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Dalits refuse to dispose of dead cattle, demand protection

Stray dog feasts upon a dead cow on the outskirts of Bhuvaldi village of Ahmedabad district on July 29, 2016. Indian Dalit, Sombhai Chamar, 50, profession was to skin dead cattle but owing to the recent beating of Dalit youths by the so-called Gau Rakshaks (Cow Protectors) in Una region of Gujarat state a fortnight ago, hundreds of cattle skinners have given up their profession in protest.
SAM PANTHAKY / AFP