Toiletten helfen Kastenlosen

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Still in India latrines are emptied by hand. Dalits do the dirty work, which are also abused as untouchables. An organization helping them to overcome social exclusion – by selling toilets. "We are human beings, not animals," says Asha Dhamuniya. But she had felt for a long time so the 20-year-old from the town of Tonk supplemented in… Read more »

‘Untouchables’ and ‘Brahmins’ bathe together for the first time in a ritual in India

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A HISTORIC BREAK TABOO The origin of the discrimination was his job: empty latrines every day. A brahman has been the driving force behind this progress through his NGO has installed 7,000 public toilets and 1.2 million private toilets. The ritual involves bathing waist, throwing water in four directions while reciting prayers. On 7 February,… Read more »

Breaking a taboo, bathed Dalit alongside Brahmins during the Maha Kumbh Mela which is taking place in Allahabad

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On February 7, a hundred members of the sub-caste Bhangis took part, alongside Brahmins, the ritual bath in the Sangam on the occasion of the Maha Kumbh Mela currently taking place near the town of Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh). In doing so, they broke a taboo deeply rooted in Indian mindsets, becoming the first representatives … … their community, located at… Read more »

India: Untouchables swim alongside Brahmins during the Maha Kumbh Mela

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India: Untouchables swim alongside Brahmins during the Maha Kumbh Mela Broken taboo Allahabad (India), February 9, 2013 (APIC) One hundred members of a caste of untouchables in India have participated in the February 7, 2013 ritual bath of the Maha Kumbh Mela alongside the caste Hindu priests "top" of Brahmins. The gigantic celebration is taking place… Read more »

Shit Reamers allowed on festival hold hands of priests

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On the Indian festival Kumbh Mela is all broken traditions: women of the caste human feces cleanup, along with high-ranking priests perform various rituals. That is very unusual in India, where even the shadow of untouchables sometimes still shunned by people from a higher caste. The initiative comes from Bindeshwar Pathak, a man who has long… Read more »