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Maharashtra’s Nomadic Behrupiya Tribe remains Marginalized

 
/ January 6, 2016

Traditionally a community of street performers, known to bring comic relief to day-to-day life through witty dialogues, vivid costumes and makeup, the Behrupiya community struggles to find its space in the modern era of entertainment. With their main source of livelihood under threat, the nomadic community struggles to eke out an...

Sardar Sarovar Dam Oustees Duped Again

 
/ December 23, 2015

People rehabilitated under the Sardar Sarovar project, have the right to receive 5 acres of land if they are beneficiaries. In this video, we talk to Wadage and Kheti Vasave, two of the farmers who lost their land in the Sardar Sarovar Dam Project. Wadage Vasave shifted house in 1995...

Acid attack survivor get 2 lakh compensation | Varsha reports for IndiaUnheard

 
/ November 17, 2015

Chanchal and her sister suffered an acid attack by 4 men on 21st October 2012 in Chitnawa village of Maner block in Bihar. They attacked them because they tried fending off their sexual harassment approaches. As per the rules, the victims are supposed to be compensated by the state. However,...

IMPACT: Reparative Justice for Medical Negligence Deaths in Jharkhand

 
/ November 6, 2015

Last year we launched “End Medical Negligence“, a campaign focused on getting better medical facilities at the Sub-Divisional Hospital in Madhupur, Jharkhand. CC Mukesh Rajak documented several cases of medical negligence at the government hospital that led to the death of a new-born, and of a 12 year old, among...

Forest dwellers in Bihar fight for their right

 
/ November 4, 2015

The Forests Rights Act (FRA) was passed about 10 years ago, even now its implementation is patchy and dependent on the initiative of individual district administrators. The FRA recognises that forest dwellers’ have rights over land that they have been occupying and their communities have rights over use and management...

Railway Line upgradation: Commuters left abandoned

 
/ November 3, 2015

The residents of 18 panchayats fall under Maiguli and Bikhna villages of West Champaran in Bihar. There is a stretch of railway line that passes through these Panchayats from Bhikna Thori to Narkatiaganj. Bhikna Thori station is the last station on the Indian side before the Indo-Nepal border. The stretch...

Dalits left vulnerable due to lack of ownership documents

 
/ October 30, 2015

“People belonging to the Yadav community threaten to evict us from our lands”, says Kamala Devi, a member of one of the 50 Dalit families residing in Dhakwal Bigha village. These people have not received their documents regarding ownership of the land they have been living on for the last...

Oppressed Dalits: Abused, beaten up by the upper caste

 
/ October 30, 2015

Romiya Devi and her family from Gaya in Bihar were attacked by the upper caste people on the 3rd of March 2015. Stones, cow dung and bad words were thrown at her house. When she and her husband asked them to stop, the upper caste people barged into their house...