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Lucknow | 3 months ago
UP seeks withdrawal of rape case against minister

Lucknow, Jan 9 - The Uttar Pradesh government has recommended the withdrawal of a rape case against one of its ministers.The home department has written to the Bijnor district magistrate that after a careful study of the case, it found the charges levelled against Stamp and Registration Minister Manoj Kumar Paras to be untrue.It also directed the district administration to ensure that Paras gets a ...
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Lucknow | 11 months ago
Man accused of violence against Dalit woman activists arrested

Lucknow, May 20 - The man accused of bullying and physically abusing five Dalit woman activists in Uttar Pradesh's Lalitpur district last week, was arrested there Monday, police said. He was presented before a court which sent him to 14 days' judicial custody.Lalitpur's Superintendent of Police J.P. Singh told IANS that they were on the trail of Sahab Singh Yadav for the last five days and succeed ...
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Bhubaneswar | 1 year ago
Dalit woman raped in Odisha, one arrested

Bhubaneswar, April 23 - A 50-year-old man was arrested Tuesday for raping a Dalit woman in Odisha, police said.The incident took place Sunday in a village near Nandapur town of Koraput district, about 700 km from here, but came to light after the woman lodged a complaint with the police Monday night, H.K. Padhi, chief of Nandapur police station, told IANS.Citing the woman's complaint, Padhi said s ...
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1 year ago
Police interrogate Himachal legislator

Panchkula -, Jan 9 - A newly elected Congress legislator from Himachal Pradesh was interrogated Wednesday by Haryana Police after his arrest in the murder of a 24-year-old Dalit woman in November.Police officials said Ram Kumar Chaudhary, arrested Tuesday after he surrendered in a court here, was likely to be taken to Baddi town in Himachal Pradesh, 50 km from here, and other places to investigate ...
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Chennai | 1 year ago
Stalin will carry on upliftment of Dalits: Karunanidhi

Chennai, Jan 3 - DMK president M. Karunanidhi Thursday said his second son, M.K. Stalin, would be the party's torchbearer after him to fight for the upliftment of Dalits.I will work till my death for the upliftment of the Dalit community. After my lifetime, it will be Stalin whom you should not forget, Karunanidhi said at a function in which over 2,000 Dalit members of PMK joined the DMK.While som ...
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Chennai | 1 year ago
Stalin torchbearer for upliftment of Dalits: Karunanidhi

Chennai, Jan 3 - DMK president M. Karunanidhi Thursday declared that his second son M.K. Stalin would be the party's torchbearer to fight for the upliftment of the Dalit community after him.I will work till my death for the upliftment of the Dalit community. After my lifetime it will be Stalin whom you should not forget, Karunanidhi said at a function in which over 2,000 PMK members joined the DMK ...
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1 year ago
After gang-rape, two accused commit suicide

Rohtak -, Nov 30 - Two youth accused of allegedly gang-raping a Dalit woman in Haryana committed suicide by jumping before a moving train on the Rohtak-Delhi line Friday, police said here.The duo, identified as Sandeep, 24, and Sunil, 25, of Ajayab village in this district, along with three others were booked by the Meham police Thursday evening on charge of committing gang-rape with a 30-year-old ...
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Chandigarh | 1 year ago
Woman called up alleged rapist before crime: Haryana Police

Chandigarh, Oct 10 - There was a new twist to the alleged gangrape of a pregnant Dalit woman in Haryana with the police Wednesday saying she called up one of the two alleged rapists minutes before the crime.The 19-year-old married woman, who is five months pregnant, had alleged she was gangraped by two young men Monday. The police later arrested the two accused.Kaithal police chief Kuldeep Singh s ...
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Chandigarh | 1 year ago
Four more rape cases in Haryana

Chandigarh, Oct 3 - At least four more alleged rape cases, including one of a minor girl and another gang-rape of a newly married woman, have been reported in Haryana in the past 48 hours, police said Wednesday.A newly-married woman was allegedly abducted and gang-raped last month by four men at Banwasa village under Gohana sub-division in Haryana's Sonipat district, 200 km from Chandigarh.Haryana ...
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Patna | 1 year ago
Dalit woman killed in Bihar for practising witchcraft

Patna, May 24- A 58-year-old Dalit woman was Thursday killed by her neighbour in Bihar's Gaya district, around 100 km from state capital Patna, for allegedly practicing witchcraft, police said.According to police, Lashki Devi was brutally beaten before being strangled to death by her neighbour Kapil Bhuiyan in Jumladih hamlet of Chotki Kewla village in Dumaria area of Gaya.Villagers said that Bhui ...
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New Delhi | 2 years ago
Will Mayawati's magic work in 2012? Pundits doubtful

