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Caste Based Reservation in India Started in 2nd Century BC. In #Manusmriti - the law book of Brahmins all the laws were based on #Caste and no Merit was ever considered. It divided people into High & Low Castes on the basis of their birth and not on the basis of Merit.
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Wealth, Political power, Spiritual leadership, Education, Ownership of Land, Trade and all lucrative aspects were reserved purely to the higher castes. This system of caste based discrimination entrenched in day today social life since ages.
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In this thread we will look at some data related to the socio-economic condition of Muslims in India. I will tag this thread with keywords so you may find this thread easily in the future.
#Muslims #SocioEconomic #Caste #IndianMuslims
Source: economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/f…

In this study Muslim OBCs are clubbed with other OBCs. The 'Muslim' column has the data for Muslims who are in the open category. As the study shows, overall the economic ranking of Muslims in India is closer to avg and at par with OBCs.
Source: National Sample Survey Office, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Govt of India.

For the purpose of addressing historical socio-economic disparties the Govt of India divides the population in 4 major groups. I have highlighted the data for Muslims.
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