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The Most Powerful Weapon Of The Gujarat Dalit Revolt

Some 20km from Gandhinagar, two men stand in an old hall full of women. Utter seriousness prevails in the room and you can see the resolve in the eyes of the women. The men start reading a pledge while stretching their right arm out and the ladies follow suit. “Neither I nor any family member will lift any dead carcasses hereafter.” The pledge ends with Jai Bhim, a salutation to Dr. Ambedkar. Dalit volunteers shared a video of this pledge on Facebook and YouTube on 24 July…