260 million ‘untouchables’ seek EU help


Demonstrating villagers shout slogans against the UPA and Haryana government in New Delhi on April 22, 2014 during a protest against the rape of a lower caste Dalit in nearby Haryana state.

Rape, abuse common for India’s Dalit

As India, the world’s largest democracy heads to the polls, New Europe spoke with  Henri Tiphange and Asha Kowtal, two leading activists for the Dalit, the untouchables.

The country is undergoing a period of uncertainty after a series of vicious rapes and murders have made many question what sort of country it is for women, especially those from lower castes.

“The situation of the Dalits has been extremely difficult and challenging and it has been this way for centuries,” says K...

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