Marginalized communities in the south Asian caste system

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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Arrested two people identified as Mahendra and Harsh in connection with the case, Ramesh Patel, whom the boy had claimed was one of those behind the attack, is..
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He identified one of them as Ramesh Patel, a conductor with Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation
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