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No plans to write caste of children in birth certificate, says govt

No plans to write caste of children in birth certificate, says govt
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There is no proposal to mention the caste of children in birth certificates, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

There is no proposal to mention the caste of children in birth certificates, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.


Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary, however, said entries in birth and death registers are public documents and are admissible as evidence under Section 35 of the Indian Evidence Act 1872.

But, these entries are only conclusive evidence of the fact of birth or death as the case may be.

Chaudhary said other particulars as to which the registering officer concerned can have no personal knowledge or no means of checking cannot be treated as a conclusive evidence, he said.

"There is no proposal to mention the caste of children in birth certificate," he said.
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