Eradicating Caste-Based Discrimination

KHAIRLANJI

In 2006, four members of the Bhotmange family were tortured and killed by a mob of caste Hindus. The media ignored this act of brutality.

Manuski played an important role in highlighting the Khairlanji massacre, and was one of the first to prepare a fact-finding report and distribute it to media and civil society organisations.

A series of debates, discussions, and protests followed the Khairlanji massacre in India and across the world, making it a landmark in the history of fighting caste-based violence.

Since the Khairlanji massacre, Manuski has trained over 200 Community-Based Organisations (CBOs), Non Governmental Organisatons (NGOs) and over 1000 individual activists in advocacy of human rights, legal frameworks available to prevent atrocities, and punitive measures available on violation of rights. It also works closely with international Human Rights Organisations, and regularly submits fact-finding reports to the State and National Human Rights Commission.

Today Manuski conducts training in:

  • Prevention of Atrocity Act, 1993
  • Budget Rights
  • Right to Information Act
  • Domestic Violence Act
  • Conducting fact finding in atrocity cases
The fate of Nitin Aage
Nitin Aage was 17 years old when he was brutally killed and hanged from a tree by Maratha men in 2014. They suspected him of having an affair with their upper caste girl. Manuski was part of the fact-finding committee for this atrocity, in order to bring justice to Nitin Aage’s family. Manuski has been part of an active statewide campaign to garner public support against caste-based violence.