At least seven killed in India protests over caste discrimination

Caste-based discrimination is outlawed, but remains widespread and India's least-privileged caste fears a recent Supreme Court decision weakens legal safeguards.

    At least seven people have died in India during angry protests over caste discrimination. Dalits, the country’s least-privileged caste, say a Supreme Court judgement last month weakens their protections. The ruling made it harder to prosecute officials accused of discriminating against their members.

    Al Jazeera’s Peter Sharp reports.


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