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Watch: The Problem With Upper Caste Media And Diaspora

In conversation with Kiruba Munusamy on why caste matters


In September, four upper caste Thakur men raped a 19-year-old Dalit girl in Hathras, India. Two weeks later, she died in a hospital and her body was forcefully cremated by the police with no family members present. Despite the heinous crime, the caste angle has been largely dismissed leading to protests.

Why is it that a country that exercises caste in its own households on a daily basis suddenly finds it “divisive” when the Dalit community outrages against caste violence? Why is it that the diaspora understands Black Lives Matter movement but is silent on atrocities against Dalits?

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