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On the Move: Boatmen of UP grapple for identity

Mar 10, 2017 11:39 IST
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Despite a strong presence in 120 of the 403 assembly constituencies in Uttar Pradesh, Nishads remain economically backward. They are tired of the status, however, and this yearning for self-assertion in the community was evident as HT traversed Nishad-dominated Gorakhpur and Maharajganj, some of the poorest districts in the country, on a boat. (Hindustan Times)