Caste determined by birth, cannot be changed by marriage, Supreme Court [Read judgment]

Bar & Bench January 20 2018

Supreme Court has reiterated that caste of a person is determined by birth and it cannot be changed by marriage.

A Bench of Justices Arun Mishra and M Shantanagoudar made these observations in a recent judgment in a case relating to the caste of a woman who had been born in a General Caste category.

The appellant, Sunita Singh, who was born in a General caste community married Dr. Veer Singh belonging to a Scheduled Caste community . . .

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