Half of Dalits ostracised

The Daily Star

November 16, 2015

Due to their caste and nature of their profession, 50 percent of the 55 lakh Dalits, including 15 lakh Harijans, in Bangladesh became victims of hatred and discrimination at different spheres of society, reveals a survey.

During the 2013-14 survey period, 500 Dalit families fell victim to violence, which includes the rape of five women.

Bangladesh Harijan Oikya Parishad, and the Friends Association for Integrated Revolution (FAIR) in association with Manusher Jonno Foundation revealed the survey, “DALIT Human Rights Situation in Bangladesh 2013-2014” in the capital’s Jatiya Press Club yesterday.

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