In Dedorpahar, Mandro Block of Sahebganj district in Jharkhand, Joel Malto took 10000 INR each from Poonam malto and 25 others promising them a job in Janseva Bima Yojana(Janseva Insurance Scheme). It has been more than a year since Joel promised them a permanent job in the Government. Among the scammed, is also our Community Correspondent Sanju Malto.
Un-employment is a big issue in Jharkhand and more so in the rural areas. A majority of the tribals residing in these regions are illiterate. Displaced and forcefully evicted, community like the Paharia know not many means to sustain themselves. They usually work as daily wage labourers where they can barely sustain themselves as getting work is also scarce. In such a condition a lot of people around the resort to measures like in this story. CC Sanju made this video to highlight this case and show people like her community the real side of such affairs. Equipped with a camera and hope of a much - much brighter future, Sanju has resolved to change the stagnant state of development in her community.
Call to action : You can help CC Sanju to resolve this issue by calling on 06436222033 and requesting the Superintendent of police to help the community find justice. By calling, messaging or sharing this story, you will also be helping Sanju in spreading awareness on this issue and reaffirming her confidence & determination in bringing palpable change to her community.
This video was made by a Video Volunteers Community Correspondent Sanju Malto. Community Correspondents come from marginalised communities in India and produce videos on unreported stories. These stories are ’news by those who live it.’ They give the hyperlocal context to global human rights and development challenges. See more such videos at www.videovolunteers.org. Take action for a more just global media by sharing their videos and joining in their call for change.
Many applications later, hundreds of people continue to suffer.
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