Dalit

  • Badaun gangrape: Process to exhume victims' bodies stopped as water level rises in Ganga 6 days ago

    Badaun: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday stopped the procedure to exhume the bodies of Dalit sisters for fresh autopsy due to rain and rise in the water level of river Ganga. The investigating agency officials were finding it difficult to locate the bodies. The operation will continue on...
  • Badaun gangrape: Procedure to exhume victims' bodies begins 1 week ago

    Badaun: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday begun the procedure to exhume the bodies of Dalit sisters in Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh. The CBI feared that any delay could leave the graves of the Badaun gangrape victims submerged due to rising water level in Ganga. The doctors advised...
  • Government promises action in rape of minor girl on panchayat diktat July 11, 2014

    The heinous rape of a 10-year old Dalit girl in Jharkhand on the diktat of a panchayat head had its echo in Rajya Sabha on Friday with the entire House demanding stringent punishment to the culprits, forcing the government to promise necessary action. "Necessary action will be initiated in the serious...
  • Youth rapes an 18-year-old at gun point July 10, 2014

    An eighteen-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a youth at gunpoint in Bhensaheri village in Muzaffarnagar, following which a case has been registered against two persons, police said. According to a complaint filed by the mother of the girl at Chapra Police Station, Rafik and Kalam entered the girl's house on...
  • Boy rapes a 15-year-old Dalit girl, absconding July 9, 2014

    A 15-year-old Dalit girl was raped allegedly by a youth in Baniyather area, police said on Wednesday. The family members of the victim alleged that she was raped by a youth while his aide held her at gunpoint on Sunday night, it said. The incident occurred when the victim was alone at...
  • Badaun Dalit girls' bodies will be exhumed for fresh autopsy: Sources July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The bodies of two minor Dalit girls who were alleged gangraped and murdered in Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh will be exhumed for autopsy, said sources on Tuesday. Sources added that the post mortem of the minor girls was completely botched up. Highly-placed sources in the Central Bureau of...
  • 7 men assault, gangrape 3 minor girls for resisting molestation bid July 8, 2014

    Three minor Dalit girls were allegedly assaulted and gangraped by seven men for opposing eve-teasing in Singauli village, police said. Three youths of a neighbouring village indulged in eve-teasing with the girls on Sunday who had gone to a nearby field. As the girls raised objection, four other associates of the...
  • Ten-year-old raped in Malda June 30, 2014

    A ten-year-old tribal girl was allegedly raped in Malda, West Bengal. The incident occurred on Sunday evening when the victim was returning after attending a wedding. The girl was reportedly waylaid and taken to a field where she was allegedly sexually assaulted and left unconscious. She was discovered later by...
  • 20-year-old Dalit girl allegedly raped by neighbour in UP June 28, 2014

    A 20-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour at Narhi police station area Ballia, police said on Saturday. The accused, living in the girl's neighbourhood, called her yesterday on the pretext of going to a wedding ceremony, following which he raped her, K C Goswami, Additional Superintendent of Police...
  • KCR asks officials to wage war against poverty in Dalits June 24, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday asked district collectors to work hard to ensure that Dalits are lifted out of poverty and that their living conditions are improved. Addressing a meeting of collectors from ten districts of Telangana here, KCR also announced the launch of a special scheduled...
  • Badaun gangrape case: Present all accused for lie detection tests, orders court June 24, 2014

    A local court on Monday directed Badaun jail authorities to ensure the presence of all five accused in the alleged rape and murder of two Dalit sisters before Central Forensic Science Laboratory team from June 24 to June 26 for lie detection tests. "Additional District Judge SN Tripathi passed the order...
  • Badaun gangrape: CBI wants to do polygraph test on victims' parents June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday said that they wanted to do a polygraph test of the Badaun gangrape victims' parents, said sources. The investigating agency was also seeking the consent of the parents for the test. Two Dalit sisters were gangraped and hanged from a tree...
  • Badaun rape case: Court nod for lie detection tests June 20, 2014

    A local court on Thursday gave permission to CBI to conduct lie detection tests on all the five accused in the alleged rape and murder of two Dalit cousins in Badaun district last month. "Passing the order on an application moved by CBI, Additional District Judge SN Tripathi said the court...
  • BSP antagonized many Dalits in UP whom the BJP wooed: Book..1 June 27, 2014

    Disaffection among a large section of Dalits for the Bahujan Samaj Party may have paved the way for fragmentation of this caste group in Uttar Pradesh and led to a "great possibility of them being co-opted in a Hindutva project", says a recently-released book. "The BJP is trying to acquire the...
  • Dalit teenager burnt alive in Sayla town of Gujarat June 16, 2014

    Rajkot: A 15-year-old Dalit girl was burnt alive allegedly by eight people in Sayla town of Gujarat's Surendranagar district, police said here today. The victim, Chandrika Parmar, was burnt alive in the Ambedkar Nagar area of Sayla town in Surendranagar district by Motibhai Sunera and seven others, police said. "The girl was...
  • CJ Show: Dalits flee Haryana village to seek justice for women raped by upper cast men June 15, 2014

