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Bihar Bombing: India’s Age-Old Caste Battle

Bihar Bombing Fans Fears Of New Bloodshed In India’s Age-Old Caste Battle

Acquittals over 90s massacres of lower-caste Dalits seen as spark for revenge killings sending shockwaves through impoverished Bihar state and across India, writes Jason Burke.

There are also some who argue that caste has now become a useful identity for effectively mobilising deprived groups, bringing a new edge to their claims for a fairer share of India’s growing wealth, he writes.

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Indian police commandos patrol outside Pisai in Aurangabad district, Bihar state, after the killing of Sunil Pandey and six others. Photograph: Jason Burke / Guardian

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