ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Prejudiced Hangover


Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi, who is also an ex-IAS officer and a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has insulted and condemned de-notified tribes by tweeting on 2 August: “‘Ex-criminal tribes are known to be very cruel. They are hardcore professionals in committing crimes. Rarely caught and/or convicted.’’

Tribal and nomadic communities were labelled criminals by the British government in the colonial era. They did not fare much better under the Indian government in independent India.

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