Caste census will shake up the govt: Kashyap organisation holds conferences ahead of UP elections

12 December, 2021

Political parties are reaching out to the Kashyap community, categorised as OBCs in Uttar Pradesh, ahead of the 2022 state elections.

While there is no official figure about the number of Kashyaps in Uttar Pradesh, according to a 2001 report by a social-justice committee constituted by the state government, about twenty-five lakh members of the “Kahar/Kashyap” caste reside in the state.

This year, a social organisation named Kashyap Ekta Kranti Mission has been holding conferences in the state for the community. The organisation has urged the attendees to vote en bloc in the 2022 state elections for a party that pays heed to their long-standing demand to increase the reservations granted to them.

In late September, The Caravan attended one such conference, which was attended by about 2,000 to 3,000 people.