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The President of India will be the representative of the untouchables

Bihar, RAM Nath, Govind (photo – EPA)

In India, the country’s President for the second time will be the lower castes of Indian society – the untouchables. It is reported by The Guardian.

Presidential election in India was launched today, July 17.

Both candidates for this position – Bihar, RAM Nath, Govind from the ruling party the Bharatiya Janata party and opposition candidate Meira Kumar – are representatives of the Dalit caste (untouchables).

Since 1997, within five years the country was ruled by a representative of the Dalit K. R. Narayan.

Today in Indian society there is a struggle for the rights of untouchables.

Traditionally, Dalits are not included in the four castes that define Indian society. They were considered unclean and were banished to the periphery of society, for thousands of years, suffering from exclusion and extreme poverty. The situation began to change only 70 years ago.

In historical examples, popularized by the Dalit leader B. R. Ambedkar, members of a caste in one village were forced to wear spittoons around their necks to collect their saliva is unclean, in another village they had to tie the branches to their waists, so nobody went by their “unclean tracks”.

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