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AN ALLEGED big-time drug personality in Caloocan City-long considered untouchable because of his blood ties to former and current politicians-has surrendered to authorities and vowed to stay away from illegal drugs.
Born into a poor Mahar (considered an untouchable caste) family, Ambedkar campaigned against social discrimination, the system of Chaturvarna - the categorization of Hindu society into four varnas - and the Hindu caste system.
During the formative phase of the Hindu caste system, they were forced into untouchable status by the fair-skinned Aryan higher castes.
The boom in call centers, banking, and tech companies led to the rapid expansion of a new middle class, and India's 200 million untouchables benefited from all the new jobs that were created.
Though male Untouchables are certainly victims of this oppression, female Untouchables are victimized even more.
But being an Untouchable Christian, she and hundreds of others in southern Indian states are being denied government relief assistance which is duly distributed among other communities.
And he has warned the rest of his star-studded squad that no-one is untouchable under his regime.
According to that propaganda Gandhi lived with the untouchables and the scavengers, used the same toilets as they did and even cleaned the toilets.
These are the lepers, the untouchables of the future.
His efforts to play cop Jim Malone in 1987 film The Untouchables, barely disguising his Scottish lilt, topped a poll of experts at movie magazine Empire.
The Brooklyn-based rap group, best known for its 1984 hit "Jam on It," joined the Electric Boogaloos, the Untouchables, and Don Campbell in this touring celebration of mostly vintage hip-hop dance and music, organized by dancer-choreographer Rennie Harris.
Except few studies done in different contexts by anthropologists, such as Patricia Caplan, Gregory Meserick and Peter Prindle, ethnographic research on low caste groups, particularly untouchables (popularly known as Dalits these days and I frequently use this word here for convenience) is virtually nil considering their population size (12% of the total population) and relative backwardness of the group (in social, economic and political platforms) compared to other Hindu and Tibeto-Burman groups in Nepal.