August 2014

Fighting Forced Evictions: 75 Families achieve victory in Maharashtra

 
/ August 14, 2014

Over 15 million people are displaced annually across the world due to development projects. In this interview Community Correspondent Anand Pagare speaks of how he inspired his community to challenge the development projects undertaken by the Maharashtra Housing And Development Authority (MHADA), thus sparing more than 75 Dalit & Tribal...

Staking a Claim on Forest Rights

 
/ August 8, 2014

The Forest Rights Act (FRA) along with the Panchayats (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Actis a cornerstone of Indian grassroots democracy. They give forest dwelling communities and individuals a final say with regards to land use. When it came into power in 2006, forest dwelling communities who had fought hard to...

Salahpur residents still crippled without electricity

 
/ August 28, 2014

The dalit suburban of Salahpur in Pratapgarh district of Uttar Pradesh houses 1000 people. Communities like dalits, gaud & vishwakarma live here. These 1000 people have never witnessed electricity in the leisure of their own homes. 67 years post independence, electricity remains a dream for the people of Salahpur. The...

Elderly bear the brunt of government negligence

 
/ August 28, 2014

In Nizamamai village of Kaushambhi district in Uttar Pradesh, 500 people from dalit households reside. Golaki Devi & 3 other elderly people reside in this community who are not receiving their Old age Pension. In this video, CC Mahesh Kumar tries to find out why are they not receiving their...

Unity in Diversity: The Siddis of Gujarat

 
/ August 25, 2014

Unity in diversity is a concept of “unity without uniformity and diversity without fragmentation”. It shifts focus from unity based on a mere tolerance of physical, cultural, linguistic, social, religious, political, ideological and/or psychological differences towards a more complex unity based on an understanding that difference enriches human interactions. A true image of unity in...

Keeping the anganwadi alive

 
/ August 22, 2014

CC Reena Ramteke tells the story of an anganwadi worker who has sacrificed a lot in the past 7 years to keep this anganwadi working. 7 years since inception in ward no 10 of Gariaband district, no building has been built or permanently allocated to this anganwadi. Kamleshwari has been...

Article 17: Untouchability in a graveyard

 
/ August 22, 2014

This video documents discrimination on the basis of caste being practiced in a graveyard. The left side is allocated to the Dalits while the right is reserved for the non Dalits.  Father Arun acknowledges that untouchability has been perpetuating in the church and strongly condemns the practice of untouchability.