Alleged rape of dalit girl figures in U'khand Assembly
Agencies Posted online: Monday , Mar 22, 2010 at 1912 hrs
Dehra Dun : The alleged rape of a 9-year-old Dalit girl in Haridwar
figured in the Uttarakhand Assembly today with the Bahujan Samaj Party
staging a sit-in in the well accusing the state government of trying
to shield the accused.
As the House re-assembled after lunch, BSP members, led by its leader
Mohammed Shehzad, raised the issue and demanded a compensation of Rs
five lakh for the family of the girl who was allegedy raped on March
Shehzad alleged the government was trying to shield the accused who,
he said, was an influential person.
Chanting slogans, the BSP members trooped into the well and staged a
sit-in as Speaker Harbans Kapoor asked them to resume their seats.
Amid the din, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prakash Pant said an
inquiry had been ordered into the alleged rape.
He said a compensation of Rs 2.5 lakh would be given to the family of
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