When the villagers saw a Dalit laborer drinking from a pot filled by a woman belonging to another caste, they snatched the pot away from him and emptied it onto the ground. The water was wasted. Nobody’s thirst was quenched. And two thousand years worth of time and progress suddenly stood still.
Find the Video Volunteers’ ARTICLE 17 Press Release here.
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.
A group of migrant labourers had to walk several hundred kilometres and spend days in a Madhya Pradesh quarantine centre without any facilities.