Caste system

Four Dead as Supreme Court Order Triggers Caste Riots in India

Violence and unrest erupted throughout northern and central India on Monday as thousands of Dalits, members of Hinduism’s lowest caste, protested against an order by India’s Supreme Court that weakens legal safeguards put in place for their community in 1989.

Indian dalit women protest near Haryanan's Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hudda residence against the gang-rape of four Dalit girls in New Delhi, India, Sunday, May 11, 2014. They have been on protest at Jantar Mantar since April 16, they claim that government hasn't worked to end the continuous violence and …