Patna High Court directs Bihar government to stop caste-based survey immediately
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The Patna High Court has issued a direction to the State Government of Bihar, ordering an immediate stay on the caste-based survey.
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The court has further ordered the government to ensure that any data already collected is kept secure and not shared with anyone till the final order is passed in the writ petition.
What is caste based census?
In independent India, figures for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes have been published in every census from 1951 to 2011, but figures for other castes have not been published.
Until 1931 every census included caste data.
However, in 1941, caste-based data was collected but not published.
In the absence of such a census, the population of OBCs and others cannot be accurately estimated.
The Mandal Commission estimated the OBC population at 52%.
It is a state located in the eastern part of India, which shares a border with Nepal.
The state is divided by the river Ganges.
Formation - 22 March 1912
Chief Justice - K Vinod Chandran
Chief Minister - Nitish Kumar
Official Animal - Gaur
Official Bird - House Sparrow
Official Flower - Bauhinia Variegata
Official Tree - Sacred Fig
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