The Valmiki (also Balmiki) is a Dalit community of India. They have historically faced exclusion and oppression in Indian society, and are frequently affected by anti-Dalit violence and repression by members of other castes.
According to the Indian Census of 2001, the Valmikis formed 11.2 per cent of the Scheduled Caste population in Punjab and were the second-most populous Scheduled Caste in Delhi, where they were recorded as "Chuhra (Balmiki)". In Punjab, Chuhras who follow Hinduism are known as Valmikis.
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