Saturday, November 26, 2005

Tabulation of atrocities against Dalits in May 2005

May, 2005

Story No./ Issues Date Victim Caste/Place/Occupation Accused Caste/Place/Occupation
Action; taken by
1. (a) Oppression (b) Murder 16/05/05 1. Situ or Anan s/o Jyotiram (dead)
2. Garibdas Caste-Dalits/Vill-Kallarpur Gurjar/PS-Rampur Manihar/Distt-Saharanpur Akshaya or Pappu Gurjar (criminal) Caste-Gurjar/Vill-Kallarpur Gurjar/PS-Rampur Manihar/Distt-Sahranpur/ Criminal 1. S A Rizvi, SSP, Saharanpur sent dead bodies to postmortem 2. SP City- Pushpak Jyoti, CO- Sadar Bazaar, CO- Nukkad and CO- Devband arrived on the place of occurrence Amar Ujala, 16/05/05
2. (a) Oppression (b) Insult 13/05/05 1. Pratapram 2. Ashok Kumar 3. Fakeer Ram Caste-Dalits/Vill-Biraulichola/Tehsil-Gangolihat/Distt-Pithauragarh 1. Raju Singh 2. Govind Sing 3. Ramesh Singh Upper cast/ Vill-Biraulichola/Tehsil-Gangolihat/
Distt-Pithauragarh 1. Accused opposed drumming and other celebrations during victim's baraat. 2. Victim, Fakeer Ram demands Shrees Kumar (SDM) to protection of Dalits and inquiry. 3. SDM send Nayab Tehsildar to inquiry. Hindustan, 13/05/05
3. (a) Murder 18/05/05 1. Situ or Anan s/o Jyotiram (dead)
2. Garibdas Caste-Dalits/Vill-Kallarpur Gurjar/PS-Rampur Manihar/Distt-Saharanpur Name not given Caste-Gurjar/Vill-Kallarpur Gurjar/PS-Rampur Manihar/Distt-Sahranpur/ Criminal 1. Police force deployed at villge 2. SSP suspended PS In-charge, Sudhir Kumar Amar Ujala, 18/05/05
4. (a) Oppression (b) Illegal Procession (c) threats 09/05/05 Sukhram Pasi Caste-Pasi (dalit)/Vill-Palia/PS Itaunja/Distt-Lucknow Name not given Caste not given (dauntless)/ Vill-Palia/PS Itaunja/Distt-Lucknow 1. Police files report after court's order but not action taken against accused 2. Sukhram informs CM, Police officials and Dalit Commission Jansatta Express, 09/05/05
5. (a) Oppression 06/05/05 Ram Autar Caste-Pasi/Village-Mon/Kotwali-Mahrajganj/Distt-Raibariely 1. Avdhesh Kumar Vaishya 2. Saroj Kumar 3. Vijay 4. Raejndra Caste not given Village-Mon/Kotwali-Mahrajganj/Distt-Raibariely 1. Kotwali In-charge arrives on place of occurrence and collects information 2. Police arrested two accused Hindustan, 06/05/05
7. (a) Conflict (b) Violence (c) Arson (aagzani) 18/05/05 Not given Caste-Dalit/Vill-Madusari/PS-Ranipur/Distt-Mau Janardan Chuahan Caste-Chauhan/Vill-Madusari/PS-Ranipur/Distt-Mau 1. Police deployed in the village Hindustan, 18/05/05
8. (a) Oppression (b) Feudalism (zamidari) (c) Patta 15/05/05 Not given Tehsil-Ramnagar/ Distt-Barabanki Not given Tehsil-Ramnagar/ Distt-Barabanki Administration is not talking any action to provide Patta and oppression Jansatta Express, 15/05/05
8. (a) Oppression (b)Bad behaviour 02/04/05 Sukhdeyi (Pradhan) Caste-Dalit/Vill-Madanpur/Fatehpur/Distt-Barabanki/Village Pradhan Jairam, Police Caste-not given/ /Fatehpur/Distt-Barabanki/ Police Sub Inspector 1. Sub Inspector, Jairam abused Dalit Village Pradhan. 2. CO assures Village Pradhan to take action against SI. Jansatta Express, 02/04/05
9. (a) Oppression (b) Shortage of water (c) Migration 24/05/05 Bhumanidin Balmiki Caste-Balmiki/Vill-Pahra/Distt-Mahoba. --- --- 1. People of Pahra, Mahoba are suffering from water because of draught. 2. Dauntless of area oppose poor and Dalits to take water Jansatta
Express 24/05/05
10. (a) Violence (b) loot 08/05/05 Mahadev Rawat Caste-Dalit (Rawat)/Lalapur Majre, Nathupur/PS-Asandra/Distt-Barabanki Balbhadra Pandey Caste-Braheman/Vill-Rehra/PS-Asandra/Distt-Barabanki Asandra PS In-charge started inquiry of case. Jansatta Express, 08/05/05
