India’s Dalits protest against plan to develop common land

People belonging to the Dalit community take part in a nationwide strike called by several Dalit organisations, in Kasba Bonli, Rajasthan, India, April 2, 2018. Picture taken April 2, 2018. REUTERS/Krishna N. Das - RC14DF7EB2C0

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Protests have flared in the Indian state of Punjab over a government plan to use common land for industrial development, a move that activists and analysts said on Friday would deny lower-caste Dalits their land rights. The state government last month approved a proposal to amend a 1964 law to […]

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