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A peaceful protest by Dalits is met with state aggression. The police used lathis, tear gas and bullets on the unarmed crowd. 6 Dalits were killed and over 30 injured. Not a single culprit has been brought to justice. Sign ...
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The other castes from the village have illegally occupied Dalit crematoriums. The body of a recently deceased young Dalit boy had to be buried in mud by the side of the road. Caste barriers are alive, even in death. End ...
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Barbers refuse to service Dalits for fear of being ‘polluted’. Prosecute Untouchability. Sign the Petition.
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In 2011, when Dalit youths of a village decided to participate in the festivities at a local Shiva temple, they were barred from entering the premises. The youths called on the police for intervention. When presented with a chance to ...
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Most midwives in India belong to the Dalit community. Once the child is born however, the touch of a midwife is deemed unacceptable to the mother and child. Celebrations of the birth continue without her participation. At most, she is ...
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Even the smallest of villages are laid out along caste lines and the Dalit community is confined to its own ghetto, which in all probability will be the filthiest part of the village. Very little of the prosperity and development ...
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Sanitation workers make a demand for basic safety equipment as they enter stagnant pools of waste. The caste system in India prescribes that all menial and filthy jobs be done by the ‘lowest’ caste. In continuation of this ‘tradition’, sanitation ...
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via IndiaUnheard When the villagers saw a Dalit laborer drinking from a pot filled by a woman belonging to another caste, they snatched the pot away from him and emptied it onto the ground. The water was wasted. Nobody’s thirst ...

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