Lower-caste Dalit women wait for medical treatment in Mumbai in this 2006 file photo. Photo: AFP Lower-caste Dalit women wait for medical treatment in Mumbai in this 2006 file photo. Photo: AFP
Lower-caste Dalit women wait for medical treatment in Mumbai in this 2006 file photo. Photo: AFP
India

India’s lower-caste Dalit women raped ‘to keep them in their place’: report

  • Rights groups say men from dominant castes frequently use sexual violence against Dalits as a weapon to reinforce caste and gender hierarchies
  • Police often fail to record or investigate such crimes, the groups say, and are sometimes abusive or put pressure on survivors to drop cases

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Lower-caste Dalit women wait for medical treatment in Mumbai in this 2006 file photo. Photo: AFP Lower-caste Dalit women wait for medical treatment in Mumbai in this 2006 file photo. Photo: AFP
Lower-caste Dalit women wait for medical treatment in Mumbai in this 2006 file photo. Photo: AFP
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