In Punjab, Dalits fight for land and attempt collective farming

The Punjab Assembly passed Punjab Village Common Land Regulation Act in 1961 providing for reservation for Scheduled Castes in a third of the common land. This meant 56000 acres were allocated for Dalits but in reality they didn’t have ownership of even an inch of the land. Recently, in some few villages of the Malwa region, Dalits took possession of the allocated land and began farming collectively

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