Wednesday, July 21, 2010

[ZESTCaste] MLC slams state in Dalit girl case

MLC slams state in Dalit girl case

Yogesh Naik, TNN, Jul 21, 2010, 02.51am IST

MUMBAI: The state government was criticised by its own MLC Ram
Pandagale in the council over a Reay Road case where a Dalit woman was
stripped and paraded last month.

Speaking in the legislative council on Tuesday, Pandagale demanded
that the police slap a case under MCOCA Sena MLC Kiran Pawaskar said,
"It is shocking that such an incident has occurred in a city like

In a reply, minister of state for home, Ramesh Bagwe said the
government has booked 11 accused. However, he added that the
provisions of MCOCA could not be applied.

The government has set up a one-man committee comprising a retired HC
justice, which would recommend amendments in the law for such cases.

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