Caste has been so discredited and so heavily politicised that you shouldn’t be talking of how caste is influencing politics, but how politics is influencing caste. But caste does resist Hindutva. That is why Hindutva-wallahs are against caste also. But a wider vision, an alternative vision, will come through sects and diversified belief systems.
ஸ்ரீராமதாஸ் மகாலிங்கம் That their santhathi would suffer is a big deterrent in stopping people doing things that may also unlawful. It is a pride to live up to the standards of living for many who have sense of belonging to their tradition. Even today jatis could be shown their right path.