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Who were Dalit Panthers? Describe their main activities.

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Dalit Panthers denotes to a militant organisation of Dalit Youth to be formed in 1972 in Maharashtra. They resorted to mass action for an assertion of Dalit’s rights. 

They took several steps: 

1. These groups mainly fought against the perpetual caste-based inequalities and material injustices that Dalits faced in spite of constitutional guarantees of equality and justice. 

2. They faced collective atrocities over minor symbolic issues of caste pride. 

3. Hence, they demanded effective implementation of reservations and other such policies of social justice. Therefore, activities of Dalit Panthers were mostly centered around fighting increasing atrocities on Dalits in various parts of the state.

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