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.
-- 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/