Gujarat’s caste reality has a murky detail: Dalits of Kheda district cannot use crematorium meant for general category Hindus
April 23, 2014 Leave a comment
Though India became a republic in 1950, an important form of caste discrimination has continued till today, with every successive government refusing to do anything to bring about an end to it. Go to any rural area, and you will find that there will be a separate cemetery for Dalits in villages. At some places, the government has even provided funds to build separate cemetery structures for Dalits. An effort was made to understand the issue as it exists in Central Gujarat’s Kheda district. Right to information (RTI) applications were filed in the district collector’s office and the panchayat office of a village to find out what the reality was.