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, Christianity and various folk religions. The 2011 Census of India recorded their numbers at over 200 million people, representing 16 percent of India's population.

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The court also declared the marriage of Sakshi and Ajitesh, a Dalit, to be legal
Credit: DNA - Published 6 hours ago

Ajitesh, the Dalit husband of BJP MLA Rajesh Mishraโ€™s daughter Sakshi, was thrashed by some unidentified men in black robes in the corridors of HC. The..
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Sakshi in the viral video had alleged that her father Pappu Bhartaul was opposed to her marriage to a Dalit youth and set goons after them.
Credit: DNA - Published 2 days ago

The BJP legislator, however, rejected the allegations and asserted that he respects the decision taken by his daughter
Credit: DNA - Published 4 days ago

Mevani said the threats were made to his old phone number, which is currently being used by his personal assistant, Satish Vansola.
Credit: DNA - Published 4 days ago

Several people took to Twitter to spread the video around, calling the attention of the police to this pressing issue of the alleged threat to her life.
Credit: DNA - Published 5 days ago

While govt promises support, MLA Mevani says Dalits' life in grave danger
Credit: DNA - Published 5 days ago

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