Killing Dalit Kids for Defecating in Open Won’t Make India Swachh

India will never truly be swachh unless we rid the country of caste discrimination.

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India will never truly be <i>swachh</i> unless we rid the country of caste discrimination.
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On 25 September, two Dalit children, aged 10 and 12, were beaten to death in a village in Madhya Pradesh’s Shivpuri district, allegedly because they were found defecating in the open.

A police source said that Hakim Yadav, one of the accused, said he killed the kids as God had commanded him in his dream to kill “demons”.
A police source said that Hakim Yadav, one of the accused, said he killed the kids as God had commanded him in his dream to kill “demons”.
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India will never truly be swachh unless we rid the country of caste discrimination.

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