New Delhi, Jan 31 - Her rock solid Dalit support may still be intact. But with charges of corruption and poor governance enveloping her, Chief Minister Mayawati may find the going tough in Uttar Pradesh, say political activists and pundits.The Bahujan Samaj Party - is determined to retain power it bagged in the country's most populous state five years ago on its own, stunning foes and friends alik ...
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Lucknow | 2 years ago
Rahul's rally politically motivated: Mayawati

Lucknow, July 9 - Dismissing Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's campaign against takeover of farmers' lands in Uttar Pradesh as 'politically motivated', Chief Minister Mayawati claimed her revised land acquisition policy to be the 'most farmer-friendly in the entire country'.She enumerated how her new policy has taken care to do away with the government's role in land acquisition for privat ...
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Hyderabad | 2 years ago
A woman's journey from hunger to the legislature

Hyderabad, June 26 - From a small hut in a remote village in East Godavari district to the Andhra Pradesh legislature, Anguri Lakshmi Shiva Kumari has come a long way.The 32-year-old Dalit woman, who had to discontinue her school education because of utter poverty, is today a member of the Andhra Pradesh legislative council, the upper house of the state legislature.Overcoming all odds with exempla ...
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Kathmandu | 3 years ago
Rape victim, daughter Nepal's new heroes for women

Kathmandu, March 8 - A 45-year-old Dalit woman who was raped nearly 20 years ago but was scared to lodge a police complaint and the daughter she gave birth to are the new heroes for women in Nepal today, after wresting a landmark victory for all women in the country.Parvati Damai -, who came from Dolakha district in northern Nepal, the preying ground of women traffickers, gave birth to her daughte ...
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Lucknow | 3 years ago
Congress leader to meet Uttar Pradesh Dalit rape victim

Lucknow, Dec 29 - Uttar Pradesh Congress president Rita Bahuguna Joshi said Wednesday she will visit a Dalit girl who was jailed after accusing a ruling Bahujan Samaj Party - legislator of Banda district of raping her.'It is a matter of shame that a Dalit girl has been raped by a ruling party MLA - and a Dalit woman chief minister, who claims to champion the cause of the downtrodden, has turned a ...
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Bhubaneswar | 3 years ago
Boycotted Dalit woman commits suicide in Orissa

Bhubaneswar, Nov 20 - A Dalit woman leader, who fought on behalf of two Dalit cooks who were sacked due to upper-caste protests, hanged herself late Friday, an organisation working for Dalit rights said Saturday.Saraswati Sethy, 28, was a resident of Sanamarichapalli village in the coastal district of Kendrapada, some 150 km from here.'She was repeatedly harassed by local officials and upper-caste ...
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Greater Noida | 3 years ago
Dalit woman gangraped in Greater Noida

Greater Noida, Aug 31 - A 20-year-old Dalit woman was allegedly gangraped at gunpoint in the Jewar area of Greater Noida, police said Tuesday.The incident came to light Tuesday when the woman complained to the police. 'Shalini - was sleeping on the terrace of her parents's house in Karoli locality of Jewar area Monday night when two neighbourers, identified as Bunty and Bhura, raped her at gunpo ...
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3 years ago
Dalit woman branded a witch, thrashed in Rajasthan

Tonk -, Aug 29 - A Dalit woman was labelled a witch and beaten up badly in Rajasthan's Tonk district, police said Sunday.Kamla Bairwa of Jhalra village in Tonk district, over 100 km from Jaipur, stated in her First Information Report - filed with the police Saturday that some villagers tagged her as a witch, insulted her and then beat her up. 'The villagers, especially the women, call me a witch. ...
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3 years ago
Dalit woman paraded naked in Punjab, one held

Batala -, Aug 16 - One person has been arrested for allegedly parading a Dalit woman naked in Punjab's Bhagwanpur village Aug 10, police said Monday.According to the police, the woman was allegedly paraded by her neighbours, who belong to an influential family. 'They forcibly took me to their house and thrashed me. Then they tore my clothes and forced me to go round the village,' the victim told ...
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Lucknow | 3 years ago
Mayawati completes three years in office Thursday

Lucknow, May 12 - Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati completes three years in office Thursday.The first ever Dalit woman chief minister of India's most populous state created history in 2007 by leading her Bahujan Samaj Party to winning a clear majority in the 403-member state assembly. It was after a gap of 17 years that any political outfit had managed to bag clear majority in the state's ho ...
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