Untouchability on Trial: Report on Indian People’s Tribunal on Untouchability

Edited By Abid Shah Discrimination, untouchability, and atrocities are all caste-based human rights violations on a line of continuum, with the atrocities taking a more visible and violent form. The cases presented at the Indian People’s Tribunal on May 1 2-13, 2007 show how they interweave into one another and are constant threats in Dalit lives. Dalit women and Dalit communities that are considered more ritually polluting besides those who dare to demand dignity and equal opportunities bear the brunt of this violence.