Dalit is a designation for a group of people traditionally regarded as "untouchable".
While the discrimination based on caste system has been abolished
under the Indian constitution, there still is discrimination and prejudice against Dalits
in South Asia.
In 1997, India democratically elected K. R. Narayanan, a Dalit, as the nation's President.
In last 15 years, Indians born in historically discriminated minority castes have
been elected to its highest judicial and political offices.