India’s Dalit women face ‘triple burden’ of bias, violence & economic deprivation | All Round View

India’s Dalit women face ‘triple burden’ of bias, violence & economic deprivation

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All Round View (Peshawar): Once called ‘untouchables’, the Dalit women in India are among the most oppressed in the world bearing brunt of violence at every stage of their lives.

The world is witnessing the darker side of the “so-called secular, democratic and shining India”, where Dalit women face the triple burden of gender bias, caste discrimination, and economic destitution. The gang-rape of a 19-year-old Dalit woman by a group of upper-caste men in Uttar Pradesh state last week is a reflection of a society promoting an unethical approach towards the weaker segments.

Soutik Biswas, an India-based correspondent of BBC wrote about the tribulation of Dalit women, covering about 16 percent of India’s female population by highlighting their persistent injustice.


In short, to be a Dalit woman in India means suffering an unending ordeal of sexual victimization and discrimination for the rest of life.


Kashmala Amin

The Assistant Sub Editor at the All Round View
Kashmala Amin is a dynamic and motivated young writer. She is engaged with the All Round View and the Midnight Posts as Assistant Sub Editor. She possesses good writing and communication skills. She is currently an internee at Tri-Mesh (Pvt.) Ltd. and a Reviewing Agent at Amazon. She has been a volunteer in different events, organized by US Consulate Peshawar. She has done moderation as well as participated in many debates’ competition in school, college, and university level. She has worked voluntarily at 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. She has been awarded with many certificates for different events in which she has participated.
Kashmala Amin

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