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Half of non-Dalits in Rajasthan, UP, One Third in Delhi Report “Practicing” Untouchability | Counterview Desk | Counterview

This article highlights excerpts from  a recent paper “Open defecation: Manual scavenging’s legacy in rural India” by Payal Hathi and Diane Coffey of rice.  The paper is based on the results of a mobile phone survey, called Social Attitudes Research, India (SARI),  which collected data on caste prejudice among adults in several states in India.  The survey confirms what manual scavenging activists have long argued: that Indian society suffers from deeply ingrained casteist attitudes.  Read more…