Wednesday, February 8, 2012

[ZESTCaste] Combating Crimes Against Dalits in India: Uttar Pradesh Shows the Way

Combating Crimes Against Dalits in India: Uttar Pradesh Shows the Way

Avatthi Ramaiah

Center for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policies, Tata
Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

February 1, 2012

One of the major steps the independent India took in protecting the
rights and dignity of Dalits was the enactment of special laws for the
purpose. Despite over sixty years of implementation of such laws and
many developmental measures, atrocities against Dalits continue
unabated. However, the magnitude of crimes and the extent of
conviction rate in cases registered under such laws differ across
states. Relying mostly on the government data, this article identifies
Uttar Prades to be the state that has best implemented the the special
laws and delivered justice to the victims of caste crimes, the Dalits.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 14

Keywords: Dalits, Scheduled Caste, Untouchbility, Crimes, Murder,
Rape, Uttar Pradesh, Mayawati
Working Paper Series
Date posted: February 02, 2012

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