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A large number of people stage a protest against the alledged murder of a 17-year-old Dalit girl, who was found dead at a field at Akrabad, in Aligarh.

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Locals stage a protest after bodies of two minor Dalit girls were found in a field and another in critical condition, near Baburaha village in Unnao district.

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CBI officials arrive to investigate the case of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who died after being allegedly gang-raped, in Hathras.

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CBI officials arrive to investigate the case of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who died after being allegedly gang-raped, in Hathras.

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Police stand guard as members of various civil society organisations protest demanding justice to Hathras alleged gang-rape victim, in Thane.

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A man holds her daughter during a protest march by workers of Bathinda Social Group demanding justice for Hathras victim, in Bathinda.

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Members of National Scheduled Castes Alliance and Sant Samaj Sangharsh Committee during a protest over the Post Matric Scholarship scam and demanding justice for a Dalit woman who died after being allegedly gang-raped in Hathras (UP), in Patiala.

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Women Wing of TMC participates in a rally to protest over the death of Hathras victim, in Kolkata.

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Activists take part in a protest march demanding justice for the 19-year-old Dalit woman, who died after four men allegedly gang-raped and assaulted her last month, in Jalandhar.

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Activists hold placards during a protest demanding justice for the 19-year-old Dalit woman, who died after four men allegedly gang-raped and assaulted her last month, at Ambedkar Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam women's wing Secretary Kanimozhi along with party workers holds a candle during a protest march over the death of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who was allegedly gang-raped in Hathras, in Chennai.

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Students during a protest rally over the death of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who was allegedly gang-raped two weeks ago in Hathras (UP), in Kolkata.

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Citizen Forum activists hold placards and banners during a protest march over the death of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who was allegedly gang-raped in Hathras, in Amritsar.

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Police personnel try to stop Congress workers while they were on their way to Mahatma Gandhi statue during a protest over the death of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who was allegedly gang-raped two weeks ago in Hathras (UP), in Gurugram.

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Congress supporters being detained by police during a protest over the death of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who was allegedly gang-raped in Hathras (UP), in Surat.

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Dalit leader Udit Raj with party workers during their Delhi to Hathras Nyay March demanding justice for the 19-year-old Dalit woman, who died after being allegedly gang raped, in New Delhi.

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Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (JPCC) senior leaders and supporters stage a protest over alleged gangrape and murder of a 19-year-old Dalit woman, in Ranchi.

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Police personnel baton charge on Samajwadi Party workers during their visit to meet the family members of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who was allegedly gang-raped two weeks ago, in Hathras.

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Police personnel try to stop RLD and Samajwadi Party workers during their visit to meet the family members of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who was allegedly gang-raped two weeks ago, in Hathras.

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Police personnel baton charge on RLD leader Jayant Chaudhary and party workers during their visit to Hathras to meet the family members of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who was allegedly gang-raped two weeks ago.

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Lawyers during a silent protest against the death of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who was allegedly gang-raped in Hathras (UP), in Mumbai.

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Protestors hold placards during a protest condemning the alleged gang rape and killing of a Dalit woman, in Bengaluru. Protestors have been demanding the dismissal of the government of the northern Indian state where the 19-year-old woman from the country's lowest caste was allegedly gang raped and later died in a hospital.

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Bhim Army President Chandrashekhar Azad along with party workers on his way to meet the family members of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who died after being allegedly gang-raped two weeks ago, at Sasni road in Hathras.

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Congress party workers stage a protest, demanding the transfer of Hathras district Magistrate Praveen Kumar Laxkar after a 19-year-old Dalit woman died after being allegedly gang-raped, Lucknow.

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Activists light candles during a protest against the death of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who was allegedly gang-raped in UP's Hathras, in Bhopal.

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Social activists stage " Sandle and Candle' march to protest against the Hathras incident, in Bhopal.

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Shiv Sena party youth wing activists hold posters of Uttar Pradesh state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, his eyes covered with a face mask, during a protest condemning the alleged gang rape and killing of a Dalit woman, in Mumbai. Protestors have been demanding the dismissal of the government of the northern Indian state where the 19-year-old woman from the country's lowest caste was allegedly gang raped and later died in a hospital. Dalits, formerly known as “untouchables” and at the bottom of India’s Hindu caste hierarchy, are victims of thousands of attacks each year. According to human rights organizations, Dalit women are particularly vulnerable to caste-based discrimination and sexual violence.

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Madhya Pradesh Mahila Congress activists burn an effigy protesting over the death of a 32-year-old Dalit woman, who was allegedly gang-raped and died by suicide in Narsinghpur district in Bhopal.

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Activists light candles during a protest against the death of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who was allegedly gang-raped in UP's Hathras, in Gurugram.

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Activists of various organizations during a protest against the death of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who was allegedly gang-raped in UP's Hathras, in Kolkata.

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TMC activists hold placards during a protest against the death of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who was allegedly gang-raped in UP's Hathras, in Kolkata.

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Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra offers her condolences to the family members of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who died after being allegedly raped two weeks ago, at Bulgadi village in Hathras.

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Congress leaders Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Rahul Gandhi meet the family members of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who died after being allegedly raped two weeks ago, at Bulgadi village in Hathras.

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Congress leaders Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Rahul Gandhi meet the family members of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who died after being allegedly raped two weeks ago, at Bulgadi village in Hathras.

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Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra offers her condolences to the family members of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who died after being allegedly raped two weeks ago, at Bulgadi village in Hathras.

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Members of Dalit Sangharsha Samiti (DSS) raise slogans during a protest against recent incidents of violence, in Bengaluru.

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A factory owned and run by Dalits in Gurgaon

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Sachin Bhimsakhare (left) with Sudheer Rajbhar

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Sudheer Rajbhar with workers at his Vakola workshop

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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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