ARTICLE 17: “Untouchability At The Ghaats”

Communities belonging to different castes cannot even fill their water from the pier, standing next to each other. The so-called 'higher' castes get to dip their pots first. If a 'lower' caste person goes before a 'higher' caste, their pots are seized and smashed onto the ground. 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 at http://chn.ge/untouchability

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