Is corruption among OBCs, SCs, and STs a reflection of corruption in upper castes?
At the just-concluded Jaipur Literary Festival, political psychologist Ashis Nandy said that 'most of the corrupt come from the OBCs, the scheduled castes and now increasingly the scheduled tribes.' Some say it was a bad statement with good intention. Others say that the media put pressure on Nandy to apologize, and he now faces a court case. Was the esteemed intellectual right in pointing out that there is corruption among lower castes, and that upper castes are also to blamed for this trend?