Maharashtra: Caste-based names of localities to be changed
MUMBAI: The Maha Vikas Aghadi go nment in Maharashtra on Wednesday decided to change all caste-based names of settlements, gaothans or slum pockets across the state. So names denoting castes such as Maharwada, Brahmanwada, Mali gulli and Mangwada will be scrapped and be replaced with names like Samata Nagar, Bhim Nagar and Kranti Nagar.
孟买：周三，马哈拉施特拉邦政府决定更改全邦所有根据种姓命名的定居点、gaothans或贫民窟的名称。因此，诸如Maharwada、Brahmanwada、Mali gulli和Mangwada等代表种姓的名称将被废弃，取而代之的是Samata Nagar、Bhim Nagar和Kranti Nagar。
The state cabinet on Wednesday approved the proposal in this regard moved by the social justice department.
Minister for social justice Dhananjay Munde said that since caste-based names of residential settlements did not suit a progressive state like Maharashtra, “it has been decided to change the names in order to create social harmony and enhance the feeling of national unity.” The changes will be applicable not only in the state’s rural pockets but in slum pockets in Mumbai and other urban areas too, Munde said, adding that NCP chief Sharad Pawar had also expressed his displeasure over caste-based names.
社会正义部部长Dhananjay Munde说，根据种姓命名的居住区名称不适合马哈拉施特拉邦这样进步的邦，“为了创造社会和谐，增强民族团结感，决定更改名称。” Munde说，更改不仅适用于该邦的农村地区，也适用于孟买的贫民窟和其他城市地区。他还说，国大党领导沙拉德•帕瓦尔也表达了对基于种姓命名的不满。
The decision will be implemented by the urban development department in urban areas and by the rural development department in villages. A go nment resolution (GR) in this regard will be issued soon, an official said.
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scrap everything based on caste. including reservations ! only scrapping names will not achieve anything...
First Brahmin need to get married to lower caste to show Brahmin don't distinguish in order to scrap reservation
This is like pushing dust under the carpet. Remove caste based reservation in education and jobs, keep only economic based criteria. Then that is real change. Otherwise simply eye-wash.
Gouri Shankar Manda
think of scrapping caste based reservations too..
Grt decision..caste should b finished in india
Excellent initiative by the Govt. Caste is biggest divider in Hindus
What a wonderful move .... Kudos to MVA Govt.
Fantastic decision by Maharashtra Gov...step towards United India..... should be done across India....
Have guts then scrap reservations too. Let it be open competition.
Cheap gimmick. Have guts to change caste based reservation . Dare you?
good ... after renaming, Covid will disappear from these localities.
Great work by Maharashtra go nment
When nothing worthwhile exist to showcase such gimmics are played. This is neither likely to impart any development nor change mindset.
Sounds good. We do not need caste-based discrimination in this country. And this is the perfect way for ending the discrimination
Good move...although it is a small step, it will surely b a feel good factor among those people who stay there.
What good is caste?
Om Nama Shivaya
Only changing the names will not help. Stop caste based reservation also.
Seriously was it required??
Great move. Should be done on a national level.
Nice. This would improve our life.