ARTICLE 17: “Untouchability in Cities”

Dalits are openly shunned by the other castes. They are ghettoized in their communities where access to basic amenities like water is an everyday and arduous struggle.

End Caste Discrimination. 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.

 

Large Swathes of Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh Facing Unseasonal Floods

 
/ October 27, 2021

First, COVID and now, climate change is affecting the livelihood of poor farmers of Uttar Pradesh.

Heavy Rains, Pests Eat Away Into Nashik Farmers Earnings

 
/ October 26, 2021

No government official has visited them to take stock of the situation.

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