Community Correspondents

Amit Kumar

Amit Kumar

Amit Kumar is a Dalit activist and Community Correspondent from Haryana, a state infamous for violence inflicted upon the lower castes. His first video, ‘Caste Violence in Haryana’, exposes the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual devastation wrought by members of the upper caste Jat community upon the lower caste Dalits and the internal police corruption which allows it to happen. Personal, provocative and proactive, Amit’s IndiaUnheard videos continue to shape a new platform from which he, and victims of violence, discrimination and caste slavery, can find justice.

Videos from Amit

No work for 3 years under MNREGA -Anil from Uttar Pradesh reports

 
/ November 24, 2015

The MGNREGA was initiated with the objective of “enhancing livelihood security in rural areas by providing at least 100 days of guaranteed wage employment in a financial year, to every household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work”. But the people of Kushal Village in Uttar Pradesh have...

Bihar Community Collects Money to Repair Its Own Well

 
/ September 20, 2016

In the year 2014, Sahuja Devi, a resident of Bihar would worry about the depleting water in the community well every morning. The government well, the only source of water in Kailashpur village had been lying in a dilapidated condition for two years and would soon crumble. “We requested the...

Oppression on oppressed

 
/ August 29, 2016

This video was made by a Video Volunteers Community Correspondent. Community Correspondents come from marginalised communities in India and produce videos on unreported stories. These stories are ’news by those who live it.’ they give the hyperlocal context to global human rights and development challenges. See more such videos at...

Oppressed Dalits: Abused, beaten up by the upper caste

 
/ October 30, 2015

Romiya Devi and her family from Gaya in Bihar were attacked by the upper caste people on the 3rd of March 2015. Stones, cow dung and bad words were thrown at her house. When she and her husband asked them to stop, the upper caste people barged into their house...

Dalit Women demand Sanitation & Dignity

 
/ December 28, 2011

No toilets for village in Kaithal, Haryana.

Ruined Rations leave Poor Hungry

 
/ November 21, 2011

In Ladwa, Haryana, wheat rations are not fit for human consumption

Unfixed Light Endanger Lives

 
/ September 26, 2011

In Valmiki Nagar, Haryana, a solar light installed at a dangerous intersection lies broken.