Water supplies to the Indian capital, Delhi, have taken a severe hit after protesters cut off a key canal during deadly rioting. The Jat community has led the protests, arguing they are victims of India's caste-based quota system.
A village in the Indian state of Haryana has recently been officially renamed "Trump village," after the US president. The change is part of an awareness campaign promoting sanitary facilities. 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.
Ram Nath Kovind, a low-caste Dalit, has been elected as India's president. Kovind was chosen for the post by the ruling BJP party in a largely symbolic move, which experts say is unlikely to improve the Dalit situation.
Citizens' groups in India are holding demonstrations in many cities to protest against the so called "beef lynching." Indian PM Modi has finally broken his silence over the issue. Murali Krishnan reports from New Delhi.
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