Oh no! At the Jaipur Literature Festival, somebody said something hurtful about low-caste people, the disadvantaged groups. A sociologist, Ashis Nandy, said that most corrupt people come from “scheduled tribes,” “scheduled castes,” and “other backward classes.”
I don’t know if the statement is true. But even if it is true, this is not something that should be widely known. This type of statement is offensive, and Indians (especially the low castes and classes) do not like statements that cause offense. The police get involved.
Of course, Mr Nandy had to “clarify” his remarks. He meant that they just get caught more often.
This is similar to what happens in the United States when someone says something improper about a disadvantaged race or ethnic group. The police in the US generally do not get involved when someone says something racist, but the media will demand a “clarification” and an apology.