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POLITICS

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Atrocities Act, Reservation, Brahmins, Congress

What no one talked of after Congress' wins: The party is back to wooing Brahmins, and stoking caste fears

The self-anointed 'saviour of Dalits' raised reservation and the restoration of the Atrocities Act in its recent campaigns.

VARIETY

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Caste system, Hindutva, BJP, Atrocities Act

Boys beaten up for jumping into well, wearing fancy shoes: India’s deep discomfort with ‘uppity’ Dalits

The more we pretend the caste system is on its way out, the more we ensure its entrenchment.

VOICES

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Caste, Atrocities Act, Dalits, Bharat Bandh

The only way India can progress is by giving up caste

There should be a way to file government forms without mentioning caste identity.

VARIETY

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Supreme Court, Atrocities Act, Dalits, Bharat Bandh

Centre’s role in changes to SC/ST Atrocities Act: Are BJP ministers misleading, or ignorant?

Rajnath Singh and Ravi Shankar Prasad say the government was not a party to the judgment. Court says otherwise.

VARIETY

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Supreme Court, Atrocities Act, Dalits, Bharat Bandh

Bharat bandh: How discussions over violence eclipsed protests’ cause

Instead of debating Dalits’ issues, government and Opposition were busy mudslinging.

VARIETY

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Supreme Court, Atrocities Act, Dalits, Bharat Bandh

Bharat bandh claims several lives: How the govt allowed Dalit anger to fester

The changes to the Atrocities Act by the Supreme Court were merely the last straw.