Tag: National Commission for Schedule Caste

Polluting Touch: Taps cleaned after Dalit’s touch

/ April 17, 2012

Village women and children vigorously clean common water taps only because a Dalit has used it before them. They maintain that even if a Dalit has brushed up against it, the tap has to be ‘purified’. This is a clear sign of Untouchability as is practised in many parts of...

Hands chopped off for quenching thirst: Polluting touch

/ April 17, 2012

When a thirsty youth drank water from a pot meant for other castes, the reaction was immediate and brutal. He was abused, assaulted and his hands were chopped off. Community Correspondent, Satyawan Verma interviews the young man belonging to Chamar community whose hand was chopped off for quenching his thirst....