Dalit

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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Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani also joined the protest with the family, refusing to accept the body of the deceased
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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...
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Poor conviction, rising assertion from community factors behind the rise
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Pradeepsinh Jadeja says on Wednesday that the state stood firmly with the Dalits
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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..
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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..
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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
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