Tag: Article 17

Dalit students discriminated in a school from Gujarat

 
/ May 27, 2016

Discrimination against Dalits is in the educational system is a widespread problem across Indian states. The students are often alienated socially in their classrooms. They are victims of physical abuse by classmates and educators, from primary education to university. A glaring example of this discrimination was captured in Gujarat’s Surendranagar...

Only 2 teachers teach 226 students in this school

 
/ March 25, 2016

At Uttardariyapur Primary School in Malda, West Bengal, two teachers, one of them the head master, look after and teach 226 children, varying in age from 6 to 12 years. The school is from Standard I to Standard V. They have to teach bengali, english, maths, environmental sciences….. According to...

Houses of Dalit families burnt by upper caste men

 
/ October 9, 2014

12 powerful men from the ‘upper caste’ burnt down the houses of 4 Dalit families, our Community Correspondent Reena Devi reports from Maha Dalit Tola area of Chitauria Village in Katihar, Bihar. ย  The conflict arose because the attackers had been trying to forcefully evict the residents. A meeting date...

Article 17: Untouchability in a graveyard

 
/ August 22, 2014

This video documents discrimination on the basis of caste being practiced in a graveyard. The left side is allocated to the Dalits while the right is reserved for the non Dalits. ย Father Arun acknowledges that untouchability has been perpetuating in the church and strongly condemns the practice of untouchability.ย 

“Why Are we Untouchable?”| Article 17

 
/ April 14, 2014

Untouchability, a practice defined a few centuries ago, continues to define the lives of ‘Dalits’ across India. They find themselves confined to a corner of their village unable to participate in anything. About the Partnership: The Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Programme and Video Volunteers have come together to create...