Caste & Identity

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Fixing India: How Did Transgenders Survive the Lockdown Without Ration Cards?

 
/ November 11, 2020

When a sudden lockdown was announced in March 2020, transgenders of Uttar Pradesh had nowhere to go until a VV correspondent helped.

No Cards

Poor fearful of being termed ‘Stateless’ – NRC

 
/ April 6, 2020

A Community of daily wage workers consisting of men, women and children living in Patna are being forced to prove their citizenship in the state.

Life of Migrant Labourers in Kashmir

 
/ February 21, 2017

Kashmir has been depending on migrant workers to fulfil the increase in the demand for skilled labour for decades now.An estimated five lakh migrant labourers from Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab

Our lives are threatened because we are asking for food. It is our right, right?

 
/ January 30, 2017

“You’re asking for rights? Do you know what caste you belong to?,” the Sarpanch (Village Head) reminded Samaru Vanvashi, a Dalit resident of Bisapur village in Uttar Pradesh. Samaru had approached the Sarpanch because he had not been paid his NREGA salary since 2014 and had not received his rationed...

A Widow and her Children are Homeless

 
/ December 2, 2016

Heavy rains destroyed a widow’s house in Pipariyamal, Madhya Pradesh and the administration is proving to be of no help. She and her children have been homeless for four months.  Help her get a house by calling V A Karnd, the Sub Divisional Magistrate of the area on +91 9424312042 Community...

Loopholes in Police investigation in a Dalit Woman's Murder. Was it a foul play?

 
/ December 1, 2016

A Dalit woman Subita, from a poor household was found dead on the side of a well-traveled road in Maharashtra. While the police have lodged a mere accident report, the relatives including the deceased’s’ husband Satish and his parents are alleging foul play – saying that she was murdered in...

Eviction even in Death – The Reality of Bihar’s Dalits

 
/ November 30, 2016

The caste-based atrocities and injustice of Dalits of Bihar dipped a new low this year, as even the community’s dead are being evicted from their final resting places. This cold-hearted act has unearthed many graves, much to the misery and shock of the Dalits of the area. This incident was brought...

Caste Discrimination keeps Dalit Children from Schools

 
/ November 14, 2016

In Uttar Pradesh, a primary school accommodates students from nearby villages in Pratapghar district. Among them is Mansi, a student of class two. Mansi has a startling revelation: the principal forced her to dispose off the carcass of a puppy. When she refused to do so she was brutally caned....