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Caste In Indian Army: Explainer In Light Of Petition In Delhi HC

Jan 04, 2019 09:10 PM IST India India

Rajput Regiment, Jat Regiment, Rajputana Rifles; Maratha Light Infantry, Madras Regiment, Mahar and Gurkha Regiments are some of the names of regiments and corps in the Indian army which ushers in a sense of caste hierarchy before igniting the passion for the valour of armed forces. This apparent and conspicuous revelation the caste factor became a bone of bone of contention recently when a plea in Delhi High Court urged the court to strike down a recruitment notice of the Indian army as violative of Article 14 (Right to Equality) of the Indian Constitution. News18 in this explainer dissects the role and emergence of caste factor in Indian army and how it continues to be an integral part of the system, even though it is a relic of the colonial past.