Ashis Nandy apologises for remarks against Dalits, faces jail - FIR filed against Ashis Nandy after furore over remarks on OBCs, SCs, STs: Sociologist and political psychologist Ashis Nandy kicked up a storm at the Jaipur Literature Festival on Saturday when he claimed Dalits and other backward castes are responsible for corruption in the country. Nandy is now facing up to 10 years imprisonment for his controversial remarks, after an FIR was filed against him under the SC/ST Act.