Untouchable India: Impunity for Anti-Dalit Violence

16 September 2016
Untouchable India: Impunity for Anti-Dalit Violence

Listen to the full audio of the talk (above) by Manoj Mitta, where he discusses various instances of impunity in cases of anti-Dalit violence. Citing incidents of delay in commencement of trials in cases of anti-Dalit attacks, failure to act against influential accused, and violence against Dalits with police impunity, he highlights the underlying patterns that delay and deny justice to Dalits in India.

Drawing from official documents, Mitta has authored critically acclaimed books on two episodes of communal violence:When a Tree Shook Delhi: The 1984 Carnage and its Aftermath (co-authored with HS Phoolka, 2007); and The Fiction of Fact-Finding: Modi and Godhra (2014). He is currently researching atrocities against Dalits for his next book.

More information about the talk can be found on the event page.

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