India is an independent country and a Republic with a solid Constitution and one of the world's best functional representative democracies. Our day to day life is subject to the rule of Law, and we have a very good judiciary and legal system which guarantees and calls for equality in every basic aspect of life as a citizen and human being residing in this country.
Manusmriti is neither a part of our constitution nor part of any law existing in this country. It is just an archival book which was probably followed in some old times many thousand years. As such it should be treated as an archival item and to be treated as such.
Otherwise we have to ban or burn all history books and other books which were written in Mughal times, the Ghazni and Ghori times, the British times etc. There are books and history mentioning how Indians were treated or had to be treated during the Muslim, British and other foreign invaders times. There are many movies which glorify the cruel foreign invaders and British Raj. All those should be banned.
There are some political parties even in our present parliament and legislatures who supported the British, against our own Independence movement. They should also be banned.
When there are no strong issues to be taken up, some parties who have no value in the present world try many tricks for their existence. As most people ignore and a small fraction out of ignorance or own their own interest give publicity to these kinds of divisive talks. The main culprits are the TV channels and the social media who simply rake it up and keep floating for their TRPs and hit rates. These are just for publicity stake and escape from redundancy and to stay afloat for their own interests. Though the British have gone, the divisive, exploiters are still scene in our country.
It is actually a non-issue,which someone uses time and again to deceive people by'flogging a dead horse.'
(Following additional note may be an answer to your other thread which is locked to avoid multiple threads on same subject. Manusmriti is a very every ancient text on how people should live and prescribes many things and norms to be followed by people, rulers and enforcement of order and punishments. It is something of a gone era many thousands of years. There is just one verse which is nowadays misquoted and quoted as a separate dictum quoted out of real context. Let me try to explain by citing more current examples.
There are many celebrities who are given X,Y,Z, A,B,C (or any such named)category security protection. Will a celebrity or VIP who is having a Z category security be allowed to interact with a person in a gathering or mass meeting ? No. even if the VIP wants and tries, he/she will be enveloped by the security guards. Is it considered as denial of freedom? It is for the benefit of the concerned VIP or key person. Even at very high cost in our country there are many hundreds of such persons. There are occasions when the concerned VIPs or their supporters made big issue when such protection was withdrawn or reduced.
What Manu smriti says in the misinterpreted and misquoted verse is: A woman/female is under protection and care by father,brother in childhood, husband in her youth and by her children in her old age. Hence the woman does not need have her own separate independence. This just akin to the high category security protection for our 'popular' VIPs and celebrities. While the present VIPs including political leaders clamour for many levels of security cover enveloping them, when the same was given to women in old times the same is misquoted and misrepresented now for vested interests. Anyway, Manusmriti is not applicable to our country which has its own Constitution and La with universal equality and freedom. Hence the debate is. It is also like small children touching a skeleton in a museum and becoming scared of it and having bad dreams in the night)