|On 15th August we asked you, what independence meant to you. This video is a telling account of the level of independence many have in India 69 years after India gained Independence. Labels like Caste, gender and religion still guide people's lives, curb their freedom, and impinge on their rights.
It was 66th Independence day celebration in the Dalit locality of Baddi village in Rohtas district of Bihar. 300 non-Dalit people belonging to the Rajput community, at around 8.15 a.m, equipped with arms and ammunition entered the premises demanding to construct a memorial and hoist a flag in memory of their martyr Nishant Singh.
Community Correspondent Amarjeet reports in his very first video, on a caste-based skirmish that left 54 injured and one dead. Many have lost all their belongings as their homes turned to ashes in the firing done by the hands of the upper caste community.This is what independence tastes like for many a Dalits in India.
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.
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.