Confined to a corner of the village, the Dalit community of Delwara, Rajasthan have been living in miserable conditions for as long as they can remember. While the rest of the village now has roads and electricity, this community has neither, Community Correspondent Shambhuraj Tanwar reports.
The Dalit community in Delwara has been working as sweepers and cleaners for a very long time. They are responsible for keeping the village clean, but when it comes to development and empowerment of this community, nothing is being done by the Government. The community is deprived of proper roads, water facilities, electricity or a community hall. The government is ignoring all the applications given to them by this Dalits community to develop their area.
This is a clear case of caste-based discrimination which is prohibited in India under Article 15 of Indian Constitution which prohibits discrimination on grounds of caste .
In this video of UPS Manwan Awoora school, Kupwara, Kashmir, the community correspondent Pir Azhar shows us that there are nine classes for 250 students, and due to lack of space, the lower primary classes are held outside in the open. Also the school has only 7 teachers.