One Out Of Every Forty Persons Alive Is Invited To This Party

http://www.hindu.com/op/2011/04/24/stories/2011042453602000.htm

If (roughly) the world population is 7,000,000,000, and the population of India is 1,200,000,000, then India is about 17% of the world’s total population. If Dalits, or those of the lowest, formerly untouchable castes, comprise about 15% of the total number of peoples in India, or 180,000,000 (sixth largest nation if independent!) then Indian Dalits are 2 1/2% of the world’s total population. Or one out of forty humans experiences life highly stigmatized, reviled and socially shamed  just because of an accident of birth.

 

 

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