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Dalit attempts suicide after rape accused let off by UP panchayat #Vaw

Wednesday, 25 December 2013 | PNS | Lucknow Depressed over panchayat’s diktat awarding just five slaps to an accused who tried to rape her, a 19-year-old Dalit  girl allegedly tried to commit suicide in Pahasu area of Bulundshahr on Monday…. Continue Reading →

#India- Kin of actress Nikunj Malik send death threats in khap ruling #Vaw #WTFnews

  Bharati Dubey, Pune Mirror , Monday, October 28, 2013 The family has been harassed since 2010, claims NikunjNikunj Malik, who is currently shooting Revolver Rani and features in Anil Kapoor’s 24, has made a few enemies in her hometown…. Continue Reading →

#India – Man kills self after being forced to lick spit by Bihar Panchayat Court #WTFnews

Ajay Kumar, Hindustan Times  Samastipur, October 18, 2013 A 40-year-old man committed suicide by consuming pesticide on Friday after he was forced to lick spit of the members of a panchayat court in a village in Bihar’s Samastipur. Police revealed that… Continue Reading →

#India – What led to the Muzaffarnagar communal riots

The administration passed orders for an indefinite curfew was imposed in certain areas of Muzaffarnagar city – Nayi Mandi, City Kotwali and Civil Lines on Saturday Virendra Nath Bhatt September 8, 2013   Security personnel on patrol during curfew inMuzaffarnagar on… Continue Reading →

#India – What Ails Panchayati Raj?

Vol – XLVIII No. 30, July 27, 2013 | Rahul Banerjee, EPW   Two decades have elapsed since the 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act institutionalised panchayati raj as the mandatory third tier of governance in India. Yet due to a lack of extensive… Continue Reading →

Recommendations on Panchayat (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996

The Recommendations of National Advisory Council on PESA and Scheduled Area passed on 21 December is provided below and also attached. Also accessible at http://nac.nic.in/pdf/pesa_31dec.pdf National Advisory Council (NAC) Recommendations on Panchayat (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996 Summary The… Continue Reading →

Attack On Dalits Of Dharmapuri: A Fact Finding Report

pic- courtesy — The hindu     By Dr Anand Teltumbde (For the Fact Finding Committee)   06 December, 2012 Countercurrents.org   On 7 November 2012 as the sun set to retreat from the Naikkankottai sky the world of Dalits symbolizing… Continue Reading →

MGNREGA Worker Jagu Bhuiyan’s Suicide case

(Report of the 4 member Fact Finding team from Jharkhand NREGA Watch)   Karmatand, Panchayat Hotai, Block Panki, Dist. Palamau, Jharkhand. A 55 year old Dalit man, Jagu Bhuiyan hung himself from a tree in his farm on the night… Continue Reading →

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