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In this undated photo, is seen Trivendra Kumar Gautam in Lakhimpur Kheri district. The Dalit officer has committed suicide alleging humiliation and mental harassment by a village head.

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A huge gathering of Muslim community members during a rally demanding for a minimum of 'one family, one job' for all Dalits, Muslims, tribals and other backward classes, in Kolkata.

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Couples from a Dalit community perform rituals at a mass marriage ceremony, in Ajmer.

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MP Savitribai Phule, who recently resigned from BJP, during a rally in Lucknow.

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Thousands of farmers and tribals participate in a two-day protest march from Thane to Mumbai demanding compensation for drought and transfer of forest rights to tribals, eight months after a similar protest that started from Nashik, in Thane.

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Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad addresses a public rally at Gandhi Maidan in Patna.

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Bhim Army leader Chandrashekhar Azad

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Mirchpur Dalit members sit inside a secured camp located at a farmhouse, in Hisar

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Bezwada Wilson

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Satish Prakash is a Dalit rights ­activist and an ­associate professor at Meerut College

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Chandrashekhar Azad Ravan

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Bharat bandh on April 2, in Patna

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Una Dalits converting to Buddhism

Police vehicles carrying five Dalit activists from Maharashtra and New Delhi arrested by Pune Police are taken to the court in their alleged Maoist links in the Bheema-Koregaon violence case, in Pune.

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Dalit leader and Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mewani with supporters leaves after paying tribute to Bhimrao Ambedkar, at Deekshabhoomi, in Nagpur.

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A meeting of notable Muslims, Dalits and Jats to cement ties

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The BJP has begun ­holding “progress panchayats” with Dalit and Muslim communities in an attempt to get rid of the anti-Muslim, ­anti-Dalit tag before 2019

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(From left) Anupriya Patel, Keshav Maurya and CM Yogi in Lucknow

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Congress’s Priyank Kharge ­campaigning in his seat, Chittapur

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Praveen Kumar, a non-Dalit, finds the dilution of the Atrocities Act satisfying—for a personal reason too

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Amaresh Kumar’s mother Ruby (in white) in Gadhia village. The Dalit died when a police bullet hit him at a Muzaffarnagar rally.

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Jodhpur on March 5

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Dalit activist Jignesh Mevani raises slogans during a protest against the death of Dalits during Monday's 'Bharat Bandh', in Bengaluru.

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Dalits protest at Connaught Place, New Delhi

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Social activists during a protest rally against violence on dalits, in Kolkata.

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Members of Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe participate in a march to protest against Supreme Court's ruling on SC/ ST Act and arrest of their senior leaders in Monday's incident in Ranchi.

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Smoke billows out of a burning bus during 'Bharat Bandh' call by Dalit organisations against the alleged dilution of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes Act, in Alwar.

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Protestors hurl brickbats as smoke billows out of burning cars during 'Bharat Bandh' against the alleged 'dilution' of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes act, in Muzzaffarnagar.

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Vehicles set on fire by agroup protestors during Bharat bandh call given by Dalit organisations against the alleged dilution of SC/ST act in Meerut.

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Vehicles set on fire by agroup protestors during Bharat bandh call given by Dalit organisations against the alleged dilution of SC/ST act in Meerut.

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Jodhpur Police personnel baton charge protesters during 'Bharat Bandh' against the alleged dilution of SC/ST Act by Supreme court, in Jodhpur.

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Members of Dalit community block a road disrupting traffic movement during 'Bharat Bandh' against the alleged 'dilution' of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes act, in Ahmedabad.

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Hundreds of protesters stop a train during 'Bharat Bandh' call by Dalit organisations against the alleged 'dilution' of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes act, in Moradabad.

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Vadgam MLA and Dalit Leader Jignesh Mevani interacts with his community supporters during 'Bharat Bandh' against the alleged 'dilution' of Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes act, in Ahmedabad.

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Members of Dalit community stage a protest during 'Bharat Bandh' against the alleged 'dilution' of Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes act, in New Delhi.

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Members of Dalit community raise slogans during 'Bharat Bandh' against the alleged 'dilution' of Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes act, in New Delhi.

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Vehicles set on fire by a group of protesters during 'Bharat Bandh' call given by Dalit organisations against the 'alleged' dilution of Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes Act, in Meerut.

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Police personnel fire tear gas shells to disperse the protestors during 'Bharat Bandh', call given by Dalit organisations against the alleged dilution of Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes Act, in Ranchi.

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Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) Chief Jitan Ram Manjhi addresses his party workers during 'Bharat Bandh' call by Dalit organisations against the alleged dilution of Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes act, in Patna.

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RJD leader of opposition Tejashwi Yadav with Tej Partap Yadav and other MLA's raise slogans during 'Bharat Bandh' call given by Dalit organisations against the alleged 'dilution' of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes act, in Patna.

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A man walks past a closed shop during 'Bharat Bandh', call given by Dalit organisations against the dilution of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes act, in Amritsar.

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Hundreds of protesters block the railway track during 'Bharat Bandh' call by Dalit organisations against the alleged dilution of Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes Act, in Ghaziabad.

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Members of Dalit community stage a protest during 'Bharat Bandh' call by Dalit organisations against the alleged dilution of Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes Act, in Shimla.

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Bhim Army Sena members stop a train during 'Bharat Bandh' call given by Dalit organisations against the alleged 'dilution' of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes act, in Patna.

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People stage protest during 'Bharat Bandh' against the dilution of provisions of the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act by Supreme court, in Amritsar.

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Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) activists stop a train at Rajendra Nagar Terminal during 'Bharat Bandh' against the dilution of provisions for the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Act, in Patna.

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Members of Dalit community and Bhim Sena stage a protest during 'Bharat Bandh' against the alleged 'dilution' of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes Act by Supreme court, in Jodhpur.

