According to a study conducted by Sakshi- Human Rights Watch, there are above 100 forms of untouchability and discrimination on SC STs is prevailing. These all are the gross violation of human rights and also violation of laws of the land.
- Segregation of drinking vessels the SC STs are supposed to get their tumblers or bowls to relish the menu at these outlets.
- In some instances Dalits are served in aluminium tumblers contrary to steel tumblers used for dominant caste groups.
- In case of common water source Dalits are not allowed to fetch water but dominant castes draw the water for the Dalits and pour into their pots. They have to wait until dominant caste people come and pleased to fetch the water for them.
- In certain cases Dalits and dominant castes stand in separate queues at different pulleys of the wells.
- Dalits are not supposed to touch the pots of dominant castes.
- Dalits have to fetch water only after dominant castes draw water.
- In most of the villages separate wells and bore-wells persist for Dalits and dominant caste. In case of acute shortage of water dominant castes can fetch water from Dalit water source. But on the contrary if similar situation arise for Dalits, they are denied. In case dominant castes want to fetch water from Dalits’ bore-well they primarily are supposed to clean the bore-well and its surroundings.
- In case of natural lakes, ponds and tanks Dalits are supposed to fetch from the downstream where dominant castes do not approach.
- Pouring drinking water in to the hands of SC STs instead of giving it in a glass
- Dalits are not allowed to enter into their houses and they are compelled to stand far away from the houses of dominant castes. Dalits can only go to certain parts of their houses i.e. the outer extension of the house, outside the threshold but not the interior parts of their houses. In some cases Dalits are allowed but they are asked to clean their feet and hands before they come into their houses. Dalits are sometime allowed to enter to store their agricultural produce at the time of harvest
- On occasion of marriage or a function in dominant caste families, Dalits are not invited, in case invited they are supposed to dine after the dominant caste finish their turn. In certain cases Dalits are supposed to get their plates and in certain instances they are told to wash their plates after the dinner.
- Some time they are served in towels or they hold their upper garment. In most of the cases Dalits are served at a distant place from the hosted premises.
- Segregation in seating – Dalit students have to sit separately that too at backside in the schools, Teachers abuse SC ST children by Caste Name and Not allowed to eat together with non-Dalit students, there will be segregation of Water facilities
- Discrimination between Dalit and non-Dalit teachers, Discrimination between Dalit students and non-Dalit teacher, Not admitting children in schools at dalit at SCST villages
- Prohibit to wear clean/good clothes come to the vicinity of dominates castes
- Dalits are not allowed to sit on public places such as Racchabanda, bus stops. Or Dalit allowed to sit but at down level
- Dalit have sit separately at some distance from other castes’ people.
- Dalit have to stand at these places with folded hands.
- Dalits are not allowed to walk with sandals in the vicinity of dominant castes.
- Not allowed to use umbrella in dominant caste localities.
- Not allowed to ride cycles, rickshaws, in certain cases not allowed going even on bullock carts.
- If non-Dalits encounter Dalit women in the way, Dalit women are supposed to walk at a distance.
- Dalit women should wear their saree above the knees and cover their head whenever they find non-Dalits walking in the way.
- Dalit women are not allowed to wear blouses.
- Dalit women are not allowed to wear gold jewellery
- Forced drum beating for funerals and festivals/jataras
- Forced grave digging and Cremation
- Harbingers death news
- Chappal Making
- Removal of carcass
- Animal Sacrifice
- Dalits are supposed to sweep the whole village at the time of festivals and jataras.
- Manual Scavenging
- Standing up in respect before dominant castes and standing with folding hands
- Denial of laundry service
- Dalits themselves take their clothes to dhobi ghat (place of washing clothes) and wet their clothes at lower level of the stream and wait till the dhobi washes.
- Even laundry shop owners deny ironing clothes of Dalits.
- They render service but they do not take grain as paid by the other non-dalit communities
- Dalits are denied to provide hair cutting services
- In some cases if a family member is providing hair cutting services to Dalits the same person is not supposed to provide to non-Dalits.
- Hair cutting saloons, a recent phenomenon in villages. If Dalits allowed into the shops but they use separate instruments.
- Dalits are allowed into shops, but are denied the service at home as they do to dominant castes.
- Person who serves dominant castes is not allowed to serve to the Dalits but another person from same family can provide service to the Dalits.
- In certain cases they render service to Dalits in Dalit locality but they purify themselves immediately after coming back to their house.
- Tailor does not touch while taking measurements, take measurements from distance.
- Darning services are not extended to Dalits as they do for non-Dalits,
- When Dalit goes to a tailor he/she should take the measurements at home
- Prohibited to touch pot while purchasing and they take whatever the potter gives
- Denial of Carpenter Services
- Prohibited enter into the shops
- Allowed but should not touch any thing
- Should stand in separate line not touching non-Dalits
- Not allowing to touch items and have to show with a small stick while purchasing
- Dalit can sell in the weekly market but they should only sell dry fish and fish.
- Keeping money or items Dalits bought on floor
- Dalit should stand outside the shop and exchange takes place by throwing money and item.
