Wednesday, February 9, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Maya keeps away from Dalit victim during her Kanpur visit

Maya keeps away from Dalit victim during her Kanpur visit
Kautilya Singh Posted online: Wed Feb 09 2011, 02:50 hrs
Kanpur : Anticipating the arrival of Chief Minister Mayawati at
Kanpur's Lala Lajpat Rai (LLR) Hospital on Tuesday, Badlu Ram took a
bath after three days, wore a new kurta-pajyama, thinking that he
should look decent enough when he gets a chance to tell the chief
minister about the brutal attack on his 16-year-old daughter who is
fighting for her life in the ICU. His hopes were dashed in the
afternoon when the hospital staff and policemen told Badlu Ram that
Mayawati had left for Ramabai Nagar district without visiting the

During her inspection of the district, Mayawati visited Ursula Horsman
Memorial (UHM) Hospital but not LLR Hospital, which is the biggest
hospital in the district and where the girl is hospitalised.

Badlu Ram, a Dalit of Udrauli village in Fatehpur, has been camping in
the hospital ever since her daughter was admitted with grievious
injuries after she was attacked by three men as she resisted rape
attempt on Saturday evening. Her assailants have been arrested.

Over the last few days, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, Union
Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal, BJP state president Surya Pratap
Shahi, BJP women's wing president Smriti Irani, Leader of Opposition
in Assembly Shivpal Singh Yadav and state Congress chief Rita Bahuguna
Joshi have also visited the hospital to see the girl and met with her
family members. But BSP leaders have stayed away till now.

Ever since it became known last evening that Mayawati will be visting
Kanpur on Tuesday, there was a general anticipation that she may visit
LLR Hospital. Therefore, security was beefed up and the hospital
turned into a virtual police fortress. Barring VIP vehicles, no other
vehicles were permitted to enter the compound. In the afternoon, media
vehicles were allowed.

A disappointed Badlu Ram told The Indian Express: "Being a Dalit
myself I had hoped that chief minister would come here and sympathise
with us. I had also hoped that she would provide some monetary
assistance for the medical treatment of my daughter which is going to
be long."

Badlu Ram and his sons Somnath and Amarnath work as daily-wage
workers. "I do not know how we are going to ensure that my daughter
gets the treatment she needs," said Badlu Ram.

Girl's condition improving: Doctors

The minor girl spoke for the first time on Tuesday since she was
admitted to the LLR Hospital on Saturday night. The girls, who was
lying unconscious most of the time, today regained consciousness only
in brief spells. "She is recovering much better than expectations, and
we believe that it will take her six months to recover. Though it may
not be possible for us to fully restore her condition, but the
possibilities of any complications now look minimal," said a doctor of
the hospital.

Kanpur Commissioner, senior cops transferred

The state government, on Tuesday night, transferred Commission


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