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Politicians exploit caste tensions ahead of general election

It has been a bad year for caste strife in Maharashtra, even by the volatile standards of the western Indian state, but there is much worse to come as politicians exploit social divisions ahead of next year’s general election. On August 9 the dominant Marathas caste forced a complete shutdown in the country’s second most-populous state, with major highways blocked, public […]

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