‘Mission Dalit’ gone awry

Print edition : September 02, 2016

In Ahmedabad on July 31, Dalits gather to protest against the attack on Dalit youths in Una on July 11 for skinning a dead cow. Later, Dalit and other organisations came together and organised a march to Una, which began from Ahmedabad on August 5 and was to cover a distance of 370 km by August 15. Photo: Vijay Soneji

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying tributes after laying the foundation for a B.R. Ambedkar national memorial and delivering the Dr. Ambedkar Memorial Lecture, at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on March 21. Photo: R.V. Moorthy

Attacks on Dalits in several parts of the country by vigilante gau rakshaks spoil the BJP’s carefully crafted plan to retain Dalit support for the forthcoming Assembly elections in key States.

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