ARTICLE 17 : “Untouchability In Shops”

Dalits are not allowed to enter shops even if they are paying customers. They have to either throw their money into the hands of the "upper" caste shopkeepers without touching them or leave the money on the floor. Goods touched by Dalits are purified by putting them once through a burning flame. 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.

Livelihood at stake in Chatra

 
/ September 16, 2022

The matter is serious - in Jatrahi village under Sikid village council of Chatra Block, Chatra District of Jharkhand, 25 families of Bhuyan community were living for 70 years and they are asked to relocate.

Community demands stronger rescue operations for the missing minor girl

 
/ September 15, 2022

The villages in Sundarbans area of West Bengal State are impoverished. Taking advantage of their poverty, the human traffickers easily find victims to lure away. 

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