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Members of Dalit community stage a protest during 'Bharat Bandh' call by Dalit organisations against the alleged dilution of Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes Act, in Patiala.

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A bike set on fire by a group of protesters during 'Bharat Bandh' call given by Dalit organisations against the alleged dilution of Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes Act, in Ghaziabad.

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Members of Shiv Pratishthan take part in a protest rally demanding the removal of all the allegations against Sambhaji Bhide in Bhima Koregaon violence in Satara

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People participate in 'Elgar March' led by Bharip Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM) President Prakash Ambedkar (unseen), organised to demand arrest of Hindutva leader Sambhaji Bhide for his alleged involvement in the Bhima-Koregaon violence that took place in January this year, in Mumbai

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Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani addresses the media outside Press Club in New Delhi.

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Dalit leader and Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani with Kanhaiya Kumar and Shehla Rashid Shora during the 'Youth Hunkar' rally in New Delhi.

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Dalit leader and Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani with Akhil Gogoi (R), RTI activist from Assam during the 'Youth Hunkar' rally in New Delhi.

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Dalit leader and Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani addresses the 'Youth Hunkar' rally in New Delhi.

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Dalit leader and Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani addresses the 'Youth Hunkar' rally in New Delhi.

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Dalit leader and Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani addresses the 'Youth Hunkar' rally in New Delhi.

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Dalit protestors stop a train during thei Rail Roko protest at Ghatkoper station over Bhima Koregaon violence, in Mumbai.

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Protesters burn tyres to block a road during the Maharashtra Bandh as a protest over Bhima Koregaon violence, in Nagpur.

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Dalits take part in a protest rally during Maharashtra Bandh over Bhima Koregaon violence, in Nagpur.

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Dalit protesters burn a bike at Vikroli in Mumbai during a protest over Bhima Koregaon violence.

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Dalit protesters take part in a bike rally on the Eastern Express Highway in Thane, Mumbai after Bhima Koregaon violence.

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A view of deserted roads after Dalits called for Maharashtra Bandh as a protest over Bhima Koregaon violence, in Mumbai.

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Dalit groups protesting at Thane railway station during the Maharashtra Bandh following clashes between two groups in Bhima Koregaon near Pune, in Mumbai.

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Dalits protesting during 'Rail Roko' as part of Maharashtra Bandh at Thane railway station, following clashes between two groups in Bhima Koregaon near Pune, in Mumbai.

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Dalits take part in a protest rally during Maharashtra Bandh called over the Bhima Koregaon violence, in Mumbai.

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Police officials patrolling after Dalits called for Maharashtra Bandh as a protest over Bhima Koregaon violence, in Mumbai.

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Dalit groups protesting at Thane railway station during the Maharashtra Bandh on Wednesday following clashes between two groups in Bhima Koregaon near Pune, in Mumbai.

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Dalit groups protesting at Thane railway station during the Maharashtra Bandh following clashes between two groups in Bhima Koregaon near Pune, in Mumbai.

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Policemen try to control the situation after a violent protest by the Dalits over Bhima Koregaon violence, in Mumbai.

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Policemen accompany the Dalits protestors as they stage a protest against the violence in Bhima Koregaon area of Pune, in Mumbai.

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Newly elected Gujarat MLA and Dalit worker Jignesh Mevani being felicitated during a public meeting in Ahmedabad.

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Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani addresses a press conference at Press Club in New Delhi.

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Prakash Ambedkar, the grandson of B R Ambedkar gives the inaugural speech during the second national conference of Dalit Shoshan Mukti Manch in Madurai.

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BJP National President Amit Shah having lunch with Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das, former Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda and others on completion of 1,000 days of Jharkhand Government, in side the house of a tribal in Ranchi.

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BJP State Unit President B S Yeduyurappa has food with Dalit families at his residence in Bengaluru.

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BJP President Amit Shah with Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje having lunch at Dalit Family during his three day visit in Jaipur.

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BJP President Amit Shah with Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje having lunch at Dalit Family during his three day visit in Jaipur.

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Protesters burn a tyre to block a road during a protest rally against the alleged rape of four tribal girls at Raiganj in North Dinajpur ditrict of West Bengal.

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For all the tension, inter-faith amity exists on ground

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari

Police using water cannon to disperse members of Dalit community during their protest at the Jantar Mantar, after they raised their voice against the caste-based violence in Saharanpur, in New Delhi.

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Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines Piyush Goyal offers food to a kid while having his meal at the house of dalit family at Bommanhalli, in Bengaluru.

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Dalits at the May 21 Bheem Sena rally on Jantar Mantar

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Bheem Army founder Chandrashekhar Azad in New Delhi

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People from dalit community hold a protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

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People from dalit community hold a protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

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People from dalit community hold a protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

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Dalit Shoshan Mukti Manch protests at Jantar Mantar against the attack on dalits in Saharanpur, in New Delhi.

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This jumbo concert in 2012 made it to the Limca Book of Records

Dr B.R. Ambedkar

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Dalit activist Jignesh along with supporters stop a train at Ahmedabad Railway Station, in Ahmedabad.

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The 1968 Kilvenmani killings stand as reminders.

Powerful middle castes have always been brutal in their social assertion. The 1997 anti-Dalit ­violence in Karisalkulam

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Ambedkar with Dalit women, ahead of the 1942 Nagpur national convention of Dalits

Police detain people of Dalit community after they blocked the traffic during a protest, in Ahmedabad.

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Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress party general secretary C.P. Joshi, senior Congress leader Shakil Ahmad and Bihar state Congress president Ashok Choudhary release a book titled “Prarabdh” during the Dalit Alpsankhyak (Schedule castes and minorities) conference, in Patna.

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