11. Oppression 29/04/05 --- --- --- --- SC/ST Commission's member, Devendra addresses press meet and says UP is No. 1 in Dalit oppression case. Note- Press meet was organised at Khatauli, Muzaffarnagar Rashtriya Sahara, 29/04/05
12. (a) Oppression (b) Violence (c) Migration 19/05/05 Santram Caste-SC/At-Khamariya Pandit Town/PS-Isanagar/Distt-Lakhimpur Khiri/Agriculture Dauntless (Name not given) Caste-Not given/ At-Khamariya Pandit Town/PS-Isanagar/Distt-Lakhimpur Khiri Police is not taking any step against dauntless. Harijans write letter to HR Commission Jansatta Express, 19/05/05
13. (a) Poverty (b) Hunger (c) Unemployment 06/06/06 1. Swaminath Mushar and his family 2. Vishwanath 3. Dhura 4. Mansha Devi Caste-Mushar/Vill-Mushar Toli (Jungle Belwa)/Block-Padrauna/Distt-Kushinagar --- --- 1. There are no basic facilities (like way, sanitation, hospital, school etc) in the village. 2. Mushars say DM and other officials have been visited this village but nobody taken any step to solve our problems Hindustan, 06/05/05
14. (a) Oppression (b) Hunger (c) Child Right (d) Violence 1. Matabadal
2. Vikram (12 years) s/o Matabdal Caste-Dalit/Vill-Purab Belaw/PS-Asandra/Distt-Barabanki Son and daughter in of Matabadal Mali (late) Caste-Mali/Vill-Purab Belaw/PS-Asandra/Distt-Barabanki 1. Victim, Vikram (12 years) s/o Matabdal was entered in Matabadal (late) Mali's house to steal food because of hunger. 2. Mali's family blames stealing of money. 3. Asandra PS In-charge, Jaiprakash Pandey sends Matabadal to jail and Vikram (12 years) to home. Jansatta Express, 28/05/05
15. (a) Oppression (b) Threat 07/05/05 Tilakram Caste-Dalit/At-Campbell Road/Distt-Lucknow/footwear shopkeeper Akhtar Ali Caste-Muslim/At-Campbell Road/Distt-Lucknow/ shopkeeper 1. Tilakram complains SSP against Akhtar Ali to oppression and threat. 2. SSP orders Sadatganj PS In-charge to inquiry. Amar Ujala, 07/05/05
16. (a) Oppression (b) threat (c) Illegal grabbing (qabza) 02/04/05 1. Govind Prasad Gautam Caste-Dalit/At-Badali kheda/PS-Sarojninagar/Distt-Lucknow Police Post In-charge, Airport Caste-not given/Police Post Airport/PS-Sarojninagar/Distt-Lucknow/Police Police Post In-charge 1. Police Post n-charge wants Govind's plot free of cost. 2. In-charge threats Govind to beating and false case. 3. Govind writes letter to HRC and Harijan
Commission to protection and justice and action against In-charge. Dainik Jagran, 02/04/05
17. (a) Oppression (b) Fire in crops 23/04/05 1. Ramfer Rawat 2. Siddique Teli 1.Caste-Rawat (dalit) 2. Teli (Muslim)/Vill-Tikariya Saidkhan/PS-Asandra/Distt-Barabanki Ram Newal Yadav Caste-Yadav/Vill-Tikariya Saidkhan/PS-Asandra/Distt-Barabanki 1. Accused sets fire in victims crop and absconded. 2. Ramfer reports against accused in Asandra Police Station Jansatts Express 23/04/05
18. (a) Oppression (b) Conflict (c) Demolition 15/05/05 Name not given Caste-Dalit/At- Shukul Bazaar/Distt-Sultanpur Dauntless (name not given) Caste- not given/ At- Shukul Bazaar/Distt-Sultanpur 1. Dauntless beaten Dalits and demolished their houses on waste (Banjar) lands 2. Revenue officer and Lekhpal were present on that time. Hindustan, 15/05/05
19. (a) Oppression (b) Poverty (c) Ignoring (d) Violence 31/05/05 1. Pancham 2. Neelam (15 years) d/o Pancham 3. Rakesh s/o Pancham Caste Not given/At-Distt Hospital/Distt-Hardoi/Bhatta Labour (3) 1. Doctor and nurses 2. Munne 3. Ravindra 4. Santram Caste not given/At-Distt Hospital/Distt-Hardoi/doctor and nurses (1-3)