- Keeping separate tray for Dalit by which exchange takes place.
- In PDS Depots Dalit should stand outside the shop and exchange takes place by throwing money and item.
- Should stand carefully without touching the belongings of non-Dalits
- At any queue Separate timings for SC STs
- Dealer do not touch Dalits while giving provisions
- Discrimination at Working in the fields – Standing outside the field until non-Dalits finishes ritual performance in the beginning of agricultural activity.
- Entering into the fields only after non-Dalits
- Not allowed to take water from wells and pots
- Dalits have to bring drinking water to the working place.
- Need to keep their lunch boxes separately
- Need to sit separately while taking lunch
- Should not touch the vessels if the non-Dalit employer provides lunch
- Lease rates and conditions differ for Dalit tenants and dominant castes
- Discrimination in Payment of wages – No Physical contact, Keeping money on the floor, throwing in to hands
- When Dalits invite non-Dalit for some celebrations, they just come but don’t eat the food prepared by the Dalit but hire a man from their community and makes him cook separately for them.
- Non-Dalits never attend the functions or any kind of celebrations in the Dalit families but their quota of food should be ordered directly from the shop without getting into physical contact with Dalits.
- Food for Dalits is served in leaves but for non-Dalits in plates.
74. Buying Stamps and other things in post office, Discrimination in delivering of letters by postman and Late delivery of letters- Delivering letters through other Dalits without visiting SC ST villages
75. Discrimination in Heath services (Private and Public) – Denial of entry into heath centres
76. Separate line for Dalits in health centres
77. Avoiding physical touch in checkups and prescribing medicines
78.Heath workers do not visit Dalit SC ST villages
79. Asking Dalits to come to main village for treatment
80. Denial of selling products – Sale of milk by SC STs
81.Discrimination in Public Transport Services – Dalit have to enter into buses after the dominant Castes.
82.Dalits have to sit on backside seats in the buses.
83.Dalits are not allowed to sit besides the dominant castes’ people.
84.Dalits have to offer seats to dominant caste people even though entered late.
85.Electoral and Political Discrimination Denial of entry into polling booths
86.Segregation of seats in village council
87.Preventing exercise of franchise
88.Forced to vote for their candidates
89.Separate queues at polling booths
90.Permitted to Vote only after dominant castes
91.Dalit sarpanch will not be given Panchaayat records
92.Ward members, sarpanch to stand in front of non-Dalit ward members
93. Dalits should not hoist party flags of their choice
94.Religious and Cultural Discrimination – Denial of entry into temples.
95.Denial of sitting before temples.
96.Confined to drum beating during festival and jataras (traditional festivals to please deities), and act as harbingers of information pertaining to religious get-togethers.
97.Religious processions of upper caste deities will not enter Dalits localities
98.Dalits deities processions should not enter non-dalit localities
99.Dalits denied to offer performing pooja and breaking of coconut
100.Brahmins deny performing marriage rituals, naming ceremonies, death rituals, house warming, etc.,
101.Dalit men will not be entertained by non-Dalit jogins
102.Dalit jogins cannot bargain for services and cannot deny services to any upper castes
103.Dalits cannot bury their dead in the village burial ground
104.Dalit are not to take marriage processions in the vicinity of dominant castes. In some case Dalits are allowed but should not beat drums.
105.In certain villages Dalits are allowed but bride and groom should be on foot in dominant castes’ vicinity.
106.Untouchability in Marriages of the Dalits – Blessings – compulsion Collection of Nuptial Knot (Mangalsuthra or Thaali)
107.Funeral Procession: Dalits are not supposed to take funeral procession through the dominant caste dwelling areas.
108.Sitting arrangements in the Women’s self help group meetings- Segregation of seating arrangements in SHG meetings
109. Prohibit to organize meetings in SC ST Villages
110.Separate groups, upper caste members will not join dalit groups-Dalits not allowed to join upper caste groups
111.Discrimination in Irrigation facilities to SC STs – Prohibit to irrigate lands before other castes, Need to take permission from other caste
112.Separate seating arrangements in Government tailoring centre
113. Dalit daya allowed entry into house but will not be allowed to take bath after labour service while non-Dalit daya can take bath.
114.Dalit daya is supposed to sit outside with curtains around and help in delivery
115.Non-Dalit daya-if she serves labour service to the Dalit, she will not take bath and not take the saree they offer.
116.Non-Dalit daya will not bathe the baby
 Dr. Prasad Sirivella, Study on Untouchability in Andhra Pradesh, Sakshi Human Rights Watch, Andhra Pradesh, 2002, viewed on 1st may 2013 at http://annihilatecaste.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Prevailing-forms-of-Untouchability-Practices.pdf
 Traditional meeting place in the Telangana villages to resolve the disputes in the village by the land lords
 In Hinduism, a devadasi (Sanskrit: servant of deva or devi (god)) is a girl “married” to a deity and dedicated to worship and service of the deity or a temple for the rest of her life it resulted as prostitution
 Traditional child birth experts in Telangana region