Print edition : May 16, 2014

At a well in Natwargadh village in Gujarat during a drought, a file picture. In 29 per cent of the villages surveyed, Dalits were denied access to common wells or taps. In 71 per cent of the villages, there was no water tap in the Dalit localities. Photo: AFP

Martin Macwan of Navsarjan, who led the study. Photo: SAM PANTHAKY/AFP

A study on untouchability practices in 1,589 villages in Gujarat provides critical data for the Dalit movement to shape its interventions at the national and international levels.
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