Rajputs, Jats--same thing

IN Media Watch Briefs | 29/10/2015

The atrocity earlier this month at Sunped village in Haryana in which a Dalit home was set on fire and two children died, was reported by most news outlets as being a clash between Dalits and Rajputs. Kafila.org however carried a long report which described it as a clash between Dalits and Jats. A reader points out a trifle uncharitably that a  website run by a collective of leading social scientists ought to be able to distinguish between Rajputs and Jats. Comments below the article point out the mistake as well, but the report remains unchanged.

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