Note- Accused no 2-4 belong to victim's village but caste and address not given 1. Victim Pacham is taking treatments in Distt Hospital. 2. Accused no 2-4 fired gun on victim's leg.
3. Doctors and nurses are not caring Pancham because he have no money Amar Ujala 31/05/05
20. (a) Oppression (b) Food Grain Scam (d) BPL 08/05/05 Name not given Block-Bejham/Distt-Khiri 1. Ration Mafias 2. Godown In-charge Block-Bejham/Distt-Khiri 1. Ration Mafias and godown In-charges do not give ration (in to fixed quantity) to Quota owners 2. Ration Mafias and godown In-charges threat Quota owners if they complaint against them. Jansatta Expree, 08/05/05
21. (a) Appression (b) stealing and damaging (Statues of Ravidas and B R Abedkar) (c) Conflict 25/05/05 Ramllakhan, Chairman, Ambedkar Kalyan Samiti. Caste-Dalit/Vill-Bankat/PS-Chaubepur/Distt-Varanasi/Chairman, Ambedkar Kalyan Samiti. Name and Caste Not give/ Vill-Bankat/PS-Chaubepur/Distt-Varanasi Anti-social elements (name not given) 1. Angers blocked road 2. Charges file against a specific caste. 3. High tension in the village. 4. PAC and Police deployed. 5. SDM, Sadar and Yogendra Singh, CO, Cholapur assure to establish new statues. Hindustan, 25/05/05
22. (a) Oppression (b) Violence 15/04/05 Ghasiram s/o Achchelal Ahirwar Caste-Ahirwar (dalit)/Majra Taparian (Kamalpur)/Kharela, Mahoba 1. Babulal s/o Gulzarilal 2. Chakkilal f/o Gulzari Caste not given/Majra Taparian (Kamalpur)/PS-Charkhari/Kharela, Mahoba Victims inform Police station Dainik Jagran, 15/04/05
23. (a) Oppression (b) Violence (c) Indira Avas Yojna 02/04/05 Badri Caste-Not given/Vill-Lahaur/PS-Mahobkanth/Distt-Mahoba Munnalal Kallu Caste-Not given/Vill-Lahaur/PS-Mahobkanth/Distt-Mahoba 1. Accused looted victim's building material and beaten him 2. Police station charges file against accused Dainik Jagran, 02/04/05
24. (a) Oppression (b) Rape 01/04/05 1. Nanhe Singh 2. Savitri Devi. Caste-Dalit/Vill-Odarhana and Behdalal/Distt-Khiri 1. Rane Singh 2. Sunil Singh Caste-Thakur/ Vill-Odarhana and Behdalal/Distt-Khiri 1. Police is not taking action against accused 2. Retired IPS Officer, S R Darapuri of Ambedkar Bodh Mahasabha informs SC/ST Commission about incident and warns to strike. Hindustan, 01/04/05
25. (a) Oppression (b) Murder 11/05/05 Chotelal Caste-not given/Vill-Bastauli/PS-Cant/Distt-Kucknow/Labour Anoop Kumar s/o Ram Gopal Caste-not given/Vill-Bastauli/PS-Cant/Distt-Kucknow/Labour 1. Cant police charges case of accident on the place of murder case and advices to compromise 2. Chotelal appeals Om Prakash, Minister to help but no action taken. Dainik Jagran, 11/04/05
26. (a) Oppression (b) Dacoity 04/05/05 1. Munnilal 2. Santlal 3. Rajendra etc. Caste-Dalits/Vill-Asadha/PS-Saraimir/Distt-Azamgarh Dacoits --- Dacoits looted and beaten villagers Rashtriya Shara, 04/05/05
27. (a) Oppression (b) Violence (c) Stripping 21/04/05 1. Ramesh Diwakar 2. Sheela w/o Ramesh 3. Dinesh b/o Ramesh Caste-Dalit/Vill-Sadhuapur/PS-Mangalpur/Distt-Kanpur/Milk Seller 1. Munua Chaubey 2. Bhure Chaubey Caste-Braheman (Chaubey)/Vill-Sadhuapur/PS-Mangalpur/Distt-Kanpur 1. Ramesh charges case against accused 2. There is high tension in the village Hindustan, 21/04/05
28. (a) Rape (b) Violence 04/04/05 D/o Sumiran (13 years) Caste-Dalit/Vill-Ghurdevi/PS-Baundi/Distt-Bahraich Name not given Caste-Minority/Vill-Ghurdevi/PS-Baundi/Distt-Bahraich 1. Police not taken action after complaint 2. CO City is inquiring case on the behalf of SP's order Rashtriya Sahara, 04/04/05
