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  1. Dalitnoun

    A member of a South Asian group of people traditionally regarded as untouchables or outcastes.

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  1. Dalit

    Dalit is a designation for a group of people traditionally regarded as untouchable. Dalits are a mixed population, consisting of numerous social groups from all over India; they speak a variety of languages and practice a multitude of religions. There are many different names proposed for defining this group of people, including Panchamas, and Asprushya. In 2001, the proportion of Dalit population was 16.2 percent of India's total population. The Dalit population is broadly distributed across Indian states and districts. In 2001, the state of Punjab had the highest proportion of its population as Dalit, at about 29 percent, and the state of Mizoram had the lowest at nearly zero. The government of India recognises and protects them as Scheduled Castes. The term Dalit has been interchangeably used with term Scheduled Castes, and these terms include all historically discriminated communities of India out-caste and Untouchables. While discrimination based on caste has been prohibited and untouchability abolished under the Constitution of India, discrimination and prejudice against Dalits in South Asia remains. Since its independence in 1947, India has implemented an affirmative policy of reservation, the scope of which was further expanded in 1974, to set aside and provide jobs and education opportunities to Dalits. By 1995, of all jobs in India, 17.2 percent of the jobs were held by Dalits, greater than their proportion in Indian population. In 1997, India democratically elected K. R. Narayanan, a Dalit, as the nation's President. Many social organisations too have proactively promoted better conditions for Dalits through improved education, health and employment.

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  1. Tilda

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dalit in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dalit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  1. Thenmozhi Soundararajan:

    There's a real disincentive for caste-oppressed Dalit people to share their discrimination.

  2. Kavita Krishnan:

    I won't say that this is something kind of unique to India but of course it's a huge problem because I think the question here is the sense of entitlement and impunity that is conferred not only by a masculinist culture but also by political economy and, you know, the whole structures of power, i squarely hold the government of India responsible, the ruling party responsible for creating an Islamophobia and anti-Dalit climate that justifies acts of sexual violence and other forms of violence against these minorities.

  3. Shreejana Bajracharya:

    The majority of Dalit communities in Marie Stopes Nepal are converting to Christianity, anti-abortion activists are active in those part of communities in Marie Stopes Nepal.

  4. Vikram Singh:

    We are( a) team of Dalit women and not all of us are equipped with digital means of communication. This whole webinar sh * t and online meetings were an added burden, however( the) only good that we see in this phase is that our women learnt to use technology and attempted to grapple with new normal.

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