The rapid growth of cities like Kolkata can be attributed largely to rural-urban migration. A large group of "Untouchables" bath in former British horse watering trough in Kolkata, Bengal State, India.
More than 160 million people in India are Dalit or Untouchables who are tainted by their birth inso a caste system that deems them impure. They are relegated to the lowest jobs and live in fear of being publicly humiliated, beaten, and raped by upper castes seeking to keep them in their place.
They are not allowed to drink from the same wells, attend the same temples or wear shoes in the presence of an upper cast according to a Human Rights Watch senior researcher.
- RANDY OLSON
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