India has a number of prominent Dalit politicians, including the country's president. However, despite laws that protect them, members of the lowest group in the Hindu caste system still face widespread discrimination.
Ahead of elections in Gujarat, Indian PM Narendra Modi's home state, attacks against "lower-caste" Dalits have increased. Could the outrage of Dalits hurt the ruling BJP party in the polls? Murali Krishnan reports.
Opinion polls predict a tight race in the crucial Gujarat election. Although the ruling BJP is expected to win the poll, surveys suggest the party's influence has shrunk in PM Modi's home state. Murali Krishnan reports.
Despite laws that aim to create equality, the caste system in India continues to have a strong impact on society. DW explains how it evolved and what the situation in the country is now.
Nepalese have voted in a historic two-phase election for national and state representatives. Political stability has eluded Nepal for 27 years. Will the vote be a turning point?
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