ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Lynchings in Bihar: Reassertion of Dominant Castes

The recent lynching of so-called thieves in Bihar is in reality the killing of dalits by the dominant castes, who find themselves sidelined by the present state government and want to reassert themselves. There is no organised protest because unlike in other parts of the country, dalits here have never had a strong political organisation of their own.

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