Casting Rape: 101 Cases of Sexual Violence Against Dalit Women After Damini that Failed to Generate Mainstream Outrage

Arun Khote

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Why Do Some Rape Deserve Anger and Others Do Not?

In the recent months, incidents of rape and other forms of violence against women have created lots of furore and anguish, and rightly so amongst middle class throughout the country. However, what is interesting to note is that the response to such crimes was/is highly selective. The following table enlists 101 cases of brutal crimes against Dalit Women (reported between Damini/Nirbhaya Case, 16th Dec 2012 and Aasaram Arrest, 31st Aug 2013) which could hardly outrage the consciences of people. Hence, it’s important to ask that, Why Do Some Rape Deserve Anger and Others Do Not? Editor

 

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1 01.12.12 Chandigarh Dalit woman alleges gangrape, 2 accused found dead – Indian Express http://www.indianexpress.com/news/dalit-woman-alleges-gangrape-2-accused-found-dead/1038937/0
2 01.12.12 Hariyana Dalit woman gang raped, 2 of five accused commit suicide – The Pioneer http://dailypioneer.com/state-editions/chandigarh/112498-dalit-woman-gang-raped-2-of-five-accused-commit-suicide.html
3 04.12.12 Tamil Nadu Tension in Naickenkottai after death of woman – DNA http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_tension-in-naickenkottai-after-death-of-woman_1773102
4 06.12.12 CHENNAI Woman who married dalit knocks on HC door for cover – The Times Of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Woman-who-married-dalit-knocks-on-HC-door-for-cover/articleshow/17500084.cms
5 08.12.12 BHOPAL Pregnant dalit woman gang-raped – The Times Of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhopal/Pregnant-dalit-woman-gang-raped/articleshow/17526627.cms
6 09.12.12 Tamil Nadu Dalit girl buried in Dharmapuri – The Hindu http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/tamil-nadu/dalit-girl-buried-in-dharmapuri/article4180674.ece
7 16.12.12 Odisha Pipili gang rape: Panel quizzes forensic officer – The Times Of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhubaneswar/Pipili-gang-rape-Panel-quizzes-forensic-officer/articleshow/17631724.cms
8 06.01.13 Chandigarh Dalit minor raped, force fed pesticide – The Times Of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/Dalit-minor-raped-force-fed-pesticide/articleshow/17908219.cms
9 09.01.13 Gujrat Dalit woman raped in Bhavnagar village – The Times Of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/rajkot/Dalit-woman-raped-in-Bhavnagar-village/articleshow/17945153.cms
10 12.01.13 Haryana 16-year-old rape victim sets herself afire Admitted to PGIMS in critical condition – The Tribune http://www.tribuneindia.com/2013/20130112/haryana.htm#7
11 28.01.13 punjab Minor raped, one arrested – The Tribune http://www.tribuneindia.com/2013/20130128/punjab.htm#23
12 29.01.13 Haryana Jind: Congress councillor allegedly kills Dalit woman over a shared plot of land – CNN IBN http://ibnlive.in.com/news/jind-congress-councillor-allegedly-kills-dalit-woman-over-a-shared-plot-of-land/369437-3-240.html
13 30.01.13 Haryana Dalit woman cremated after SSP’s intervention – The Tribune http://www.tribuneindia.com/2013/20130130/haryana.htm#8
14 04.02.13 Maharastra Raped and beaten, Dalit girl is firm in resolve to make it big – The Hindu http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/raped-and-beaten-dalit-girl-is-firm-in-resolve-to-make-it-big/article4375543.ece
15 06.02.13 Haryana U-turn: Dalit girl denies in court she was raped Father too turns hostile – The Tribune http://www.tribuneindia.com/2013/20130206/haryana.htm#8
16 09.02.13 Rajasthan Minor dalit girl raped by tailor in Bikaner – The Times Of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/Minor-dalit-girl-raped-by-tailor-in-Bikaner/articleshow/18411830.cms
17 12.02.13 chandigarh Dalit’s gang rape: Police add stringent sections – The Times Of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/Dalits-gang-rape-Police-add-stringent-sections/articleshow/18439723.cms