29. (a) Exploitation (b) Daily wages labours (waomen) 04/05/05 1. Bhagwati 2. Badni 3. Munni Caste-not given/Almoda/care taker of Social Welfare Department Social Welfare Department --- 1. Victims are working as care taker of children and women from years. 2. Department do not pay honorarium timely. Hindustan, 04/04/05
30. (a) Oppression (b) Rape (c) Migration 06/05/05 1. Munni Devi (Dead) w/o Ram Khelawan 2. Ram Khelawan 3. Suresh s/o Ram Khelawan Caste-Dalits/At-Begariya/Kakori/Distt-Lucknow 1. Pushpendra Verma 2. Bechalal 3. Nandkishor 4. Ajay 5. Ashok Kumar 6. Ravi Rawat etc. Caste-not given (dauntless)/At-Begariya/Kakori/Distt-Lucknow 1. Accused blames Suresh to murder of Mahesh's son. 2. Accused kills Munni Devi. 3. Police charges murder case against accused and searching them. Amar Ujala, 06/05/05
31. (a) Oppression (b) Violence (c) Stripping 05/05/05 Nirmal Devi Caste-Dalit/Vill-Damauli, Paswan Tola/Distt-Purnia/Bihar/Maid (Dauntless) Name not given Caste-Not given/ Vill-Damauli, Paswan Tola/Distt-Purnia/Bihar/Maid Police not taken any action Amar Ujala 05/05/05
32. (a) Oppression (b) Rape 17/05/05 1. D/o Nanhelal 2. Savitri Devi 1. Caste-Dalit/Vill-Odrahna/Kotwali Sadar/Distt-Lakhimpur Khiri
2. Caste-Dalit/Vill-Behda/PS-Magalganj/Distt-Lakhimpur Khiri 1. Sardar Rane Singh 1. Caste-Upper Calss/Vill-Budhnapur/Kotwali Sadar/Disst-Lakhimpur Khiri. 2. (Information not given) Case-1. 1. Kotwali Sadar Police not taken action against accused. 2. Special Inquiry Cell started inquiry. Case-2. 1. Victim could not get helping money. 2. Charge-sheet has been submitted by CO Mohammadi Dainik Jagran, 17/05/05
33. (a) Oppression (b) Violence against women (d) Dowry (c) Murder 06/05/05 1. Anjali (dead) 2. Raju or Rajni (Dead) 1. Caste-Not given/At-Chichara/PS-Khanna/Distt-Hamirpur 2. Caste-Not given/At-Chirka/PS-Khanna/Distt-Hamirpur --- --- 1. Social organisations in Hamirpur could not aware people against women oppressions. 2. Social organisations have embezzled a lot of money Dainik Jagran, 06/05/05
34. (a) Midday Meal Plan (b) Food Poisoning 02/04/05 Children of a Primary School At-Primary School/Distt-Bulandshahar. 2 cooks and a Nagar Palika official Disst-Bulandshahar
1. Lizard in midday meal 2. 120 children fell ill. 3. DM Nina Sharma orders to file case against two cooks and a Nagar Palika official Amar Ujala, 02/04/05
35. (a) Oppression (b) Rape (c) Kidnapping 13/05/05 1. A girl (6 years old) name no given 2. Meera 3. Keshar 4. A girl child (3 months) 1. Caste-not given/Vill-Panara/PS-Kulpahad/Distt-Mahoba 2-4. Caste-Not given/At-Mahoba 1. Charan Kushwaha 2-4. People from Delhi 1. Caste-Kushwaha/Vill-Panara/PS-Kulpahad/Distt-Mahoba 2-4. Caste-not given Case-1. 1. A report of rape with girl child files in police station. Case-2-4. Accused kidnapped victims to take revenge Dainik Jagran 13/05/05
36. (a) Oppression (b) Threat (c) Insult 09/05/05 1. Sandhya Maurya w/o Kripashankar 2. Kripashankar Caste-Murya/At-Pratap Nagar/PS-Ghazipur/Distt-Lucknow/(1) Stitching and Embroidery teacher /(2) Businessman Mahesh Singh and his friends Caste-Singh/ At-Pratap Nagar/PS-Ghazipur/Distt-Lucknow/Policemen 1. Policemen abuse Kripashankar and his wife Sandhya and threat him to kill 2. Sandhya complains CM, Home Secretary, DIG, IG, SSP, HRC, SP- Transgomti and CO, Ghazipur but no action taken Dainik Jagran, 09/05/05

