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

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Multipurpose Cyclone Shelters and Caste Discrimination

Dalits, who tried to seek shelter from the approaching Cyclone Fani in Odisha, faced humiliation and discrimination. While they were prevented from seeking protection during earlier natural disasters too, this time, young Dalits have been vocal about the injustice.

Caste continues to dominate all social relationships in “developing” Odisha. Even the severe cyclones that keep hitting the state’s coast repeatedly do not bring any respite for the victims of caste discrimination and untouchability. The multipurpose cyclone shelters stand as silent testimonies to this.

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Updated On : 27th May, 2019
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