The perpetrators more often than not openly admit to or confess honour killing crimes with or without fear of the law and with a certain provincial, primitive “pride” in their action.
Based on the religion of Hinduism, social distancing, which is claimed to be the curative measure for COVID-19, has always been used as a socially-sanctioned weapon of collective discrimination.
It is also true that some may not want to address themselves as Dalits in a public sphere because of the discrimination faced by the community,” says Harsh.
While the tweets obviously call for a backlash, the nature of said backlash that she has received is flawed. For instance, Atul Khatri, a comedian, went on to use a casteist slur in an attempt to insult Rangoli Chandel.
Ambedkar had come down heavily on the much revered Manu Smriti for its pivotal role in discriminating Dalits, Shudras and women, even if born Brahmin.
The courts and legal processes are ignorant and lack sensitivity when dealing with the cases of violence against Dalit women.
Ambedkar denounced Brahmins and their caste supremacy, correctly identifying these casteist mores behind the atrocious treatment of women in ‘Hindu society’.
Listen, watch and read Dalit artists and their art, and actively engage with their work. This is their journey against caste-based oppression, which is only one of the many they deal with.
Quoting Ambedkar without quoting the strength portrayed by Dalit women here is another instance of a gross erasure of them from the history of caste oppression and feminist liberation at the same time.
Having to adjust their body to a limited number of times that they can urinate, the time of the day when they can urinate, the amount of liquid their body can intake to manage their pee, and the scarce locations where they are allowed to pee often leads to a psychological toll.