Maharashtra To Change Caste-Based Names Of Localities: Report

Names such as Mahar-wada, Bouddh-wada, Mang-wada, Dhor-vasti, Brahman-wada, Mali-galli are commonplace but they are unbecoming in a progressive state like Maharashtra, said a statement issued by the Chief Minister’s Office.

Maharashtra To Change Caste-Based Names Of Localities: Report

The decision to rename localities was taken to maintain social harmony, officials say (Representational)25Mumbai: 

Caste-based names of localities in the state will be changed, the Maharashtra government has announced.

The decision was taken during the cabinet meeting, said a statement issued by the Chief Minister’s Office.

Names such as Mahar-wada, Bouddh-wada, Mang-wada, Dhor-vasti, Brahman-wada, Mali-galli are commonplace but they are unbecoming in a progressive state like Maharashtra, it said.

Such names generally indicate that members of a particular community live in the area.

The decision to rename these localities was taken to maintain social harmony and national unity, the CMO statement said.

Earlier, the state government had renamed the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Dalit Mitra Puraskar (award) as Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Samajbhushan Puraskar.

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