Situation of Dalits

Unequal citizens, still

Print edition : May 15, 2015

A manual scavenger with her tools on her way to clean dry toilets at Nekpur village near Muradnagar town in Uttar Pradesh. Photo: PRAKASH SINGH/AFP

Mahadalit families leaving Pura village in Gaya district fearing threat from upper-caste strongmen on September 25, 2014. Photo: By Special Arrangement

The baskets used for scavenging set on fire before the start of the Maila Mukti Yatra demanding eradication of manual scavenging, in Bhopalon November 30, 2012. Photo: A.M. FARUQUI

Relli Veedi in Visakhapatnam. There are four such streets, inhabited by the Relli community, close to the business locality of the city Photo: KUNAL SHANKAR

Dodda Yellamma, a senior citizen of Gandhinagar, a Dakkaliga settlement in Chikkanayakanahalli in Tumkur district of Karnataka. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

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