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Ashok Kumar Samal

Ashok Kumar Samal

After completing his graduation, Ashok Kumar Samal who hails from Sainto in Cuttack, Odisha, struggled to find a job. Most of his peers paid bribes to secure one. He was disillusioned but despite his disillusionment, Ashok had the urge to fight the inequality he had faced since childhood. He soon took up the cause of Dalit rights and gender equality. As an active member of Ambedkar Lohia Vichar since 1995, he has fought against the caste atrocities that he sees around him. He is also a member of the National Alliance for Women and works to address issues like domestic violence and dowry. Ashok aims to use the India Unheard platform to reach out to a national and international audience.

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Dalit Homes Burn While ‘Upper’ Caste Arsonists Roam Scot Free

/ August 11, 2017

A dozen Dalit houses were torched after electoral defeat of ‘upper’ castes in Odisha village. The police, instead of making arrests, are protecting the accused.