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Efforts for castelessness
Atheist Centre is in the
forefront of promoting intercaste and casteless marriages. More than five
hundred such marriages took place at the Centre and other parts of the State.
Members of Atheist Centre placed an example before others by marrying casteless
and breaking the barriers of untouchability. It is the example that inspires
others in the efforts for social equality. In addition to the casteless
marriages, it also organises social mixipot programmes where food is
cooked in different homes, but eaten together transcending the barriers of
caste. It organises gatherings of the Inter-caste and casteless couple
and honours them. It also encourages marriages under the Special Marriage Act,
which is a secular method without reference to caste and religion.
Inter-religion marriages between Hindu-Muslim, Hindu-Christian, Hindu-Sikh is held
at the Centre strengthening secular values.