In this Dec. 5, 2012 photo, a villager walks past a motorcycle with her cattle, in village Karadigere Kaval, where three dalits were killed in a battle over the land in 1980, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Bangalore, India. For years, Karnataka's land records were a quagmire of disputed, forged documents maintained by thousands of tyrannical bureaucrats who demanded bribes to do their jobs. In 2002, there were hopes that this was about to change. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

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In this Dec. 5, 2012 photo, a villager walks past a motorcycle with her cattle, in village Karadigere Kaval, where three dalits were killed in a battle over the land in 1980, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Bangalore, India. For years, Karnataka's land records were a quagmire of disputed, forged documents maintained by thousands of tyrannical bureaucrats who demanded bribes to do their jobs. In 2002, there were hopes that this was about to change. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
In this Dec. 5, 2012 photo, a villager walks past a motorcycle with her cattle, in village Karadigere Kaval, where three dalits were killed in a battle over the land in 1980, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Bangalore, India. For years, Karnataka's land records were a quagmire of disputed, forged documents maintained by thousands of tyrannical bureaucrats who demanded bribes to do their jobs. In 2002, there were hopes that this was about to change. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
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