Tag: Caste based discrimination

Impact| Getting Water for Dalit Hamlet in Maharashtra

 
/ March 7, 2016

Under the Self Governance Scheme, the government made arrangements for clean drinking water at Warola village. But that scheme did not reach the dalit hamlet which is home to 250 families. Only the dalit community was deprived of their right to clean drinking water. ‘We have no water through out...

Illegal detention of Hrudananda Tandi, a dalit

 
/ December 10, 2014

Imagine being sent to jail because someone wanted a piece of your land; imagine being embroiled in a long legal battle to keep what is yours to begin with. Community Correspondent Abhishek Kumar Dash shares the harrowing story of Hurdanand Tandi from tukula village in nuapada,Odisha. A Dalit, Hrudanand and...

In Search of Water and Dignity

 
/ April 30, 2014

Can you imagine living in a situation where trying to get access to water for your daily chores translates into a lack of dignity? Where every single day someone humiliates you when you try to fill a bucket of water? For 150 people of the Musahar community this is a...

Discrimination During Festival | ARTICLE 17

 
/ January 7, 2014

VV-PACS Community Correspondent Gyanti Kumari from Siwan district, Bihar reports on the often unseen and mostly unreported untouchability practiced during the Chhath Puja in Bihar. ‘Chhath’ in Bihar is celebrated with a lot of fervor & excitement. But the age old practice of untouchability plays a spoiler for many. “We...