Tabulation of atrocities against Dalits in June 2005

`June, 2005

Story No./ Issues Date Victim Caste/Place/Occupation Accused Caste/Place/Occupation
Action; taken by
(a) Misappropriate (b) Conflict 31/05/05 1. Rajkumari m/o Kamlesh Kumar s/o Rajaram Raidas
2. Kamlesh Kumar Raidas/ Vill-Malhpour/Kotwali-Maholi/Distt-Sitapur
Note- Rajkumari is member of Cane Union 1. Ramgulam Gupta
2. Mr Shukla 1. Gupta/ Mohali, Sitapur (suspended Secretary, Cooperative Cane Society
2. Shukla (Accountant, Ajba Sugar Mill Article 504, 506, 3(1) 10, SC/ST Act in Mohali Kotwali (Ordered by Additional Civil Judge) Jansatta Express, June 1, 05
(a) Misbehaviours (b) Misappropriate (c) Violence (d) Murder of Tahkur
(e) Dalit's migration 15/06/05 1. Lala Ram Harijan
2. Bhola Harijan
3. Rajendra Bahdur Singh, 33 years (dead) (1-2). Harijan/Vill- Rampur Gauri/Kotwali City/ Disst- Pratapgarh.
3. Thakur, Vill- Rampur Gauri, Kotwali City, Disst- Pratapgarh Names are not given --- 1. 1. Dalits complaint of tree cutting but no action taken by Prithviganj Polices Post Incharge
2. 2. Murder case file against four people. Jansatta Express, June 15, 05
(a) Insult (b) Illegal grabbing (qabza) (c) Conflict 29/06/05 1. Maikulal
2. Satguru
3. Sagar Dom
4. Banarsi
5. Dhaniram
6. Deepchand
7. Ashok
8. Attilal
9. Nanha etc. (1-9) Dalits/Doman Gadha ward/Sidhaur, Barabanki Ramdev Yadav Yadav (Chairman, Sidhaur, Barabanki)
1. Dalits complain SP, Barabanki. 2. PS In-charge Asandra Jaiprakash stay construction after SP's order. Jansatta Express, June 30, 05
4. (a) Teasing
(b) Rape 10/06/05 Neetu (change name) d/o Shivpoojan Dalit/Vill-Kusmauri/Kotwali-Gola/Aliganj-Khiri. Arvind, Caste not given/
(Soldoer)/At- Aliganj, Khiri Victim's father has given application in Kotwali but report couldn't be filed. Jansatta Express, June 14, o5
5. (a) Violence
(b) Arson (c) Sabotage (d) loot (e) Injuries (f) gun firing by aggressors in presence of police 12/06/05 1. Ajay 2. Sunil Harijan 3. Vinod 4. Ramesh 5. Balesh 6. Sushil Kumar 7. Brahma Singh
8. Omkari w/o Ashok 9. Sanjay Singh 10. Shibu 11. Rsmkali w/o Ram Singh 12. Satpal 13. Jagpal 14. Jinda 15. Menka 16. Subhash

