Colonial prejudices against tribes in India refuse to go

Kiran Bedi has apologised for her tweet. Her next step could be to read the history of the de-notified tribes and of outdated colonial laws. (HT)

Prejudice sometimes is more deeply embedded in our consciousness than historical fact. Recently a member of the Bawariya community in UP was accused of rape. Kiran Bedi, lieutenant governor of Puducherry and a former IPS officer, promptly tweeted: “Ex-criminal tribes are known to be very cruel. They are hardcore professionals in committing crimes. Rarely caught and/or convicted …” [Read full article]

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