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Once a Dalit, always a Dalit Why reconversion is a big farce

Sep 08, 2014    

Badami Devi, 34, of Puravas village in Morena district of Madhya Pradesh has been a sarpanch of the Panchayat for a couple of years. Her biggest achievement? She was able to hoist the national flag for the first time this Independence Day. The state government is patting itself for affording her this opportunity, courtesy Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Badami Devi, being a Dalit was prevented all these years from the privilege due pressure from upper caste Hindus. Independence has started making sense to her now. In the euphoria of Prime Minister Narendra Modis first I-Day speech, Bada...

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