Tag: Dalit rights

Our lives are threatened because we are asking for food. It is our right, right?

 
/ January 30, 2017

“You’re asking for rights? Do you know what caste you belong to?,” the Sarpanch (Village Head) reminded Samaru Vanvashi, a Dalit resident of Bisapur village in Uttar Pradesh. Samaru had approached the Sarpanch because he had not been paid his NREGA salary since 2014 and had not received his rationed...

Our lives are threatened because we are asking for food. It is our right, right?

 
/ January 30, 2017

“You’re asking for rights? Do you know what caste you belong to?,” the Sarpanch (Village Head) reminded Samaru Vanvashi, a Dalit resident of Bisapur village in Uttar Pradesh. Samaru had approached the Sarpanch because he had not been paid his NREGA salary since 2014 and had not received his rationed...

Eviction even in Death – The Reality of Bihar’s Dalits

 
/ November 30, 2016

The caste-based atrocities and injustice of Dalits of Bihar dipped a new low this year, as even the community’s dead are being evicted from their final resting places. This cold-hearted act has unearthed many graves, much to the misery and shock of the Dalits of the area. This incident was brought...

Eviction even in Death – The Reality of Bihar’s Dalits

 
/ November 30, 2016

The caste-based atrocities and injustice of Dalits of Bihar dipped a new low this year, as even the community’s dead are being evicted from their final resting places. This cold-hearted act has unearthed many graves, much to the misery and shock of the Dalits of the area. This incident was brought...

Police ignores dying declaration, Accused out on bail: Sanjay Khobragade Murder Case

 
/ June 19, 2014

At 2:30 am on 17th May six people from a ‘higher caste’ tried to kill Sanjay Khobragade, a Dalit rights activist, over a caste based land dispute. They set him on fire while he slept in his house. With over 80-85% burns on his body, he passed away while at...

The Job that Made Him Untouchable | Article 17

 
/ January 7, 2014

A man is treated like an untouchable because he earns a living by disposing carcasses of dead animals. About the Partnership: The Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Programme and Video Volunteers have come together to create the Community Correspondents Network. The videos generated by the network will be able to...

Divided by Caste While Thanking God | Article 17

 
/ January 7, 2014

People from the lower Chamar Caste perform their rituals of the Chhat celebrations away from people of the upper castes. The Chhat prayers are to thank the sun god for sustaining life. About the Partnership: The Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Programme and Video Volunteers have come together to create...