4 min read.Updated: 05 Jul 2020, 10:04 PM ISTManu Joseph
‘Dalits’ are no longer the most disadvantaged in India, though this is because there are others who fare worse
In a mostly dark-skinned nation, who are our “blacks"? Who are India’s worst off? Who are the country’s equivalent of African-Americans? By this I mean the group of Indians who are discriminated against the most; who are easily identified through some markers and often made to feel small; and whom the cops single out. For decades, Dalits held an indisputable claim to be that group. But it is time to acknowledge that Muslims have taken their place.