginalized communities. The issue is likely to remain a topic of discussion in the coming weeks and months as the government decides its next steps.