Civil Procedure Code (CPC)

Is changin caste & surname legal in india.

Respected Lawyers.

Is it legal to change surname & caste in India ?

Someone who was having OBC surname earlier chnaged his surname to SC/ST caste later in 80s or 90s. Now this guy has charges me & my neighbour with Fake Atrocity to take revenge & blackmail us for the money. I have got a birth certificate of him in which his mother's surname is old (OBC) issued by local municipal hospital in 1989 & all other documents have new surname (SC/ST) issue after 2001.

Can this be a strong point for us while defending the case in session court? Please advise.


Dear OmPrakash Sir,

Thanks for your reply. 

Yes his later surname/caaste is in the govt. notified list of SC/ST ammended as on 1989. But the earlier surname was Patel which I think belong to OBC caste (alos know as Koli caste) in Maharashtra & Gujrat (I did some research on google). Patel is a Gujrati surname & it belongs to OBC & recently there was a morcha by patidar samaj in Gurjrat led by Hardik Patel to bring Patels in SC caste to entitle reservervations & other benefits. This is all what I know.

Request yout opinion on this.


OK got the point sir, thanks a lot for clarification.




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