Q. The term ‘Pasmanda’ was seen in the news recently. It refers to –

[A] A type of plant found in the mangrove forest.

[B] Backward Muslims

[C] The socio-religious movement of South India

[D] Biography of Lala Lajpat Rai

Answer: B

Pasmanda is a Persian word that means the ‘ones left behind’. The word is used to describe the depressed classes among Muslims who have been deliberately or consciously excluded from the fruits of power and privilege.

Source: The Indian Express