18 16.02.13 Madhya Pradesh Dalit woman attempts self-immolation in MP CM’s presence – Zee News http://zeenews.india.com/news/madhya-pradesh/dalit-woman-attempts-self-immolation-in-mp-cm-s-presence_828945.html
19 19.02.13 Tamil Nadu Three arrested for raping 16-year-old girl – Zee News http://zeenews.india.com/news/tamil-nadu/three-arrested-for-raping-16-year-old-girl_829738.html
20 28.02.13 Maharashtra Dalit girls’ rape, murder rock Rajya Sabha – The Hindu http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/dalit-girls-rape-murder-rock-rajya-sabha/article4456352.ece
21 05.03.13 Tamil Nadu 80% dalit women face violence in inter-caste marriage – Deccan Herald http://www.deccanchronicle.com/130304/news-current-affairs/article/80-dalit-women-face-violence-inter-caste-marriage
22 06.03.13 Punjab ‘Molested’ by neighbours, Dalit girl sets herself afire – The Tribune http://www.tribuneindia.com/2013/20130306/punjab.htm#23
23 17.03.13 Haryana Elderly Dalit woman killed in Haryana – Zee News http://zeenews.india.com/news/haryana/elderly-dalit-woman-killed-in-haryana_835190.html
24 30.03.13 Andhra Pradesh Four posing as cops gang-rape Dalit girl – The Hindu http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/four-posing-as-cops-gangrape-dalit-girl/article4561387.ece
25 31.03.13 Bihar Women activists protest ‘murder’ of Dalit woman – The Hindu http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/women-activists-protest-murder-of-dalit-woman/article4565054.ece
26 04.04.13 Jharkhand Woman dubbed as witch in Jharkhand, tongue pierced with needle – Zee News http://zeenews.india.com/news/jharkhand/woman-dubbed-as-witch-in-jharkhand-tongue-pierced-with-needle_839548.html
27 06.04.13 Uttar Pradesh Minor dalit girl gang-raped – The Hindu http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/varanasi/Minor-dalit-girl-gang-raped/articleshow/19404839.cms
28 08.04.13 Haryana Dalit minor raped in Bhiwani – The Tribune http://www.tribuneindia.com/2013/20130408/haryana.htm#3
29 12.04.13 Odisha Dalit girl raped in Odisha, four held – The Times Of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhubaneswar/Dalit-girl-raped-in-Odisha-four-held/articleshow/19507757.cms
30 12.04.13 Andhra Pradesh Dalit woman killed in AP, incident assumes political overtones – Zee News http://zeenews.india.com/news/andhra-pradesh/dalit-woman-killed-in-ap-incident-assumes-political-overtones_841229.html
31 13.04.13 Bihar Dalit girl allegedly raped by forest guard in Bihar – The Hindu http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/dalit-girl-allegedly-raped-by-forest-guard-in-bihar/article4611311.ece
32 13.04.13 Haryana 13-year-old Dalit girl gang-raped in Bhiwani – The Tribune http://www.tribuneindia.com/2013/20130413/haryana.htm#10
33 13.04.13 Rajasthan Alleged gang-rape survivor’s family attacked in Rajasthan – NDTV http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/alleged-gang-rape-survivor-s-family-attacked-in-rajasthan-353575
34 14.04.13 Haryana Class X Dalit minor girl kidnapped, raped – The Tribune http://www.tribuneindia.com/2013/20130414/haryana.htm#5
35 24.04.13 Haryana Distressed over girl’s kidnapping & rape, poor family consumes poison Mother, another girl dead, father, 2 boys in ICU – The Tribune http://www.tribuneindia.com/2013/20130423/haryana.htm#2
36 24.04.13 Odisha Dalit woman raped in Odisha, one arrested – Zee News http://zeenews.india.com/news/odisha/dalit-woman-raped-in-odisha-one-arrested_844093.html
37 24.04.13 Uttar Pradesh Two minor girls raped in Uttar Pradesh – The Hindu http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/two-minor-girls-raped-in-uttar-pradesh/article4646587.ece
38 24.04.13 Tamil Nadu Dalit woman abused, attacked in Virudhunagar village – The Times Of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/madurai/Dalit-woman-abused-attacked-in-Virudhunagar-village/articleshow/19705105.cms
39 25.04.13 Maharashtra Dalit woman gang raped, 3 arrested – The Times Of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/aurangabad/Dalit-woman-gang-raped-3-arrested/articleshow/19718184.cms
