Musahars of Bhadohi were chased away whenever they tried to get water from other neighbourhoods.
Physical violence and harrassment has forced Musahars towards desperation.
In India, we continue to practice manual scavenging, a derogatory practice, confined to people belonging to lower castes and resulting in their deaths.
One of India’s biggest religious hubs, Puri, is also a hub for atrocities against Dalits by upper caste individuals.
While Odisha is trying to gather pieces after Cyclone Fani, Dalit community in the Puri, are facing caste discrimination in the wake of catastrophe.
Even though the Constitution of India abolished the practice of Untouchability, a tea stall in Uttar Pradesh, Kushinagar, serves tea in the different cup to Dalits.
Sanitation workers often resort to consuming alcohol to become numb to the stench of drains. All they get in return? Delayed wages and stigma. Reena Ramteke reports on the scenes behind Swachh Bharat hoardings and songs.