On 28 October, following the rape of a 19-year-old Dalit woman in Hathras, in Uttar Pradesh, India Civil Watch International released a statement condemning crimes against Dalits.
The statement is reproduced below.
Dalit Lives Matter! A Cry to Rage Against the Horrifying Violence of Saffron Terror in India
In Hathras, cops barricade a raped woman’s home, hijack her corpse, set it afire on a murderous night, deaf to her mother’s howling pain. In a land where Dalits cannot rule, they cannot rage, or even mourn. This has happened before, this will happen again.
Sanatana, the only law of the land that’s in force,
Sanatana, where nothing, nothing ever will change.
Always, always a victim-blaming slut-template,
a rapist-shielding police-state, a caste-denying fourth estate. This has happened before, this will happen again.