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Patna | 22 days ago
Slain Ranvir Sena chief's son queers BJP poll pitch

Patna, April 1 - Slain Ranvir Sena chief Brahmeshwar Singh's son Indu Bhusan, who is contesting the Lok Sabha election from Patliputra constituency in Patna, has queered the pitch for the BJP.Indu Bhusan, who is a candidate of the Desi Kisan Party, is eyeing the support of farmers, particularly of his castemen - landed upper caste Bhumihars - who are considered pro-Bharatiya Janata Party -.Indu Bh ...
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New Delhi | 4 months ago
Relatives of Bihar twin massacres victims to move SC

New Delhi, Dec 18 - The relatives of those killed in the Bhatani Tola and the Laxmanpur Bathe massacres in Bihar will appeal in the Supreme Court against the Patna High Court verdict acquitting all the accused.Expressing outrage over the high court's verdict, Chitranjan Singh, national secretary of the People's Union for Civil Liberties - Wednesday said the killings were carried out by the Ranvir ...
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Patna | 5 months ago
CPI-ML to submit one crore signatures

Patna, Nov 13 - The CPI-ML plans to submit a petition with 10 million signatures to President Pranab Mukherjee to protest against the acquittal of dozens of accused in caste massacres in Bihar.CPI-ML general secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya Wednesday said the party will undertake a major signature drive across the state.The CPI-ML will submit one crore signatures to the president Dec 18 demanding j ...
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6 months ago
Acquittals in Dalit massacre can shake faith in system

The Patna High Court Oct 9 suspended conviction of the 26 accused in the Laxmanpur Bathe massacre for want of evidence. The trial court had convicted all 26 accused and sentenced 10 to life imprisonment and handed down capital punishment to 16 in April 2010.The gruesome massacre was committed Dec 1, 1997, in Laxmanpur Bathe village in south Bihar where 58 Dalits, including 27 women and 16 children ...
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Patna | 6 months ago
Five suspected Maoists arrested in Bihar

Patna, Oct 21 - Five suspected Maoists were arrested in Bihar's Simharua village during a police raid Monday, said a police officer.The arrested Maoists were allegedly involved in the killing of seven people in the state's Aurangabad district, police said.Some arms and ammunition were also recovered from their possession, said Aurangabad Superintendent of Police Upendra Sharma.Combing operations h ...
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Patna | 6 months ago
The poor lose hope of justice in caste massacres

Patna, Oct 12 - There's seemingly no hope of justice for Saryu Rajwar and Binod Ram, whose close relatives were among the 58 Dalits, the poorest of the poor, who were killed by the upper-caste Ranvir Sena in the 1997 Laxmanpur-Bathe village massacre in Bihar. The victims had included as many as 27 women and 10 children.This is not the only case in which the accused were acquitted by a court in Bih ...
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New Delhi | 6 months ago
Bihar massacre: Congress expresses dismay over court order

New Delhi, Oct 11 - The Congress Friday expressed its dismay at the acquittal of the Laxmanpur Bathe - massacre accused and said it would support the victims' struggle for justice.The Scheduled Castes department of the All India Congress Committee deplores the fact that even after 16 years of the heinous massacre of 58 Dalits by alleged activists of the upper caste Ranvir Sena at Laxmanpur Bathe i ...
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Patna | 6 months ago
Bihar to challenge acquittals in massacre of Dalits

Patna, Oct 10 - Bihar will file an appeal in the Supreme Court against the Patna High Court verdict acquitting 26 men convicted in a 1997 case of 58 Dalits' massacre in Jehanabad district, an official said Thursday.The government will challenge the judgment in the Laxmanpur-Bathe massacre by the upper-caste Ranvir Sena, Bihar Advocate General Lalit Kishore said. The government will challenge the h ...
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Patna | 6 months ago
Court acquits 26 in Bihar caste massacre case

Patna, Oct 9 - Citing lack of evidence, the Patna High Court Wednesday acquitted 26 people for the 1997 Laxmanpur-Bathe massacre in Bihar in which 58 Dalits were killed.Terming the court acquittal as massacre of justice to poorest of the poor, Communist Party of India - - general secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya said the party would move the Supreme Court against the Patna High Court verdict.He sai ...
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Patna | 6 months ago
Bihar court acquits 26 in caste massacre case

Patna, Oct 9 - Citing lack of evidence, the Patna High Court Wednesday acquitted 26 people for the 1997 Laxmanpur-Bathe massacre in Bihar in which 58 Dalits were killed.Of the acquitted, 16 were sentenced to death and 10 had been awarded life imprisonment in 2010 by the Additional District and Sessions Judge of the Patna Civil court.A bench of Justice B.N. Sinha of the Patna High Court acquitted t ...
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