What lies behind the spurt in anti-Dalit crimes in India?
The rising rate of crimes against Dalits seems to be driven by rising impunity and changing economic equations in the countryside
Bengaluru: The violence on the 200th anniversary celebrations of the battle of Bhima-Koregaon has once again put the spotlight on violence against Dalits in India. Recently published data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) show that the rate of crimes against Dalits has risen in recent years, even as the conviction rate for such crimes has declined.
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