|Children from this village can’t enter the local shrine because the upper caste think, they will pollute it.
The children explain to Community Correspondent, Neeru Rathod how they are not permitted entry into the temple and also share instances of how the children belonging to upper castes sprinkle water on themselves after playing with them as they belong to Harijan community(lower caste).
This practice exists despite the fact that the enforcement of any disability arising out of Untouchability is an offence punishable in accordance with law as per the Article 17 of the Indian Constitution. It was drafted in 1949 specifically to eradicate & abolish the practice of Untouchability. Yet 68 years later, the practice still reigns in far too many parts of the country, sowing seeds of hatred even within young minds.
This video is part of a series meant to urge the National Commission for Schedule Castes, which is the government body that is constitutionally appointed to direct and implement the safeguards against untouchability, to prosecute cases of untouchability.
This video is a story of success, a story of a small win against a giant corporation. A story of persistence and a never-say-die attitude. This year, the workers of 3 gardens in the Alipurduar area of Kumargram Block, received a slightly increased yearly bonus, an increase of 3%, from...
Yashodhara Salve’s style of community journalism has led to Dalit women marshalling against atrocities they faced, women standing up against traditions that exile them from society and women going on camera to demand education for their daughters which is a basic right. The 38-year old Community Correspondent grew up in...