Tag: maharashtra

Women workers demand social security & financial aid

 
/ May 18, 2015

Nashik, Maharshtra | Maya Khodve CC Maya reports on the plight of women workers at a garbage dump in Nashik. They demand social security and financial aid on account of low daily wages and the hazardous environment they work in. Lack of proper safety gear can lead to death: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_daBZNvfjw...

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...

Life under threat: Dalit suffering sees no end

 
/ April 14, 2014

Forty scheduled caste families residing in Wasai village of Maharashtra had their yearly crops destroyed by 50 ‘so called upper caste’ people. After destroying their crops the upper caste people were also threatening to kill the poor famers and have blocked all the ways to their fields. When the farmers...

Surviving Domestic Violence

 
/ February 14, 2014

“The first year of my marriage was happy… For the next eight years, grave acts of violence were committed against me by my husband and in laws”, says Shivba Manohar who has, with her two children, left that hellish nightmare behind. Community Correspondent Shanti Yevtikar brings you her story from...

“I will not leave the land even if I die”

 
/ January 30, 2014

Fakirs, Adivasis and Banjaras, the three tribal communities have been living on forest land in Aunda village of Hingoli district, Maharashtra. Most people are farmers and earn two meals a day by cultivating seasonal crops. Since last few years, they are being harassed by the Forest department officials on account...