Even though India has passed laws
requiring its ancient caste system to discontinue
regarding the Dalit population as “Untouchables,”
India's 180 million Dalits continue to remain oppressed.
To cheer them up,
the government is passing out free radios.
“It will entertain the tired villagers with music…”
– Tribal Welfare Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi
“You can listen to music…
if you have a radio at home.”
– Chief Minister Nitish Kumar