India’s low-caste Dalits – which literally means the oppressed – are demanding the right to ride a horse, sport a moustache, wear jeans and sunglasses and take out marriage processions playing music from Hindi films that people could dance and party to.
Kancha Ilaiah, Dalit rights activist says that an Arab Spring-like uprising is on the cards. (Supplied)
Trappings of power
Prof. Sukhadeo Thorat says that the position of Dalits has worsened in the last four years. (Supplied)
Sullen and resentful
Prakash Ambedkar, grandson of the tallest Dalit, B. R. Ambedkar, has warned that India will soon become another Syria if Dalits are denied justice. (Supplied)