<SiteLock

District Magistrate: Remove untouchability from Karauli (Rajasthan) #Dignity4All

Stalin K

Last weekend, I was a guest on Satyamev Jayate with Aamir Khan where we discussed the issue of untouchability and how this illegal practice is still shockingly a part of Indian tradition.

In Dangariya village of Rajasthan, "lower caste" women are asked to remove their footwear as they pass "upper caste" neighbourhoods. This has been happening for several years, in spite of untouchability having been declared illegal by the Constitution of India.


If these women wore slippers in front of the so called 'upper caste neighbourhoods' they would be abused and their husbands would be troubled for days.

To help these women get their dignity back, I have started a petition on Change.org telling the District Magistrate of Karauli to abolish untouchability and punish those who practice it.

On the show we saw examples of how support from the police and authorities can help get rid of untouchability.

The DM of Karauli can help these women by enforcing strict laws against untouchability and punishing those who practice it. We need 5000 signatures to put pressure on the DM and support these women lead a dignified life.

Article 17 on the Constitution of India states Untouchability is abolished and its practice in any form is punishable under law. Yet it's a practice that thousands still take part in several places like Dangariya.

The DM should ensure that this practice is abolished and these women are provided adequate security to lead a dignified life.

Join me and help women in Dangariya village lead a dignified life. Tell the District Magistrate of Karauli to end this tradition and provide security to the dalit women who are forced to follow this tradition.

Thanks for taking action,

Stalin K,

Video Volunteers

Other Related Articles

Regret not if we Perish!
Wednesday, 25 August 2021
  A Sneak peek into a Dalit Family's Legal Struggle A.B. Karl Marx Siddharthar On 29th, June, 2021 I, being the victim/petitioner in an atrocity case, visited the Collector's Office, Chennai to... Read More...
Unnao after Hathras: Atrocities, again and again
Monday, 22 February 2021
Sonali Shirke In Baburha village, Unnao district, of Uttar Pradesh, a horrific incident of atrocities against Dalit girls has once again come to light on February 17 (many such incidents happen every... Read More...
Call for Litigation Associate
Friday, 30 October 2020
  Criminal Justice & Police Accountability Project The Criminal Justice & Police Accountability Project is a Bhopal-based research and litigation intervention working to build... Read More...
Call for Law Interns
Thursday, 29 October 2020
  Criminal Justice and Police Accountability Project Call for Law Interns The Criminal Justice and Police Accountability Project (CPAProject) is a research and litigation intervention... Read More...
The Misnomer Called Riot
Monday, 24 August 2020
  Bobby Kunhu "It is the nature of physics to hear the loudest of mouths over the most comprehensive ones." ― Criss Jami, Killosophy In discussions relating to identity in South Asia – when... Read More...

Recent Popular Articles

Regret not if we Perish!
Wednesday, 25 August 2021
  A Sneak peek into a Dalit Family's Legal Struggle A.B. Karl Marx Siddharthar On 29th, June, 2021 I, being the victim/petitioner in an atrocity case, visited the Collector's Office, Chennai to... Read More...