• Petitioned Dr. P.L. Punia, Chairperson

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National Commission for Scheduled Castes
Dr. P.L. Punia, Chairperson
National Commission for Scheduled Castes
Dr. P.L. Punia, Chairperson

Dr. P.L. Punia, Chairperson, NCSC: Prosecute these 30 Untouchability offences #article17

    1. Stalin K
    2. Petition by

      Stalin K

      Goa, India

10 year old girl stopped from entering a temple because she is considered impure, students discriminated in schools and more than 30 such cases which prove how untouchability still exists in India. The National Commission for Schedule Castes (NCSC) has been ineffective in prosecuting these instances of untouchability.

Last year, I started a petition telling the Chairman of NCSC, Dr P.L. Punia, to take swift action to prosecute the offenses documented in the campaign videos and others like them. 

14th April marks Dr. Ambedkar’s birthday and is celebrated as Ambedkar Jayanti across India. The Ambedkar Jayanti this year also marked the first anniversry of my petition.

We have documented 30 videos through Video Volunteers, highlighting 30 atrocious instances of untouchability that have been ignored by NCSC.

We have appealed to the NCSC several times, sent thosuands of emails,visited them, sent them faxes, but till date, Dr. Punia's office hasn't issued a response to any of my appeals. Now, we need to increase pressure on the NCSC!

These videos, bring out the ineffectiveness of the National Commission for Scheduled Caste (NCSC) during Dr. Punia's tenure as Chairman.

The Constitution of India, under Article 17 states that Untouchability is abolished and it’s practice is punishable by law, but the 3000 year old attrocity still exists - because the NCSC is ignorant.

Please sign my petition and urge the National Commission for Scheduled Castes to take immediate action on these 30 instances of untouchability and ensure that such cases are prosecuted.

-- Our demand is that the NCSC needs to prosecute cases related to untouchability specially the 30 cases mentioned in the video

-- If the Commission is unable to fulfill these basic demands, Dr. Punia should accept his inability to enforce his duties and therefore step down from the office of Chairman.

Please sign and share my petition with your friends and family, asking them to join our campaign.


Here are all the 30 videos(instances of Untouchability that need to be prosecuted by the NCSC): http://indiaunheard.videovolunteers.org/anti-untouchability/

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 3,000 signatures
    2. Watch Videos

      Stalin K
      Petition Organizer

      You can watch all 22 videos that exposes the existence of untouchability practices across India. All videos are made by community video activists - by people who have experienced issues first hand.

    3. Tehelka supports ARTICLE 17 campaign

      Stalin K
      Petition Organizer

      We are very happy that Tehelka has featured this campaign on its website. We hope that Tehelka followers will help us reach our goal.

    4. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Abhishek yadav LUCKNOW, INDIA
      • 9 months ago

      must be for everyone

    • Ranjith S CHENNAI, INDIA
      • 10 months ago

      Growth should be inclusive in india.When one is developing other should not be just passive recipients of welfare.An

    • praveen mcv INDIA
      • 11 months ago

      I hate caste feelings... because Iam human religion.....

    • siva kumar HYDERABAD, INDIA
      • 11 months ago

      It is important to me because i am an Indian and I want to uplift my country's oppressed people socially and economically

    • Shreyas Bharadwaj MYSORE, INDIA
      • 11 months ago

      I am opposed to untouchability and the very idea of it being widely practised even after more than 65 yeas of independence is repulsive


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