Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2016
    This description of Ashif Shaikh's work was prepared when Ashif Shaikh was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2016.
    Ashif is building a national movement to abolish the unconstitutional caste hierarchy in India, with community leaders from the lowest and most marginalized Dalit caste, at the center leading the movement, supported by institutions like lawyer networks, community based organizations and cultural groups and the constitutional law.
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