February 22, 2020
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Amid Dikkuphobia

Amid Dikkuphobia
Angry torchlight marches, bandhs, widespread violence and deaths in police firing—Jharkhand is on the boil. And the BJP-led state government is unable to control the upsurge. The "police atrocities" have led to protests with Sibu Soren and other JMM activists being arrested for instigating agitations, even while buses were set on fire. The battlelines are clearly drawn between the state government and the pro-domicile tribal organisations, which are opposing the recruitment of 10,000 teachers because they are "dikkus" (outsiders), without a domicile status in Jharkhand.
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