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Dalits fall prey to deep rooted caste discrimination

Dalits fall prey to deep rooted caste discrimination

Jul 05,2016 , 09:10 AM IST | National
In the prosperous district of Kannur in one of India's most prosperous states, Kerala, Eramangalathu Chitralekha, 39, was the first Dalit woman to drive an autorickshaw in 2005. Her new profession immediately angered the upper castes, who taunted her and threatened violence. One day, that year, her autorickshaw was set ablaze. In 2013, it was damaged beyond repair. The district collector gifted he