Fast Unto Vote: Gandhi, Ambedkar & Separate Electorates for Dalits
On 24 September 1932, the Poona Pact was signed, ending all possibilities of there being separate electorate for dalits. (Photo: Liju Joseph/ The Quint)

Fast Unto Vote: Gandhi, Ambedkar & Separate Electorates for Dalits

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Melavalavu in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, was declared a reserved panchayat for dalits in the October 1996 local election. Dominant and upper castes did not take to this lightly and the elections could no...
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