THE RECENT GANG-RAPE and brutal killing of two teenage girls in Uttar Pradesh has caused outrage and astonishment across India and the entire globe. The two Dalit cousins, with no toilet facilities in their home went to a nearby field to relieve themselves were set upon and horribly and continuously raped and then murdered.
So many have been stunned by the pitiless brutality of these shameful actions, but few understand the part that caste, and particularly the situation of the Dalits, as India’s Untouchables plays in all this. These stark realities of 21st century India are fully explored in our film, India’s Forgotten Women, which is available with its extensive extra features from our PVT Film Collection on DVD, and can be seen in full as free view here.
We hope that those who watch this film will discuss its hard reality with a wide circle and encourage others to see it and do the same. For the Dalits, the painful truth is the media pick up on the occasional outrageous story of Dalit oppression, but for India’s Untouchables - with no exaggeration - history repeats itself literally every day. We urge you to use this film in whatever way you can to help change this appalling situation.