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According to the 1991 census, there were 138 million Scheduled Caste members in India, approximately 16 percent of the total population.The first four apparently existed in the ancient Aryan society of northern India.
They are also often called by Mohandas Karamchand (Mahatma) Gandhi's term Harijans, or "Children of God." Although the term appears in literature produced by these low-ranking castes, in the 1990s, many politically conscious members of these groups prefer to refer to themselves as Dalit (see Glossary), a Hindi word meaning oppressed or downtrodden.Numerous groups usually called tribes (often referred to as Scheduled Tribes) are also integrated into the caste system to varying degrees.Some tribes live separately from others--particularly in the far northeast and in the forested center of the country, where tribes are more like ethnic groups than castes.Some tribes are themselves divided into groups similar to subcastes.In regions where members of tribes live in peasant villages with nontribal peoples, they are usually considered members of separate castes ranking low on the hierarchical scale.While Mr Trump intended to attend the summit, a government shutdown that has summoned politicians back to Capitol Hill has thrown that plan into uncertainty.
Cabinet members delayed their departure on Monday, and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the President’s plans for Davos would cement “as the day goes on and as we see how the next couple of hours go”.
Although some educated Indians tell non-Indians that caste has been abolished or that "no one pays attention to caste anymore," such statements do not reflect reality.
Caste has undergone significant change since independence, but it still involves hundreds of millions of people.
Left-wing groups had sought permission to protest outside the annual conclave of world powerbrokers, which will be guarded by thousands of Swiss troops.
Tamara Funiciello of Switzerland’s Young Socialists called the government’s denial of protests “scandalous,” telling the AP it was “a way of hiding behind the power of global elites”.
Inequalities among castes are considered by the Hindu faithful to be part of the divinely ordained natural order and are expressed in terms of purity and pollution.