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Take a tour of the newspaper archives of the month of May every year and when it comes to National Capital Region (NCR) news, there is a clear pattern. That helps us, saves time. We do not have to go far to find out why UP feels disturbed about the Quota Bill on promotions.

The newspaper reports say that in a village A or B, a Dalit wedding party was stoned by caste Hindus. Forwards and backwards both usually join hands in stoning a Dalit wedding party because the Dalit groom rode a horse. No wonder then, a good number of Dalit parents seek police protection well in advance.

But as long as Dalit grooms rode bullock carts, the entire village, including forwards and backwards, welcomed the Dalit wedding party with open arms.

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