GN Bureau | January 28, 2013
A complaint under the Prevention of Atrocities Act was filed by a citizen against country’s eminent social scientist Ashis Nandy for his controversial comments that people from OBC, SC and ST communities were the “most corrupt”, which he made at the Jaipur Literary Festival. Earlier, an all-party delegation, comprising leaders of MNS, Shiv Sena, BJP, RPI and Dalit organisations, under the banner of Bahujan Samaj Sangharsh Samiti, submitted a memorandum to police seeking registration of complaint against the scholar.
His comment should be seen in the context of the larger issue of corruption, where irrespective of one’s class, people are corrupt. Nandy later clarified that what he meant was that most of the people getting caught are people from OBC, SC and ST communities as they don't have the means to save themselves unlike people from upper castes.
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