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A Call For A Dalit Revolution [ed]

Exchange occupations to topple caste structures in society. Let the religious institutions and other spaces of power be overtaken by those usually at the receiving end. Let the “humiliating” jobs be taken by the Brahmins and other allied castes. This experience will help drive in an understanding of the brunt of being in a caste Hindu society.
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3 Reasons Why PM Modi’s Rhetoric Won’t Cut Ice With Dalits

Had Mr. Modi said something like, "If you target or attack Dalits, You will not be spared and you will be punished," it would shown more conviction. Instead, the PM chose the melodramatic route of asking the perpetrators to kill him before targeting Dalits. Even with gau rakshaks he “urged” the state government to create a dossier on them rather than commanding them to take strong action.
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Why We Need To Depoliticize The Dalit Cause

In the name of social justice, opinionated reportage and columns are building up a case against the government in power at the Centre. Let us try and understand the Dalit problem from a dispassionate perspective instead. A perspective that transcends vilification and vindications, and one which is based on sound data and logical arguments.
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Why Dalits Can Rely Only On Themselves To End The Cycle Of Oppression

In the past few weeks, there have been few “newsworthy” incidents of violence against Dalits. But for those familiar with the systematic oppression of Dalits across the country, these instances might not be as “shocking” as they might seem to the consumers of mainstream media. What is different, though, is that these recent incidents have sparked outrage and started a new wave of protests across the country, especially in Gujarat.