Friday, August 27, 2010

[ZESTCaste] It's mostly Dalits

Karnataka - Bangalore

It's mostly Dalits

Special Correspondent

Bangalore: Karnataka State Human Rights Commission chairperson S.R.
Nayak was shocked by how strongly the factor of caste is linked to
destitution on Friday.

He asked the warden of a section at Beggars' Relief Centre, which had
108 people, what the caste composition was. he was told 94 of them
belonged to Scheduled Castes while 14 to Scheduled Tribes. He had
sought a report on caste-wise break up of the number of inmates at the

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