Tag: Dalits

Discrimination stands alive in crematoriums

 
/ November 7, 2012

The crematories for Dalits in Delwara district of Rajasthan are in very bad shape. There is no place for the relatives to sit and no arrangement for drinking water. There is no shed to burn the body. During monsoons, the relatives use rubber tyres to burn the deceased.  For the...

Untouchability as practised in Churches

 
/ May 7, 2012

Christian Dalits are not allowed to sing in churches. They are even buried in separate graves are not allowed to move out of their caste even if they convert. This is a clear sign of caste based discrimination as is practised in many parts of India. This so-called “tradition” exists...

Workers Caught in Dead-End Deal

 
/ December 14, 2011

The brick kiln labourers are one of the largest workforces of unregulated labour in India.

The Forgotten Murder of Ludhiana

 
/ November 18, 2011

In Punjab, a sweeper is killed in broad day light while wife awaits compensation

Life saving equipment a dream for sewage workers

 
/ September 27, 2011

Imagine walking around on a hot, humid summer day. You feel sweaty, tired, and dehydrated. Now imagine if you were unblocking sewers full of human excrement with your bare hands in such heat. Sewer cleaners in Walhe village of Maharashtra continue to work with human waste, refuse, and toxic fumes...

“How IndiaUnheard Has Changed Me”

 
/ August 16, 2011

Ajeet Bahadur has been working as a Community Correspondent for one and a half year. He talks about the changes his work has brought to his life and to his community.