India: Violence, Caste and Poverty

Shivam Vij points to caste based violence. “A little over a month ago, four members of a dalit family were massacred in Kherlanji, a village in district Bhandara, 120 kms away from Nagpur in Maharashtra.” [Warning – Images maybe disturbing.] Great Bong comments on what may be real trigger. “Regardless of the fact that similar atrocities have been perpetrated by animals of various political hues on various castes of people, unified only by their poverty.”


  • But how can one pretend that caste and poverty are not inter-linked? They were poor *because* they were dalits

  • Anirban

    Because there are many poor who are not Dalits. As well as many Dalits who are not poor. Also the people who committed the deed were also backwards. So the above comment does not make sense.

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