DMPQ- Although untouchability is totally banned in India, Modern forms of untouchability still prevail in India. Do you agree with the statement?


  • Discrimination against Dalits penetrates numerous aspects of daily life in India. It affects access to education and medical facilities and imposes restrictions on housing and what kind of work Dalits can carry out.
  • Denial of rented house to dalit community by non dalit community.
  • Discriminatory behaviour with dalit community at university level especially in awarding P.hD degree.
  • Gated community.
  • According to a 2010 report by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on the Prevention of Atrocities against Scheduled Castes, a crime is committed against a Dalit every 18 minutes.
  • Most of the undertrials belong to SC and ST community.
  • Dalits are prevented from entering the police station in 28 per cent of Indian villages.
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