ARTICLE 17: “Untouchability in Meeting God”

In 2011, when Dalit youths of a village decided to participate in the festivities at a local Shiva temple, they were barred from entering the premises. The youths called on the police for intervention. When presented with a chance to end years of oppression, the police washed their hands of the matter and refused to be involved.

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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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