Musahars overcome fear, but face a long road ahead
Though it might seem to be a small change in the eyes of the others, it has meant a lot to the Musahars. “Those who had been victims of torture have become human rights defenders. A public hearing on atrocities against Scheduled Caste (SC) was organized by NHRC in November 2013. We have made all the complaints to the NHRC including individual testimonies,” Bablu Ram Musahar told VillageSquare.in.
Despite the improvement in their lives, livelihood options for the Musahars are still limited. Even so, Sarai is a successful example of intervention at the grassroots level, which had helped in breaking the culture of silence by eliminating fear.