India, July 11 -- Almost six years since the commissioning of the "Socio-Economic and Education Survey", better known as caste-census, by the Siddaramaiah-led Congress government in 2015, a section of leaders from some of the most marginalised groups in Karnataka are attempting to take the legal route to get chief minister BS Yediyurappa to release the findings, HT has learned.

With just two years to go before assembly elections in 2023, making the report public is likely to have a significant impact on the complex caste equations in a state where dominant communities like Lingayats and Vokkaligas have ruled the narrative.

The newly formed Athi Hindulida Jagruti Vedike (Kannada for extreme backward classes awareness forum) has now appro...