    Over 80 Dalit families belonging to Bhagana village in Haryana have fled to Delhi after they were allegedly threatened by Jats for protesting the abduction and rape of four women. Some of them turn CJ's to narrate their woeful story and to appeal for justice for the victims. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show June 15, 2014

    In this week's episode, rape survivors' pick up CJ mike to fight for justice, citizens talk about how power cuts affect them ,a CJ highlights the misuse of funds by civic bodies in Bangalore,homeless appeal the new government for rehabilitation. Plus, a fathers fight to save his lone child from...
  • Man rapes minor dalit girl, sentenced to death on murder charges June 14, 2014

    A man has been sentenced to death for raping a seven-year-old dalit girl and bludgeoning her to death with a brick by a local court in Barabanki. Special judge (SC/ST Act) Shanti Prakash Arvind held Bhanu Yadav guilty on Thursday and described his actions as inhuman and gruesome. The judge said that...
  • CBI team to reach Badaun today to probe Dalit sisters rape case June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: A Central Bureau of Investigation team consisting of 20 members headed by a DIG will reach Badaun district in Uttar Pradesh on Friday to probe the gangrape and murder of two Dalit sisters. The CBI had on Thursday registered a case of gangrape and murder against five persons...
  • CBI will probe Badaun gangrape and murder case June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday took the probe into the Badaun ganrape and murder case. Two minor sisters were raped and their bodies were found hanging from a tree in Badaun district in Uttar Pradesh on May 27. A Delhi CBI team of 20 officials headed by...
  • Chhatarpur: Dalit groom pulled down from horse, thrashed June 9, 2014

    A dalit groom was allegedly beaten and forced to get down from the horse he was riding as part of a pre-wedding ritual, by upper caste men at Sadwa village in the district, the police said in Chhatarpur on Sunday. The incident took place two days ago, when as part of...
  • 19-year-old Dalit girl raped, murdered two days before marriage June 5, 2014

    A 19-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped and murdered in Badhauna village under Baksha police station area two days before her marriage, police said on Thursday. The girl, who was to get married on Thursday, was found murdered with her throat slit open near her house on Wednesday morning. Later, the...
  • UP police register 3 cases of gangrape after court intervention June 2, 2014

    At a time when the incident of gang rape and murder of two Dalit girls has sparked outrage across the country, it has come to light that police registered three cases of gang rape in Rampur district only after intervention of court. The district police registered the three cases, that took...
  • Badaun gangrape: Mayawati to meet victims' family, demands Centre's intervention June 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati will visit Uttar Pradesh's Badaun ditrict on Sunday to meet the family of the two Dalit girls who were allegedly gangraped and killed. She has demanded also President's rule in the state and said that the Centre should order speedy trial in the...
  • Ground report: Power cuts, lack of sanitation make women more vulnerable in Badaun June 1, 2014

    Badaun: A week after the gangrape and murder of two Dalit sisters in Uttar Pradesh's Badaun district, anger against the Akhilesh Yadav government continues to grow. The incident also highlighted the chronic power outages which have made the women more vulnerable to attacks. After Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi visited Badaun...
  • Rahul meets family of Badaun gangrape victims, demands CBI probe May 31, 2014

    Rahul Gandhi on Saturday met the family of the two dalit sisters who were gangraped and murdered here and demanded a CBI probe into the case, saying UP police cannot give them justice and the culprits should know that they cannot get away with such a heinous crime. "They have said...
  • Badaun gangrape more gruesome than December 16 incident, says victim's family May 31, 2014

    Family members of the two teenage cousin Dalit sisters who were gangraped and hanged, on Saturday termed the incident as more gruesome than December 16 gangrape case and demanded that the accused should be hanged publicly. Father of a victim, who was gangraped in Ushait area on May 27 night, said...
  • Five main accused arrested in gangrape of Dalit sisters, two still scot-free May 31, 2014

    All five main accused named in the FIR, including two policemen, have been arrested in the case of gang-rape and hanging of two cousins in Badaun, police said on Saturday. Constable Chhatrapal Yadav was arrested late last night and Urvesh Yadav was detained in the wee hours of Monday, Superintendent of...
  • UN terms rape and murder of minor Dalit girls in UP 'horrendous' May 31, 2014

    United Nations: The United Nations has strongly condemned the rape and murder of two Dalit girls in Uttar Pradesh, calling it a "horrendous crime" and stressed that all citizens should be protected by the law. "The rape and death of the two girls, who were hanged from a tree, is a...
  • Badaun gangrape case: Fifth accused arrested, two still at large May 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The fifth accused in the Badaun gangrape has been arrested while two others are still at large. Two Dalit girls were gangraped on May 27 and their bodies were found hanging from a tree in Badaun. Of the seven accused, policeman Sarvesh Yadav, his brothers Pappu, Awadhesh, Urvesh, policeman...