The beginning of the caste system goes back about 3,500 years ago to the arrival of the light-skinned "Aryan" people from central Asia. The Arayas believed
that people must be put in different categories according to skin color and their "Karma." Karma was a believe of the good and evil of each individual life. The more bad things he or she has done in life, the longer it will take to get to the Nirvana. From these believes the caste system was established and put into practice. There were four different groups to the cast system which were the Brahmin, the Kshatriya, the Vaishaya, the Shudra. The Brahmin are the highest in the caste system and they were the priest. They were very sacred and to symbolized their importance they wore a white rope and had a special haircut. They must not be touched by other members of other castes. The second group was known as the Kshatriya, they were warriors and kings. One special thing about them was that they were the only group that was privileged to eat meat and drink alcohol. The Vaishaya were the third caste and most of them were merchants and landowners. The Shudra are the fourth caste, they were workers and carpenters so they worked for the others. Finally there were the the Untouchables which were a group so low that they were outside of the caste system. The Untouchables were known as the "outsiders." The Arayas believed that the Untouchables must have an underprivileged position mostly because they were dark skinned native people. They were treated with much discrimination and were treated harsh by the other people in the caste system.
The Untouchables were forced to obey laws. The Constitution provided an enforceble guarantee in Article 15(2):
"No citizen shall on grounds only jof religion, race, caste, sex, place of birth or any of them, be subject to any disability, liability restrictior or condition... [continues]
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