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Manual Scavenging in India: Illegal, yet in Practise

 
/ October 17, 2019

In India, we continue to practice manual scavenging, a derogatory practice, confined to people belonging to lower castes and resulting in their deaths.

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Extreme Caste Discrimination Leaves Puri’s Dalits Threatened and Looted

 
/ July 5, 2019

One of India’s biggest religious hubs, Puri, is also a hub for atrocities against Dalits by upper caste individuals.

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Caste Discrimination Took Precedence Over Humanity During Cyclone Fani

 
/ May 29, 2019

While Odisha is trying to gather pieces after Cyclone Fani, Dalit community in the Puri, are facing caste discrimination in the wake of catastrophe.

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UP’s Khushinagar Tea Stall Practices Untouchability Against Dalits Even Today

 
/ May 20, 2019

Even though the Constitution of India abolished the practice of Untouchability, a tea stall in Uttar Pradesh, Kushinagar, serves tea in the different cup to Dalits.

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Leprosy Continues to be a Reason for Discrimination in Uttar Pradesh

 
/ April 10, 2019

While India claimed to be leprosy-free in 2005, a family from Bhawanpur Chauthar village, Uttar Pradesh is still facing discrimination due to leprosy.

Atrocities Against Dalits Continue but Perpetrators Often Go Scot Free

 
/ October 23, 2018

Amidst debates on the dilution of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, a family in Odisha struggles to bring their ‘upper’ caste perpetrator to task.

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Not ‘Honour’ Killings, but Murders to Exert Power

 
/ August 14, 2018

‘Honour’ killings aren’t about honour at all - they are murders carried out by the apparently powerful to maintain status quo of caste, power, and property.

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Labour Day: The Invisible and Dispensable Lives behind Swachh Bharat

 
/ May 1, 2018

Sanitation workers often resort to consuming alcohol to become numb to the stench of drains. All they get in return? Delayed wages and stigma. Reena Ramteke reports on the scenes behind Swachh Bharat hoardings and songs.