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Majoritarian StateHow Hindu Nationalism is Changing India$
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Angana P. Chatterji, Thomas Blom Hansen, and Christophe Jaffrelot

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190078171

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190078171.001.0001

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Dalits In Post-2014 India

Dalits In Post-2014 India

Between Promise and Action

(p.217) 11 Dalits In Post-2014 India
Majoritarian State

Sukhadeo Thorat

Oxford University Press

The BJP’s 2014 election manifesto outlined the socio-economic elevation of Dalits as a priority by focusing on education and entrepreneurship, strengthening the prevention of atrocities against Scheduled Castes and bridging the human development divide between Scheduled Castes and others. This chapter empirically illustrates the low allocation of funds for many sectors including education, welfare schemes like Special Component Plan for Scheduled Castes (SCP) and the high number of incidents of violence against Dalits in BJP ruled states. As a result, Dalits are largely discontent and insecure, which reflects in voluntary uprisings and protests against policies of the incumbent government. At the political level, Dalit parties are joining hands with secular forces like the Bahujan Samaj Party’s understanding with Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh.

Keywords:   Dalits, Scheduled Castes, Atrocities, Education, Welfare, Socio-economic, BJP

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