What is caste system

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A caste system is the division of society into distinct social classes which usually feature a hierarchical arrangement. Also a caste system is the division of society into distinct social classes which usually feature a hierarchical arrangement. These social groups are known as castes. Economic status, lifestyle, occupation and education levels are some of the factors used in the stratification of society into castes. The caste system originated from India where it has been used for thousands of years. Many critics argue that the caste system has no place in modern society and term the system as a backward tradition which should be eliminated. Countries, where the system is still practiced, include India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Pakistan. These countries have instituted laws which have detrimental effects in the society which range from social exclusion and discrimination to rapes and murders. 
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