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

RTI Could Curb BPL Corruption

 
/ September 7, 2011

Man files RTI application in rural Haryana to fight for his BPL rights.

New Homes For Haryana’s Poor

 
/ January 18, 2011

200 Dalit families of Ludwa – the village of our correspondent Amit Kumar in Haryana – are set to get a new house under Indira Awaas Yojana.

India’s Untouched Temple!

 
/ November 3, 2010

Ramayana characters are worshipped in India while temples dedicated to the author of the epic is treated ‘untouchable’.

A Mirror To Valmiki Community

 
/ October 14, 2010

In this video the correspondent profiles his own community – the Valmikis, perhaps the most oppressed community in India.

Haryana TempleClosed to Dalits

 
/ September 2, 2010

In Haryana, people of Dalit communities, including the correspondent of this video are forbidden to enter temples.

New Homes forHaryana’s Poor

 
/ August 11, 2010

200 Dalit families of Ludwa – the village of our correspondent Amit Kumar in Haryana – are set to get a new house under Indira Awaas Yojana.

Teacher CanesDalit Student

 
/ July 29, 2010

Atrocities on Dalit communities is one of the ugly realities of India that refuses to decrease.

Toxic Fumes Blanket Village

 
/ July 16, 2010

Toxins from a Ladwa rice mill pose serious health risks to the local Valmiki Nagar community.