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How Punjab Dalits are changing politics, flocking churches, invoking Chamar pride

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Today, Punjab is witnessing an increase in Dalit representation in politics. Political parties are wooing a demographic they haven’t courted in the past. The state, with about 32 per cent Scheduled Caste population, got its first Dalit chief minister in Charanjit Singh Channi this September. Not just political high offices, Dalits in Punjab today also occupy prominent positions in religious organisational structures. In this ground report, ThePrint's Urjita Bhardwaj & Shubhangi Misra travel across 7 districts of Punjab to highlight the fault lines, and focus on a revolution that is now starting to be recognised.
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