40 26.04.13 Haryana HARYANA’S SHAME Minor Dalit girl of Meham gang-raped, 5 arrested – The Tribune http://www.tribuneindia.com/2013/20130426/haryana.htm#3
41 29.04.13 Uttar Pradesh Minor Dalit girl raped in UP – Zee News http://zeenews.india.com/news/uttar-pradesh/minor-dalit-girl-raped-in-up_845370.html
42 29.04.13 Haryana Police insensitivity again comes to fore  Gangraped migrant women approach Delhi Police for justice – The Tribune http://www.tribuneindia.com/2013/20130429/haryana.htm#1
43 04.05.13 Haryana Court holds four youths guilty of Dalit girl’s rape Quantum of punishment to be announced today – The Tribune http://www.tribuneindia.com/2013/20130504/haryana.htm#23
44 06.05.13 Bihar Another minor raped in Bihar – The Hindustan Times http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/patna/Another-minor-raped-in-Bihar/Article1-1054797.aspx
45 08.05.13 Uttar Pradesh Dalit girl attempts suicide as parents fail to deposit fees – The Hindustan Times http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/UttarPradesh/Dalit-girl-attempts-suicide-as-parents-fail-to-deposit-fees/Article1-1056908.aspx
46 13.05.13 Punjab Dalit girl raped in Punjab – Zee News http://zeenews.india.com/news/punjab/dalit-girl-raped-in-punjab_848319.html
47 13.05.13 Punjab Minor Dalit girl raped by two brothers in Punjab – Zee News http://zeenews.india.com/news/punjab/minor-dalit-girl-raped-by-two-brothers-in-punjab_848085.html
48 13.05.13 Punjab Tarn Taran girl complains to SC/ST panel on security – The Hindustan Times http://www.hindustantimes.com/Punjab/Amritsar/Tarn-Taran-girl-complains-to-SC-ST-panel-on-security/SP-Article1-1059167.aspx
49 14.06.13 Haryana Dalit girl raped in Sirsa-The Tribune http://www.indiapress.org/gen/news.php/The_Tribune/400×60/0
50 14.06.13 Rajasthan 2 men allegedly abducted, raped 13-yr-old Dalit girl -IBN Live http://ibnlive.in.com/news/2-men-allegedly-abducted-raped-13yrold-dalit-girl/398685-3-239.html
51 15.06.13 Haryana Youth held for raping a dalit minor-The Times Of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/gurgaon/Youth-held-for-raping-a-dalit-minor/articleshow/20598025.cms
52 15.06.13 Uttar Pradesh Dalit girl report missing from Noida- The Times Of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/noida/Dalit-girl-report-missing-from-Noida/articleshow/20598429.cms
53 21.06.13 Haryana Minor Dalit’s rape: Haryana Police under NCPCR scanner  ‘Take action against delinquent police officials in 15 days’ – The Tribune http://www.tribuneindia.com/2013/20130621/haryana.htm#4
54 23.06.13 Rajasthan Minor raped, murdered in Barmer-The Times Of India http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-06-23/jaipur/40146293_1_throat-slit-jaisalmer-barmer
55 24.06.13 Haryana Dalit woman raped in Haryana-The Times Of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/Dalit-woman-raped-in-Haryana/articleshow/20729544.cms
56 29.06.13 Andhra Pradesh Dalit woman fights house demolition-Deccan Chronicle http://www.deccanchronicle.com/130629/news-current-affairs/article/dalit-woman-fights-house-demolition
57 30.06.13 Tamil Nadu Dalit women seek special bill for protection and justice- The Times Of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/madurai/Dalit-women-seek-special-bill-for-protection-and-justice/articleshow/20837168.cms
58 01.07.13 Haryana Dalit woman axed to death after rape-Hindustan Times http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/Haryana/Dalit-woman-axed-to-death-after-rape/Article1-1084873.aspx
59 02.07.13 Tamil Nadu Divya to stay with mother till family accepts Dalit husband – The Hindu http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/divya-to-stay-with-mother-till-family-accepts-dalit-husband/article4870383.ece
60 03.07.13 Tamil Nadu Dalit girl humiliated, ends life – The Hindu http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/dalit-girl-humiliated-ends-life/article4874141.ece
61 04.07.13 Tamil Nadu Girl married to Dalit refuses to go back to husband- The Indian Express http://www.indianexpress.com/news/girl-married-to-dalit-refuses-to-go-back-to-husband/1137325/
