The Discrimination Dalits and Muslims face in India
The study published in the latest edition of the Economic and Political Weekly is based on a mobile phone survey of 2,124 Dalits and Muslims across Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Mumbai conducted between 2016 and 2017. In Delhi, more than one-fifth of Dalits reported facing caste discrimination. In Mumbai, 25% of Dalits and 30% of Muslims personally experienced discrimination in interactions with a government official. Another common location for discrimination is schools, where reports of discrimination ranged from 10% to 25% across geographies and groups. They find that in both Mumbai and Rajasthan, more than 60% of Dalits and Muslims believe their communities face discrimination.