Blackwater operated during the Iraq war with a sense that they were untouchable because—well, because they were. That is a testament to how untouchable the scandal is—at least for Clinton. Meanwhile Kerrigan was untouchable —her refusal to address the controversy further served to highlight her ladylike demeanor. So meticulous, so spotless, so untouchable are they that the soul of the seeker nearly sickens for want of spice and flavor. Each song had its own peculiarity and sentiment to touch the public pulse, which so far has been untouchable. The devil's club of Alaska is untouchable , it is so encased in a spiny armor; but what purpose the armor serves is a mystery. By the time the world recovered, America ran it and the Medical Lobby was untouchable.
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Untouchable , also called Dalit , officially Scheduled Caste , formerly Harijan , in traditional Indian society, the former name for any member of a wide range of low-caste Hindu groups and any person outside the caste system. The use of the term and the social disabilities associated with it were declared illegal in the constitutions adopted by the Constituent Assembly of India in and of Pakistan in However, this name is now considered condescending and offensive. The term Dalit later came to be used, especially by politically active members, though that too occasionally has negative connotations.
Most of the world assumes that something - Mahatma Gandhi, modernization, progressive legislation - has solved this ancient Indian problem or reduced it to marginal significance. There has been some progress, but for each of the past several years, official figures on violent attacks against Untouchables have routinely exceeded 10, cases. Indian human rights workers report that most cases go unrecorded. Violence is only the most conspicuous form of repression. The following description of Gujarat state, the scene of Mahatma Gandhi's early work, summarizes a situation that has become increasingly common in many parts of India. In a climate of increasing mistrust and widening social distance between upper castes and Dalits [Untouchables], the latter are subjected to continual harassment, being refused work, denied milk and newspapers in the villages. In central Gujarat, in southern parts of Mehasana district and in areas around Ahmedabad, Dalit landless labourers are being replaced by Bhil tribals of Panchmahal.