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Protests erupt in Gujarat over attack on low-caste men

Dalit protesters block a road in Ahmedabad

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Protesters from India’s low-caste community blocked roads and attacked government buses in prime minister Narendra Modi’s home state on Wednesday (July 20) in a third day of demonstrations over the flogging of four men accused of skinning a cow. The four members of the Dalit community were last week tied to a car in Gujarat state, stripped and flogged with sticks by self-styled hardline Hindu cow protectors who then published a video of the attack as a “warning” to others. The beatings sparked the most serious protests by Dalits in years in Gujarat, with seven youths trying to kill themselves…

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