Flaunting your caste on your cars as sticker could get you in legal trouble. As reported by Live Hindustan, such vehicles which flaunt caste identity on their cars may be seized if rules are framed. A Maharashtra-based teacher, Harshal Prabhu had reportedly written to PMO wherein he had expressed concerns of increase in casteism by such flaunting of caste on cars.
A lot of vehicles like cars, bikes, tractors and even e-rickshaws show off the caste of the owners like “Jaat”, “Rajput”, “Yadav”, “Mughal”, “Qureshi” etc. Prabhu drew PMO’s attention towards this and said that this destroys the social fabric of our country. This is also against the law, he wrote.
He added how India is still susceptible to caste-based crimes and such flaunting of caste should be banned.
As per the report, upon receiving the complaint, the PMO sent the letter to the Transport Department and asked to do the needful.
Uttar Pradesh transport department has been advised to do the needful as per the rules regarding number plates and stickers on cars.
In June 2019, over 1400 vehicles were penalised for name and caste on number plates amongst others in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.