ARTICLE 17: “Killed for Protesting Untouchability”

A peaceful protest by Dalits is met with state aggression. The police used lathis, tear gas and bullets on the unarmed crowd. 6 Dalits were killed and over 30 injured. Not a single culprit has been brought to justice.

Sign the Petition.

ARTICLE 17

A Campaign to End Untouchability

ARTICLE 17 is a campaign launched by Video Volunteers on April 14th, 2012, to urge the National Commission for Schedule Castes, (the government body that is constitutionally appointed to direct and implement the safeguards against untouchability), to prosecute cases of untouchability. Community Correspondents across the country are documenting video testimonies of different forms of untouchability. The first 22 videos are featured here and more will be added as the campaign continues.

We want to give viewers the responsibility, as witnesses, to end this age-old oppression once and for all.

Sign the petition being sent to the National Commission on Scheduled Castes.

Community Survey

Bad Health, Unemployment in COVID 19 Times Leads Maharashtra Villager to Suicide

 
/ August 5, 2020

Madhukar Harmkar, a 60 year old daily wage worker from Maharashtra died by suicide after he could not support his family in times of Covid-19 lockdown.

Impact Story

IMPACT | VV Correspondent Ensures Biometric Scan Suspension for Ration Disbursement in Kashmir

 
/ July 29, 2020

Locals from Kupwara, Jammu and Kashmir were forced to scan their fingerprints for ration despite a suspension order from the government.

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