ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Beware the Dalit Fury

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This is with reference to the article, “Everyday Dalit Experiences of Living and the Denials” by Sitaram Kumbhar (EPW, 27 August 2016). The country is marching from feudalism to postmodernism, yet the practice of untouchability, like poison, is slowly eating into the very vitals of Indian culture.

According to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on the Prevention of Atrocities against Scheduled Castes, 2010, a crime is committed against a Dalit every 18 minutes. It goes on to detail the percentages of sexual crimes against Dalit women, the poor state of health of the children, the humiliation in government schools and the denial to water sources in our villages.

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