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Untouchability Still High in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi, Finds Survey | Scroll Staff |

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The survey is based on interviews with 8,065 people in Delhi, Mumbai, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh in 2016.  Nearly two-thirds of of the population in rural Rajasthan and rural Uttar Pradesh still practice untouchability, a survey by Social Attitudes Research, India, or SARI, has found.  Almost half of the population in these regions is opposed to marriage between Dalits and non-Dalit Hindus.

The findings of the survey were published in a paper authored by Diane Coffey, Payal Hathi, Nidhi Khurana and Amit Thorat of r.i.c.e. on January 6 in the Economic and Political Weekly.  Read more...


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