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Grumble Of Distant Drums

The Indian government scores a point as a showy, risque protest puts paid to the Dalit campaign

Grumble Of Distant Drums
Grumble Of Distant Drums
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Yet, all the song and dance and the relentless propaganda came a cropper, unable as Dalit activists were to secure the inclusion of caste as a form of racism at the United Nations Conference here. Their failure was in stark contrast to the euphoria the Dalit campaign had generated in the four days of the ngo forum preceding the conference.

Till then, the Dalit campaign, spearheaded by the National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR), had raced ahead of almost every single group, barring those representing the Israelis and the Palestinians, in the feverish jostling for space and spotlight at the world forum. Generously distributing head bands that screamed "Dalit rights are human rights" and wearing black jackets asking people to "cast out caste", their cultural troupe had the audience swinging to their drum beats and dancing steps.

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