62 04.07.13 Andhra Pradesh Fair probe sought into Dalit woman’s rape, murder- The Hindu http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/fair-probe-sought-into-dalit-womans-rape-murder/article4880746.ece
63 09.07.13 Uttar Pradesh Teen girl attempts suicide after rape- The Times Of India http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-07-09/lucknow/40468352_1_teen-girl-15-year-old-girl-monday-morning-the-girl
64 13.07.13 Punjab Dalit minor girl raped in Punjab- ZEE News http://zeenews.india.com/news/punjab/dalit-minor-girl-raped-in-punjab_861960.html
65 15.07.13 Haryana Dalit woman allegedly raped, neighbour held- ZEE News http://zeenews.india.com/news/haryana/dalit-woman-allegedly-raped-neighbour-held_862236.html
66 19.07.13 Madhya Pradseh Man gets 7-year RI for raping minor Dalit girl- Business Standard http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/man-gets-7-year-ri-for-raping-minor-dalit-girl-113071800888_1.html
67 22.07.13 Madhya Pradesh Youth arrested for allegedly raping Dalit woman – Zee News http://zeenews.india.com/news/madhya-pradesh/youth-arrested-for-allegedly-raping-dalit-woman_863807.html
68 24.07.13 Tamil Nadu Child, woman hurt as dalits attacked in Dindigul-The Times Of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/madurai/Child-woman-hurt-as-dalits-attacked-in-Dindigul/articleshow/21290116.cms
69 25.07.13 Haryana Mentally challenged girl raped by teachers in Haryana; one held- Hindustan Times http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/Haryana/Mentally-challenged-girl-raped-by-teachers-in-Haryana-one-held/Article1-1097772.aspx
70 26.07.13 Karnataka Bangalore: Korean man accused of sexual exploitation at his orphanage- IBNLive http://ibnlive.in.com/news/bangalore-korean-man-accused-of-sexual-exploitation-at-his-orphanage/409325-62-129.html
71 26.07.13 Karnataka Karnataka shocker: Dalit woman raped and filmed at Buddhist ashram for six years; alleges other girls face ‘similar treatment’- Daily Bhaskar http://daily.bhaskar.com/article/BAN-karnataka-dalit-woman-raped-at-buddhist-ashram-for-six-years-alleges-other-girls-4330323-NOR.html
72 27.07.13 Uttar Pradesh Gang-raped Dalit girl commits suicide in Ghaziabad- NYDaily News http://india.nydailynews.com/newsarticle/6622b3673d3b11149a346e630b54d0dd/gang-raped-dalit-girl-commits-suicide-in-ghaziabad
73 27.07.13 Punjab Dalit girl goes missing, family alleges kidnapping- Business Standard http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/dalit-girl-goes-missing-family-alleges-kidnapping-113072600693_1.html
74 28.07.13 Punjab Abducted girl rescued, one held- Business Standard http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/abducted-girl-rescued-one-held-113072700652_1.html
75 31.07.13 Gujrat  ‘Harassed’ Dalit woman sarpanch to face no-confidence motion on Aug 1- The Indian Express http://www.indianexpress.com/news/-harassed–dalit-woman-sarpanch-to-face-noconfidence-motion-on-aug-1/1149060/
76 31.07.13 Tamil Nadu Family ostracized for inter-caste marriage in TN- The Times Of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Family-ostracized-for-inter-caste-marriage-in-TN/articleshow/21499196.cms
77 31.07.13 Tamil Nadu Protect Dalit woman, Dharmapuri SP told- The New Indian Express http://newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/Protect-Dalit-woman-Dharmapuri-SP-told/2013/07/31/article1710391.ece
78 01.08.13 Uttar Pradesh Minor girl killed, one injured in firing in UP- India Today http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/dalit-dalit-girl-killed-budha-saifi-uttar-pradesh/1/297408.html
79 01.08.13 Tamil Nadu Another dalit-vanniyar couple run into community hurdle- The Times Of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Another-dalit-vanniyar-couple-run-into-community-hurdle/articleshow/21499544.cms
80 03.08.13 Tamil Nadu Girl’s death sparks tension- The Hindu http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/girls-death-sparks-tension/article4984360.ece
