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How Punjab's Dalits fight over a piece of land for dignity, not profit

In Punjab, upper castes, mostly Jat Sikhs, dominate the farming landscape. Only 3.5% of private farm land belongs to Dalits who make up 32% of the population

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Punjab farmers | Dalits in India | Dalits

Manu Moudgil | IndiaSpend 



Rabi crops, agriculture

“Our struggle is not just about money. It’s about owning a farm where we can go without fear,” said Paramjit Kaur, standing at the door of her kitchen, rolling a dough ball to make chapatis. “Now, our daughters can go alone to harvest fodder at any time.”

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First Published: Thu, August 08 2019. 08:12 IST

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