Tag: Discrimination

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...

The Bare Life: Discrimination Against Widows

 
/ December 26, 2016

A Hindu widow is supposed to take off all ornaments, wear only black or white, cut her hair short, walk barefoot after her husband dies. It’s a living death for her–she cannot even participate in auspicious ceremonies like weddings, nor is she allowed to remarry. By contrast nothing changes for...

Challenging a 400 year old custom that denied women temple entry

 
/ December 16, 2016

From Hinduism to Judaism to Christianity to Islam, religious restrictions surrounding menstruation and the belief that it makes women’s bodies impure are common across the board. While the judiciary has upheld women’s right to equality in cases of Shani Shingnapur, Haji Ali and Sabarimala, where women were denied entry to...

Challenging a 400 year old custom that denied women temple entry

 
/ December 16, 2016

From Hinduism to Judaism to Christianity to Islam, religious restrictions surrounding menstruation and the belief that it makes women’s bodies impure are common across the board. While the judiciary has upheld women’s right to equality in cases of Shani Shingnapur, Haji Ali and Sabarimala, where women were denied entry to...

We will be her voice – Solidarity group stands by Handwara Survivor

 
/ June 2, 2016

Handwara was an irrelevant small town in Kupwara district of Kashmir until April 12th, 2016. A 16-year old schoolgirl had alleged that an Indian Army jawan had attempted to sexually molest her in a public toilet. The incidents shook the Kashmiri youth, and the rest of India into action, crying...

Governement turns blind eye towards the manual sacengers

 
/ May 11, 2016

Three young sanitation workers enter a sewer in Dhrangadhra town in Gujarat without any protective gear. This practice of manual cleaning, carrying, disposing or handling, human excreta from dry latrines, open drains or pits  and sewers without protective gear is criminalised by The Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and...

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...

Justice Denied: A case of casteism in Bihar

 
/ September 8, 2014

News reports from Bihar are scarcely positive, thanks to decades of incompetent and ignorant administration. The hope of development, on the basis of which Nitish Kumar was elected the chief-minister back in 2005, started to decay slowly and is non-existent today. Worse still, discrimination on the basis of caste still...