81 03.08.13 Tamil Nadu Youth kills self in dalit wife’s house- The New Indian Express http://newindianexpress.com/states/tamil_nadu/Youth-kills-self-in-dalit-wife%E2%80%99s-house/2013/08/03/article1715605.ece
82 04.08.13 Tamil Nadu Family, relatives cry foul over Thoothukudi Dalit girl’s death- The New Indian Express http://newindianexpress.com/states/tamil_nadu/Family-relatives-cry-foul-over-Thoothukudi-Dalit-girls-death/2013/08/04/article1717190.ece
83 05.08.13 Tamil Nadu Assault on Dalit girls over dress raises tension in SC/ST meet- The Times Of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mangalore/Assault-on-Dalit-girls-over-dress-raises-tension-in-SC/ST-meet/articleshow/21607679.cms
84 08.08.13 New Delhi Ragging drives girl student to suicide- The Hindu http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-newdelhi/ragging-drives-girl-student-to-suicide/article5001646.ece
85 09.08.13 Haryana HR-RAPE- The Hindu http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/hrrape/article5005314.ece
86 10.08.13 Odisha Dalit Girl’s Death: Villagers Demand Death Penalty- Out Look http://news.outlookindia.com/items.aspx?artid=806580
87 10.08.13 Madhya Pradesh Rape victim lives in fear, doesn’t name panchayat- The Times Of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhopal/Rape-victim-lives-in-fear-doesnt-name-panchayat/articleshow/21737502.cms
88 11.08.13 Odisha Normal life hit in Odisha over death of Dalit girl- Business Standard http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/normal-life-hit-in-odisha-over-death-of-dalit-girl-113081000209_1.html
89 13.08.13 Odisha Minor dalit girl murder issue: Controversy sparks over the age of rape accused in Odisha – Odisha Today http://www.odishatoday.com/viewnews.php?news_id=5121#sthash.MuRM2cOA.dpuf
90 13.08.13 Odisha 2 accused of girl burn case are juveniles- The New Indian Express http://newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/2-accused-of-girl-burn-case-are-juveniles/2013/08/13/article1732179.ece
91 17.08.13 Haryana 15 Year Old Dalit Girl Gang-Raped in Haryana- Out Look http://news.outlookindia.com/items.aspx?artid=807240
92 17.08.13 Uttar Pradesh Dalit girl beaten up and gang-raped in Noida- The Times Of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/noida/Dalit-girl-beaten-up-and-gang-raped-in-Noida/articleshow/21872677.cms
93 17.08.13 Odisha ‘Dalit Girl in Odisha Wasn’t Raped Before Being Burnt’- Out Look http://news.outlookindia.com/items.aspx?artid=807227
94 21.08.13 Karnataka Dejected woman consumes poison, dies- The Hindu http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/dejected-woman-consumes-poison-dies/article5043646.ece
95 26.08.13 Haryana Dalit girl ‘raped’, killed in Jind, mob goes on rampage- The Times Of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Dalit-girl-raped-killed-in-Jind-mob-goes-on-rampage/articleshow/22056412.cms?
96 27.08.13 Uttar Pradesh Man gets life imprisonment for repeatedly raping minor Dalit girl in 1994- IBN Live http://ibnlive.in.com/news/man-gets-life-imprisonment-for-repeatedly-raping-minor-dalit-girl-in-1994/417551-3-242.html
97 28.08.13 Tamil Nadu Petty quarrel snowballs, 4 dalit women attacked- The Times Of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/madurai/Petty-quarrel-snowballs-4-dalit-women-attacked/articleshow/22109392.cms
98 30.08.13 New Delhi New Delhi: Daughter gang-raped, wife killed; man moves SC seeking protection- Bellvision http://www.bellevision.com/belle/index.php?action=topnews&type=6953
99 30.08.13 Haryana Dalit girl rape & murder: Protest continues, committee formed- Business Standard http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/dalit-girl-rape-murder-protest-continues-committee-formed-113082901112_1.html
100 31.08.13 Uttar Pradesh Dalit girl gang-raped brutally in Pratapgarh- The Times Of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/allahabad/Dalit-girl-gang-raped-brutally-in-Pratapgarh/articleshow/22152195.cms
101 31.08.13 Bihar Two women gangraped in Bihar- PTI http://www.ptinews.com/news/3937813_Two-women-gangraped-in-Bihar