Dalits/Vill-Lakhnaur/PS-Nagal/Distt- Saharanpur/Shopkeepers and general residents Banesh and others Caste- Rod/ Vill-Lakhnaur/PS-Nagal/Distt- Saharanpur 1. Nagal PS In-charge, D P Singh was present with force with force on at but not taken any step. 2. SP Dehat, Sharad Sachan and PAC controlled situation. 3. SP has ordered for inquiry of case and SO's role. 4. BSP leader, Jagpal Singh with partymen talk to victims Dainik Jagran, June 12, 05
6. Murder 17/05/05 1. Garigdas 2. Anand or Situ s/o Jyoti Prasad, Ex Pradhan. (Dead) 3. Jyoti Pradasd (Ex Pradhan). Dalits/Vill-Kallapur Gurjar, Rampu Maniharan 1. Isam Singh ant his 3 sons 2. Dhrmveer Gurjar s/o Nakli Singh 3. Pradeep or Bablu s/o Isam Singh 4. Adesh s/o Isam Singh Gurjar/ Vill-Kallapur Gurjar, Rampu Maniharan 1. Police arrested accused Dainik Jagran 17/05/05
7. (a) Thrashing (b) Injuries 14/06/05 Ram Kishor Dalit/ Vill-Vilaspur, Aliganj-Khir Not given --- Police completed only formalities Jansatta Express 14/06/05
8. Murder 24/06/05 Vednath (dead) Dalit/Vill-Baniakheda/PS-Kakori, Itaunja, Lucknow/Labour 1. Udham Singh Yadav 2. Nanke 3. Raju 4. Ramesh Yadav/ Vill-Baniakheda/PS-Kakori, Itaunja, Lucknow Police charges murder case against accused Jansatta Express 24/06/05
9. (a) Poverty (b) starvation (BPL Programme)
Note- Story belongs to Bashi ka Talab, Lucknow 15/06/05 Not given Not given Not given Not given Quota shopkeepers say ration is not available Rashtriya Sahara, 15/06/05
10. (a) Human Rights (b) Rape (c) Reservation 05/06/05 --- --- --- --- 1. A press meet organised by some organisations in Lucknow (dedicated in Dalit Development) 2. Director, Budha Smriti Sansthan demands reservation in private sectors (3) some other activists from different parts of country speaks about Dalits Right, violence and discriminations (untouchability) Hindustan, 05/06/05
11. (a) Murder.
(b) Untouchability 05/06/05 Dharmendra, 10 years old (dead) Dalit/Vill- Gohani/Tehsil-Akbarpur/Distt-Kanpur Dehat. Krishna Kumar Tiwari Braheman/Vill- Gohani/Tehsil-Akbarpur/Distt-Kanpur Dehat. Police charges case against priest and searching Rashtriya Sahara, 05/06/05
12. (a) Poverty (b) Hunger (c) unemployment 21/06/05 Manoj Dalit/At-Sonar Toli, Patna city/Garbage Picker ---- ---- --- Rashtriya Sahara 21/06/05
13. (a) loot (b) Violence (c) Migration (d) illegal demolition 01/06/05 1. Dukhram Rawat 2. Chandrawati w/o Dukhram 3. Km Sanju (15 years) d/o Dukhram Dalits/Vill-Niyamatpur/PS-Patranga/Sidhaur, Barabanki. Ram Suresh Verma Verma/ Vill-Niyamatpur/PS-Patranga/Sidhaur, Barabanki. 1. Civil Judge has given stay ordered against demolition of Dukhram's wall. 2. Incharge, Patranga PS, CO- Rudauli, SP and DIG Faizabad have not taken any step against accused. 3. Local MLA, Ram Magan has committed to help Dukhiram Jansatta Express, 01/06/05
14. (a) Misappropriation (Patta) 09/06/05 1. Swadeshi 2. Nandlal 3. Parmeshwar 4. Rajendra 5. Mungre 6. Ramchandra 7. Parsu 8. Munna 9. Funna 10. Prabhu. Dalits/Vill-Basaigapur/Pargana-Srinagar, Andeshnagar, Khiri Ojas Industries Pvt Ltd. (Sugar Mills Vill-Basaigapur/Pargana-Srinagar, Andeshnagar, Khiri 1. Civil Court has order to stay constructions on Patta lads. 2. Construction is continuing 3. Distt Sec, CPI, Baleshwar Yadav warns to protest against Sugar Mill management Jansatta Express 09/06/05
15. (a) Rape
(b) Loot (c) violence 07/06/05 1. Daughter of Rampal Godia (15 years) 2. Rampal Godia Godia/Vill-Palauli Majre Jenahua/PS- Asandra, Sidhaur, Barabanki Not given Vill-Palauli Majre Jenahua/PS- Asandra, Sidhaur, Barabanki Police is searching accused Jansatta Express 07/06/05
16. (a) Rape 02/06/05 1. Daughter of Smt Narain Deyi w/o Rampal (late)
2. Smt Narain Deyi m/o victim Dalit/Vill-Jallabad/PS-Goshainganj, Lucknow Deshraj s/o Pannalal Vill-Jallabad/PS-Goshainganj, Lucknow HRC, Women Commission, Police Officials (SO-Nigohan, SSP, IG, DIG), CM Governor are not taken any step after complaints by victims Rahstriya Sahara, 02/06/05
