ARTICLE 17: “Untouchability in Barbershop”

There are three barbershops in a village but Dalits still have to travel to the nearest city for a haircut and shave. In the paradox that defines this practice in India, the barber denies and implies untouchability in the same breath.

Prosecute Untouchability. 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 theNational 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.

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