Arun Khote is a Lucknow based Civil Rights Activist and works with Dalits Media Watch Team, an initiative of “Peoples Media Advocacy & Resource Centre-PMARC. He can be contacted at [email protected]

  • ;-p r a b u!

    Silence of the (middle class) lambs.

    Really appreciate this compilation. It helps me talk about the Indian Realities with my western friends much better and clearly.

  • SHEEBA ASLAM FEHMI

    Great Job. Thanks for this compilation.

    Sheeba Aslam Fehmi

  • Yogesh Chandra Mishra

    This is an admirable effort to highlight the tragedy of hapless indian women who get subjected to this Heineous crime day -in and-day-out.Apart from the trauma through the victim passes , the most unfortunate part is that The Beast who is indulging in it , in many cases , thinks this act as a CONQUEST instead of a crime !!!I had seen in a story in “CRIME-Petrol” that in ASSAM, a NGO had taken it upon themselves to go to young girls schools and lectured to the teen-aged girls , how to take care of oneself to avoid such Monsters.Perhaps if it is made mandatory in all schools,it willhelp.
    It should also be appreciated that what you have compiled from news reports ,is not even 10% of the actual rapes that take place in our great country.It should also be appealed by police ,the law – and education ministries that the citizens should REPORT all such cases

  • dr.manjula

    a very good job..being a dalith woman i am thinking in what way i can help dalit women..

  • haranam khaira

    Do something about this – Do not make more kids if you can not give them good education and living. Dalits should get together and pile rubbish in front of police stations, DC offices and all other sites if they are not given justice. Do something physical, active but still non-violent. Do something. Enough has happened in Haryana – are all Dalits Dead? Are they dead? Have they lost limbs? How can they live with this? Stop selling votes for peanuts. Stop saluting officials and upper castes. Take a stand. Pleeeeeeeeeese do something. I am sick of reading news from Haryana and other states about rapes, killings, etc etc.

  • deepa

    it is our duty as Indian do not ask to break the caste and the gender structure. the fact that the caste and gender is so embedded in our every system be it government that people have accepted to let it be that way. its it better to remove the social atrocities, rather than asking a girl or a dalit to protect and defend themselves. its not so easy. it is making the condition worse. when my mother was young she was able to leave her home even after 10pm alone. and here i am in 2014 has to think twice doing so. be alert. people are working over it. agitation is happening, yet the number has not decreased. why? it is important to find the reasons and work over it. rather than arranging for temporary solutions, which are making situations more rigid. the duty starts from to ask the government why it is so? why not strict actions are taken when we have laws related to both atrocities against women and the deprived caste.
    its high time that we stop putting the responsibility of agitation over the victims.

  • Uttar Pradesh : Dalit teen raped, burnt
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  • uma singh

    telugu newspapers
    Nice post.