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9 examples that reveal extent of caste-based violence in India

Dalit woman body found near ashram owned by ex UP minister's son

Dalit women lack adequate redress for crimes committed against them, especially due to caste and gender bias of India’s law enforcement system.

Ground Report | New Delhi: The discriminatory and cruel, inhuman and degrading behavior of over 165 million people in India has been justified on the basis of caste. The caste is lineage-based and hereditary in nature. It is a trait determined by the birth of someone in a particular caste, irrespective of the faith prevalent by the person.

The fundamental civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of Dalits are regularly violated by state actors and private individuals.

Dalit Women raped in MP

On 03-Feb-2021, Family of 19-year-old Dalit girl who was allegedly gang-raped by two upper caste men, including her employer’s grandson in Gwalior district of Madhya Pradesh, has accused the police of assaulting her Contacted them to register. matter. The family says that the police was pressurizing them to withdraw the complaint.

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Dalit youth goes to meet Girlfriend killed by her family in Firozabad

On 26-Oct-2020, A 23-year-old youth, resident of Mohalla Prem Nagar Asifabad in Rasulpur police station area of ​​Firozabad, was beaten to death in a house in Mohalla Shantinagar. Police have registered a case of murder against seven persons including the deceased’s girlfriend and three unidentified persons on the tahrir of the deceased’s brother. The youth succumbed to his injuries at a hospital.

Two Dalit youths were killed by upper caste

On 12-Apr-2021, A 17-year-old youth from Tamil Nadu and his brother were allegedly beaten to death by a group of upper caste people. The teenager called his brother and told him that people from the Vanniyar community had beaten him up. The family of deceased alleged that they were oppressed by the accused for years.

8 year old Dalit girl was brutally beaten to death in Jhansi, UP

On 05-Apr-2021, A girl belonging to the Dalit community was brutally beaten to death by a 28-year-old man for opposing the rape attempt. The incident took place in Jhansi city of Uttar Pradesh. The minor girl had left the house to fetch milk. When she did not return home for a long time, her family started searching for her.

Video of IIT Kharagpur professor ‘abuses’ students in online classroom

On 26-Apr-2021, A case of misbehavior of SC, SC and ST students has been reported by an associate professor of Indian Institute of Technology IIT Kharagpur. The video is going viral on social media. In the viral video on Social media, the professor was seen screaming and calling the students of a preparatory class, ‘shameless’ and “bloody b*^#@$%, you shameless creatures of prep course.

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Dalit youth beaten to death while sitting in a chair

On 05-May-2019, A 21-year-old Dalit youth was beaten to death by a group of upper caste men at a wedding when they saw him sitting in a chair and eating dinner in front of him. He was having dinner before the accused of upper caste became angry and kicked his plate before kicking from the chair, using profanity to dare to sit in front of him.

Dalit Man Attacked by 11 People Over Mustache

On MAY 24, 2021, A Dalit man was allegedly attacked by 11 people in Ahmedabad’s Viramgam taluka on charges of possessing a long mustache. The assaulters used victim and assaulted him. Three people have been arrested so far in the incident.

Attack of 100-150 people on Dalit families

On 19-May-2021, A sensational incident took place in Niyamatpur village of Purnia district of Bihar. Here 100-150 people attacked Dalit families. At the same time, the fight and their houses were also burnt. One person died in this incident. After getting information about the case, the administration became active and a police force was deployed in the village. 

Evidence of post poll atrocities on Dalits in west Bengal

On 14-May-2021, Following complaints of atrocities on Dalits in West Bengal, the National Scheduled Castes Commission (NCSC) has said that its president Vijay Sampla will visit the state for two days. Despite the objections of the Mamata government, the chairman of NCSC will himself stay in Bengal on 13 and 14 May and will investigate complaints of atrocities on Dalits. 

“In view of the complaints of atrocities on Dalits in West Bengal, Chairman of National Scheduled Castes Commission Vijay Sampla will go to West Bengal on May 13-14,” NCSC said on Wednesday. Earlier, Mamata Banerjee’s government had appealed to the Commission to cancel her visit.

In the administration of justice, the police, prosecutors and judges fail to properly pursue cases brought by Dalits related to discriminatory acts. This high rate of acquittal and a large number of cases related to crimes and atrocities against Dalits are still pending before the courts.

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