Tuesday, February 16, 2010

[ZESTCaste] ‘Atrocity’ on Dalit woman condemned


'Atrocity' on Dalit woman condemned

Special Correspondent

Gulbarga: Members of the Gulbarga district Yuva Dalit Samanvaya Samiti
have condemned the incident in which a Dalit woman was allegedly
"disrobed and beaten up by caste Hindus" in Lakshmisagar village in
Chitradurga district a few days ago.

It is said that she was beaten up and locked up in the gram panchayat
office allegedly for having helped a couple elope from the village.

Vice-President of the State unit of the Dalit Sena Hanumanth Yelsangi,
Dalit leader Vittal Doddamani, zilla panchayat member Gurushant
Pattedar, and other Dalit leaders condemned the act and criticised the
State Government for failing to take action against the culprits who
were responsible for "the inhuman act".

The Dalit leaders who formed a human chain in front of the Deputy
Commissioner's office in Gulbarga said the Dalit woman was "disrobed
and beaten up by the Hindus" after she allegedly helped a Dalit boy
and an upper caste girl, who were said to be in love, elope from the

Later, the samiti members submitted a memorandumto the district authorities.


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