17. (a) Rape 22/05/05 1. Daughters of Subhash
2. Subhash (imaginary name) Dalits/Vill-Bibipur/ PS-Devband/Kotwali Dehat, Janata Road, Saharanpur 7 Persons (name not given) Caste not given/ Vill-Bibipur/ PS-Devband/Kotwali Dehat, Janata Road, Saharanpur/Bhatta workers SSP send victims to medical checkup with Bironika, lady constable amd orders Kotwali Dehat to charge case against Bhatta workers Dainik Jagran, 22/05/05
18. (a) Begging (b) Vulgar activity (teasing) 04/06/05 1. Prema Devi d/o Sripal Lodhi 2. Sripal Lodhi Lodhi/Vill-Ganeshpur/PS-Khiron/Distt-Raibariely Name not given PS-Khiron/Distt-Raibariely/Policeman Gorakhnath Rai, CO, Lalganj and Inspector, Kotwali Lalganj assure for harden activity against policeman Jansatta Express, 04/06/05
19. (a) Rape (b) loot 23/06/05 Rajrani, widow of Malkhe Godia Dalit (Godia)/Vill-Patani/ PS- Sakran/Biswan, Sitapur. 1. Ramkhelawan or Chotkannu s/o Chandrabhal 2. Rameshwar s/o Bhaisware 3. Sonu s/o Bhaisware Caste not given/Vill-Patani/ PS- Sakran/Biswan, Sitapur. 1. Police charge file excluded rape and loot case. 2. Victim appeals DM through Lokvani. 3. Accused are not arrested 4. Victims is waiting for DM's decision Jansatta Express, 23/06/05
20. (a) Rape 15/06/05 Sridevi w/o Sripal Dalit/ Vill-Khetausi/PS-Hyderabad/Distt-Lakhimpur Khiri Rameshwar and 3 others Caste not given/Vill-Khetausi/PS-Hyderabad/Distt-Lakhimpur Khiri 1. Police has not filed report. 2. Victim appeals SP and CM to file report action Rashtriya Swaroop, 15/06/05
21. Rape 26/06/05 Lady (27 years) w/o Disable fruit seller (Basic residents, Haryana) Name not given Dalits/At-Darogawali Gali/Hapud/Fruit seller Son of House owner and his 4 friends Caste not givrn At-Darogawali Gali/Hapud/Fruit seller/ house owner 1. Hapur police transfer case to the Hapur Dehat Kotawli 2. Police arrested accused ant released after some time 3. Mr. Rajpal, Chairman, UP Dalit Utthan Sangathan blames PS In-charge to protect accused and demands CM to terminate PS In-charge and inquiry of case Rashtriya Sahara 26/06/05
22. (a) Oppression (b) Panchayat's decision 22/06/05 Moti d/o Maniram or Mania Dalit/Vill-Devgarh/PS-Devgarh/Distt-Muraina, MP Panchayat Members of village
(Name not given) Caste not given/Vill-Devgarh/PS-Devgarh/Distt-Muraina, MP 1. Panchayt orders Maniram to Ganga Snan and Brahma Bhoj. 2. Maniram's daughter taken has Ganga Bath but couldn't give Bhoj because of his poorness. 3. Police not taken any step. 4. A Senior villager Ram Sanehi Tiwari's family help victims Rashtriya Sahara 22/06/05
23. (a) Rape (b) Murder (c) Poverty and hunger 03/06/05 1. Shivdevi (dead) d/o Radheshyam
2. Radheshyam Caste-Not given/Vill-Baghapurva/PS-Dhaurahra/Distt-Lakhimpur Khiri/Daily Wages labour Ashok Caste-Not given/Vill-Baghapurva/PS-Dhaurahra/Distt-Lakhimpur Khiri Police not taken any action against accused Jansatta Express, 03/06/05
24. (a) Rape (b) Murder (c) Poverty and hunger 18/06/05 1. Shivdevi (dead) d/o Radheshyam
2. Radheshyam Caste-Dalits/Vill-Baghapurva/PS-Dhaurahra/Distt-Lakhimpur Khiri/Daily Wages labour Name not given Caste-Maurya/Vill-Baghapurva/PS-Dhaurahra/Distt-Lakhimpur Khiri 1. Doctor, Ramiabehar PHC not file statement of victim and refers to Distt hospital. 2. Victim has filed report in Police Station Rashtriya Sahara, 15/06/05
25. (a) Rape (b) Murder (c) Poverty and hunger 02/06/05 1. Shivdevi (dead) d/o Radheshyam
2. Radheshyam Caste-Dalits/Vill-Baghapurva/PS-Dhaurahra/Distt-Lakhimpur Khiri/Daily Wages labour Ashok s/o Puttulal Caste-Maurya/Vill-Baghapurva/PS-Dhaurahra/Distt-Lakhimpur Khiri Accused absconded (faraar) from the village Hindustan, 02/06/05
27. (a) Poverty (b) Oppression 02/06/05 1. Lajvanti Chauhan w/o Ramu Lonia Caste-Chauhan (Lonia)/Vill-Saipur Bhitwa/PS-Masauli/Distt-Barabanki 1. Dr. Dabral 2. Dr. Geeta Singh At-Distt hospital Barabanki/Doctor 1. Doctors demand heavy amount for operation but victim couldn't pay Jansatta Express, 02/06/05

