Ganga of Wasseypur actress Richa Chaddha illustrated how deeply the caste system has penetrated the Indian society through citing an example of a matrimonial advertisement in an English newspaper .
The majority of the ads focused on the fact that they were looking for a prospective groom or bride from a particular community. Some ads also said that they wanted someone who was “fair”, and “homely” or an “innocent divorcee”. It was also mentioned by the actor that most o f the ads were from cities.. She explained that the caste does not exist is common only when it does not affect a person directly.
Many followers on twitter came out in support of Chadha with one saying that people do not realise the caste privilege. While said that these matrimonial ads also have religious divisions too. Richa replied that the system is not exclusive to the Hindu religion.
While, someone pointed out that the newspaper used by Richa was a decade old but many came up with sharing more recent papers that had similar ads. Richa herself shared a report by VICE News from August 2020 which stated that the Dalit Indians working at US Tech companies had admitted to trying to hide their identities in order to evade any caste-based discrimination.