A Journalist Takes Aim at the Walls of Caste

From a New York Times story by Karan Deep Singh headlined “With Stories of Her Oppressed Community, a Journalist Takes Aim at the Walls of Caste”:

The injustices were all too common. In one part of India, a vendor’s stall was broken up, depriving him of his livelihood. In another, members of a poor family were denied government benefits, forcing them to beg for survival. They were all Dalits, once deemed untouchable by India’s hierarchical caste system.

Such episodes have gone largely unnoted and unaddressed for decades. But both cases were picked up by an online news outlet that was started two years ago with the mission of covering marginalized groups in India. Afterward, officials began taking action.