Untouchability – On the Ground

Issues – Information – Inspiration

Community media isn’t just informative, it’s now entertaining! Video Volunteers' first webshow "On the Ground" is an exciting 10 minutes of expert information, dynamic visuals, and stories from our IndiaUnheard Community Correspondents, who are living the issues they report on.
The show focuses on our recently launched campaign demanding that the government implement Article 17 of the Constitution of India, which criminalizes practices of untouchability. We deconstruct the reality of untouchability and the caste system in India, and offer actions that can be taken by ordinary citizens to produce impact in the most extraordinary ways. Join Bollywood actor Purab Kohli and VV director Stalin K On the Ground.

Enjoy the show and show your support to ending Untouchability once and for all by signing the ARTICLE 17 petition here.

VV's work against Untouchability has been in the media a lot recently:

Watch Stalin K discuss caste and his documentary on untouchability on the landmark episode "Dignity For All" of cable television talk show Satyamev Jayate hosted by Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan here.

Read Stalin K's powerful blog on his personal experiences as an activist working against caste discrimination in India, featured in the impact section of The Huffington Post here.

Read About Video Volunteers efforts in trying to document caste discrimination in India in PRI's "The World".

Tehelka covers Video Volunteers' ARTICLE 17 campaign here.

The Dawn, Karachi on how India's maginalized turn video journalists to bridge the information gap. Read here.

The Student Teacher Ratio and School Area needs improvement

 
/ November 24, 2022

In this video of UPS Manwan Awoora school, Kupwara, Kashmir, the community correspondent Pir Azhar shows us that there are nine classes for 250 students, and due to lack of space, the lower primary classes are held outside in the open. Also the school has only 7 teachers. 

The Sinking Houseboats of Kashmir

 
/ November 23, 2022

Houseboats are a major tourist attraction in Kashmir. History says that this tradition started in the 1800s and since then it has created a unique heritage in the tourism industry.

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