India's Untouchables fighting for rights
Hinduism is the main religion of India. The religion includes a social system called castes, which places people on different levels of society from birth. Among these castes is a group of people considered so low, they do not have a rung on the social ladder. These people are known as untouchables, or as Dalits.
Dalits are treated as subhuman and are made to perform the tasks that have been passed down for generations. These tasks tend to be inferior and disgusting, such as collecting human waste from the streets.
Though the caste system and Dalit caste have existed for centuries, I feel that it will go into history books that this is the era in which the discrimination ends. Today, there are people fighting for Dalits; India's government, even, has begun to abolish caste-based discrimination; these people may go down in history for beginning the end of untouchability.
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Public - 5/11/16, 2:08 PM