Widows “invisible” that inhabit India: excluded from society and treated as pariahs (PHOTOS)

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Driven from their homes, excluded from society, unpopular with their families, not worthy to participate in religious ceremonies and for community events. Real pariah, of which despise even the shadow because the bearer of ominous and foreboding. This is the plight of Indian widows upon the death of her husband lose any rights and dignity. Forced to… Read more »

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 »