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Dalit, meaning "broken/scattered" in Sanskrit and Hindi, is a term mostly used for the ethnic groups in India that have been kept depressed by subjecting them to untouchability. Dalits were excluded from the four-fold varna system of Hinduism and were seen as forming a fifth varna, also known by the name of Panchama. Dalits now profess various religious beliefs, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Christianity. As per the latest census, they comprise 16% of India's population.

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Rahul Gandhi meets Alwar gang-rape victim

Congress prez Rahul Gandhi on Thursday met a Dalit woman who was allegedly gang-raped in front of her husband in Rajasthan's Alwar district, party sources said. Gandhi was accompanied by CM Ashok..
IndiaTimes - Published

Violence against Dalits see a 35% surge since 2014 in Gujarat

Poor conviction, rising assertion from community factors behind the rise
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India elections 2019: Caste divisions push Dalits to vote [Video]India elections 2019: Caste divisions push Dalits to vote

A caste society divided by social class continues to play a role in India, especially at election time.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:40Published

 

Gujarat govt assures Dalits of action after community's wedding processions halted

Pradeepsinh Jadeja says on Wednesday that the state stood firmly with the Dalits
DNA - Published

Gujarat promises action over blocking of Dalit wedding processions


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Why is CM Vijay Rupani silent about attacks on Dalits, asks Jignesh Mevani

When asked whether he had sought PAAS leader Hardik Patel's support in the Aravalli incident (Patels had blocked the wedding procession), Mevani said such incidents should not require an invitation to..
DNA - Published

Ahead of Rahul’s Alwar visit, Congress says rape victims denied justice in BJP-ruled UP, J&K

Facing flak over allegations that the Congress government in Rajasthan tried to hush up the rape of a Dalit woman, a combative Congress attempted to turn the tables on its saffron opponents and said..
IndiaTimes - Published

Gujarat: Dalit wedding held under police cover

Khemabhai Rathod, the uncle of the groom and a former assistant sub inspector says that on Sunday there was stone pelting by upper caste members
DNA - Published

Rajasthan: Ram Vilas Paswan demands CBI probe into rape case of Dalit woman in Alwar

The Lok Sabha polls in the state are now over. The Lok Janshakti Party chief said in a statement the state government is responsible for such a "condemnable" development.
DNA - Published

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