Tribes Compelled to eat 'Chakbar' leaf due to starvation

The poor tribal community has no option to eat Chakbar leaf as food due to continuous drought. It seen at KookhariTola , Bahuaar village under Rabastusganj. Chirujia of 'Agaria' tribe with her eighteen members family is compelled to give 'Chakbar' leaf to her family members as food. Such a worse situation was in 1960. But it was beyond imagination that in 21 st century repeats, tribes will be compelled to eat leaf.

This tribal family of Bahuaar village has eighteen family members. They have only one Red card. The family got only 35 K.g food grains through the Red card. This is a landless family. Chirujia has four sons, five daughters, two daughter- in-laws, five grand sons and her husband. Only 35 K.g ration from Red card is not sufficient enough to meet their hunger. As Femine relief work is not in Process, they are jobless. According to Locals, if the Femine relief work is not start immediately, more poor people will have the same fate. The poor tribes took Chakbar leaf and Mahua lath due to lack of food grain, fifty years before. After 'Green Revolution' we thought we are self-dependent. But we can't ignore our poor tribal community; those are compelled to eat 'Chakbar' leaf to meet their hunger. District Administration should take it seriously.

Panchayat Elections - UP

The Panchayat elections have just concluded in Uttar Pradesh (UP). The final result was declared on 28th August. This was the third Panchyat election held on the basis of the constitutional amendments made during the regime of Rajiv Gandhi.

The entire state had been through a lot of excitement ever since the dates were declared during the last week of July. The excitement can be judged by the participation of the voters: 80 to 85 percent of votes were casted in the election. Another interesting feature of the election was the lavish show of money. The extent of money spent by candidates to lure voters was unprecedented. Anything between Rs. 2 to 10 lakhs were spent by each candidate, depending on the size and importance of the Panchayat. The money was not spent in the campaign material as it usually is in the Assembly or Parliament elections. Instead, cash, food and alcohol were distributed directly among the voters. Commenting on such extravagance, one voter in Saharanpur said, “it is good that the elections were held in this period, because it was a lull month and no work was available in the villages. Much of our needs were taken care of by the election and the hardship that we would have had to face due to the non-availability of work was lessened.”

Dalits, particularly women, had participated in a very big way in the recent elections. They not only contested from the reserved constituencies, but also fought for general seats. Even in the reserved constituencies, they used their political acumen to defeat those Dalit candidates who were put up by the upper castes. Dalits played the most decisive and balancing role and upset many calculations and ambitions.

Because of their independent role, often defying the diktat of upper castes, Dalits became the target of caste fury as soon as the results were declared. A reign of terror was let loose throughout the state. Dalits were not only threatened or beaten up, their houses were burnt and they were chased out of their villages. Everyday newspapers have been reporting such cases, but many more have remained unreported. We visited a few areas and found that the extent of violence and subjugation was despicable. What is more shocking is the local administration by and large has remained a silent spectator. The situation is volatile and turning worse day by day.

To stop this mindless violence, we appeal to all of you to write to the state government expressing our concerns and urge them to take concrete steps to stop this injustice and ensure protection of Dalits.

Dynamic Action Group - Profile

Dynamic Action Group (DAG)
404, U.P.I.L. Campus
Aishbagh Road, Rajendranagar
Lucknow -226004
Ph : (0522) 2693384, 2690216

In 1998 thirty small, registered and non-registered Dalit NGOs came together to share their common concern and to chalk out an action plan for future. After detailed deliberation over two days it was realised that the voices of Dalit organisations did not receive adequate notice and Dalit issues did not receive attention. Apart from the entrenched system that worked to marginalise Dalit voices as well as interpret Dalit issues in a manner commensurate to the system, one major shortcoming that the participants noted was that of lack of co-ordination between different Dalit groups. It was also realised that the way in which non-Dalit organisations raise Dalit issues often dilutes the central points of structural discrimination as well as historical subjugation.

All the participants unanimously voted to form a platform to: -

• To create leadership quality in Dalit organisations.
• Undertake joint campaign against violation of Dalit human rights in the State.
• Create a space for, and increase visibility of, Dalit organisations.

The platform was called Dynamic Action Group (DAG). It was formed with the objective :-

• To strengthen the concept and philosophy of Dalit emancipation.
• To provide training and education to create new leadership.
• To initiate and expand debates on Dalit issues.
• To create Public awareness on Dalit issues.
• To locate methods for civil society to participate in the process of change initiated by DAG.

Our principal activities are: -

• Training Dalit youth and women for developing leadership and building perspective.
• Organising Public Hearings and Tribunals on violation of Dalit human rights.
• Monitoring events, media and development and disseminating the outcome.
• Advocacy.

Our Publications: -
• Dalit-gatha (Dalit stories) – a monthly newsletter of Dalit news carried by newspapers in UP. Dalit-gatha is published once a month and is a compilation of news clippings on Dalit atrocities, administrative attitude, Dalit action, and Dalit situation with respect to health, education and social services.
• Report on atrocities. These are periodical publications that contain information collected through local investigation and research. The publications describe social and economic conflicts, deprivations and discrimination that lead to conflict, and attempts (or its lack) at conflict resolution.
• Report on profiles of different Dalit communities of UP. These are periodical publication containing information collected through local research about specific communities. These contain the size of the communities, their situation, inter-community relationships etc.
• Aj Ka Bharat (India today) Aj Ka Bharat is a booklet published every two months contains Dalit stories from different part s of the country and translated into Hindi.

The structure of DAG.

At present DAG has 75 members spread over 35 districts of UP.
The network is guided by the constitution that is ratified and amended every year in the general house.
The general house consists of all the members, elects the executive committee and convenor for two years.