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#LockdownCasteAtrocities Throws Light On Caste-Based Atrocities

BP World Bureau | Oct 24 2020 01:04:49 PM
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A Dalit human rights initiative threw light on the ongoing caste-based atrocities that took place during the lockdown with the hashtag #LockdownCasteAtrocities.

Manjula Pradeep, head of campaigns at Dalit Human Rights Defenders Network (DHRDNet), helped in starting this online trend with 1,000 Dalit Human Right defenders to amplify the voice of the survivors, especially women who faced sexual violence. 

Starting from October 11, for a period of 30 days, the campaign has been recounting one atrocity a day that took place during the lockdown in India.

Along with artistes, the human rights team has weaved real-life stories of caste atrocities with art forms urging for swift action and to gain solidarity from people across the country. 

Network concentrates on the atrocities reported from Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Karnataka.