Dalits


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Dalits:

see HarijansHarijans
[children of God], in India, individuals who are at the bottom of or outside the Hindu caste system. They were traditionally sweepers, washers of clothes, leatherworkers, and those whose occupation it was to kill animals.
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May 5, 2017: Mob attacks Dalits in Shabbipur village, Uttar Pradesh.
A crime is committed against Dalits every 15 minutes or so, and Dalit women remain the main targets of gang rapes in India's villages and towns.
05 (ANI): Dalit leader and Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani on Friday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to speak up on dalit targeting.
On May 5, 2017, a mob from the Thakur community allegedly burned and ransacked 25 houses belonging to Dalits and injured 15 members from the community, in Saharanpur.
The underlining assumption here is that Dalits are not Hindus," Alok Kumar, RSS's sah-sanghchalak (second in command in Delhi prant), told MAIL TODAY.
Though Tamil Nadu has the maximum number of dalit entrepreneurs in the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) category, most of them face problems in getting credit when they disclose their castes, Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry chairman Milind Kamble said.
There are a number of important reasons to consider the agricultural, material life of Dalits for theological purposes.
At every juncture of the ethnographic representational process she testifies to the social injustices endured by Dalits, portraying not only the how, but also the why behind Christian Dalit identification.
There are about 170 million Dalits in India, or about 17 percent of the total population; additionally, there are tens of millions of Dalits in other South Asian countries.
The Dalits often do not have access to proper housing, healthcare and other public services.
His revoultionary ideas imbued Dalits with self respect, and this awarerness of their own condition became the main dominant of their literary narratives.
Sanjay Jadhav, his wife Jayashree and their teenage son Sunil were found chopped up and thrown into nearby wells in late October, drawing shivers from some of their fellow Dalits -- those formerly known as "untouchables" in India's rigid caste hierarchy.