PUBLISHED ON: September 2, 2016 | Duration: 17 min, 07 sec
As celebrations begin for India's 70th year of independence, four men are gassed to death in Hyderabad while cleaning a sewer in the most primitive conditions. On the same day in Gujarat, Dalits face upper-caste violence, when they refuse to dispose dead animals. In this India Matters episode we look at the ongoing protests against caste occupation. That binds at birth and is reinforced both socially and institutionally.