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By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter,
Nagpur: A Dalit woman has filed a rape complaint against a police sub-inspector (SI) alleging he sexually
exploited her for nine years before ditching her for a fellow woman officer.
Hudkeshwar police station of the city booked PSI Vinod Madhre of Kamptee police station for allegedly
raping a 23 years old Dalit woman on the promise of marriage.
The accused SI was transferred to Kamptee police station after he got promotion and allegedly married a
The complainant who is also Bachelor of Pharmacy student was making rounds of the police
station for the last few days but her complaint was refused by the police. Ultimately a local social
activist Nutan Rewatkar helped her in registering the FIR.
In her complaint she said that both of them neighbours in her village in Bhandara district since childhood
and were also friends. Their families too knew about their relationships. He was later recruited in the police
department as a constable and subsequently selected as an officer through state commission examination.
The lady also alleges that Mandhre forced her into physical relationship when she was 15 years. The victim
also alleged that the accused developed physical relationship with her till June 2015.
However, he ditched her suddenly after nine years. He got selected for officers training and fell in love with
a woman PSI and married her, the complaint says.
The hans india
Hyderabad: The Bharatiya Dalit Sahitya Akademi on Sunday presented the Dr B R Ambedkar national
award- 2015 at Delhi to Social activist and Telangana Electricity Employees Union (1104) State organising
secretary B Srinivas Naik.
Dr S P Sumanakshar, national president of the Akademi, presented him the award and felicitated him on
the occasion. Naik was considered for the award in recognition of the efforts made by him in propagating
the ideology Dr B R Ambedkar and taking message to the masses and downtrodden.
Sub inspector in Maharashtra booked for Dalit woman’s rape
TSEEU leader Naik gets Ambedkar award
Naik, a resident of Khammam was one of the leaders in the front lines of the fight for separate Telangana
State as well.
Speaking on the occasion BDSA president said that Naik had been a perennial source of support for the
cause of the Dalit education and upliftment taken up by the Bharat Dalit Sahitya Akadami , that was
established in 1984 by the then Deputy Prime Minister.
Naik,on this occasion, said that the success of the mission to enlighten the Dalits owed to the initiative of
the writers, poets, dramatists, journalists, novelists, story writers, litterateurs, social workers etc in
Turram Sukipriya, a class IX student of Bhadrachalam-based Tribal Welfare Residential School, received a
rapturous welcome when she arrived in the temple town on Sunday after her successful expedition to
Mount Renock of the Himalayan range, a few days ago.
Sukipriya, who hails from a poor tribal family of a tiny hamlet under Pedda Kamalapuram panchayat in
Dummugudem mandal, reached the temple town amid grand welcome by her schoolmates, and teachers.
Sukipriya earned the rare distinction of scaling Mt. Renock at a height of 17,000 feet in Kanchenjunga
along with 30 other students belonging to the residential educational institutions of the TSWREIS and the
TTWREIS in the State.
An impressive rally was organised by the students in the temple town to mark the remarkable
accomplishment of the tribal girl hailing from a remote village in Bhadrachalam Agency.
Later, Sukipriya was felicitated at a function held at the TW residential school in the temple town.
Bhadrachalam legislator S. Rajaiah and others heaped praises on Sukipriya for conquering Mt. Renock,
one of the toughest peaks of the Himalayan range, as part of an adventurous expedition by a group of 31
students belonging to SC and ST communities. They also recalled the unique feat achieved by S Anand, a
Dalit student of Kaliveru in Charla mandal of the district, by climbing Mount Everest, the highest peak in the
world, last year.
A visibly-elated Sukipriya attributed her achievement to the vigorous training in mountaineering, which she
had undergone along with 30 other students in Darjeeling recently.
“I never even dreamt of watching snow-capped mountains of the Himalayan range, leave about scaling
them,” she says with a sense of accomplishment.
I owe a lot to my parents, teachers, trainers and R.S. Praveen Kumar, secretary, TTWREIS, for
encouraging me in every stage of the expedition to Mt. Renock,” she says, exuding confidence that she will
scale Mt. Everest with the same zeal in the next few months.
Minister for Tribal Welfare Ravela Kishore Babu has said that the Chandrababu Naidu government is
committed to the uplift of the tribal and Dalit people through implementation of various social welfare
Participating as chief guest in the ‘Chandranna Runa Mela’ organised at AU College of Engineering
(AUCE) grounds here on Sunday, he distributed loans to beneficiaries under various schemes through
various government departments.
Scaling Mount Renock, a rare feat for this tribal girl
State committed to welfare of Dalits, says Ravela
He said that the government had introduced Ambedkar Overseas Education and Ambedkar Vidya Nidhi to
enable educated persons from SC/ST communities to go for higher studies abroad. Special coaching was
being given to students from these communities for taking the civil services examinations. Youth training
centres would be developed as skill training centres to provide training to 60,000 tribal youths in the State.
He said that the coffee project was being developed with Rs.5,926 crore to benefit 2 lakh tribal people, he
Minister for HRD Ganta Srinivasa Rao said that the government had allocated funds under the SC, ST and
The adoption of Araku village by the Chief Minister was an indication of his love for the tribal people.
Minister for Health Kamineni Srinivasa Rao, MLC M.V.V.S. Murthy and Joint Collector J. Nivas spoke.
National Commission for Scheduled Castes on Sunday summoned IGP Bhatinda zone, Deputy
Commissioner Fazilka and SSP to appear before the commission’s Vice Chairman on Monday in
connection with the incident in which limbs of two Dalits were chopped off by a gang close to the ruling
National Commission for Scheduled Castes has issued notices to IGP Bhatinda zone, Deputy
Commissioner Fazilka and SSP in connection with this case and they have been asked to appear before
the commission on Monday afternoon in Abhohar.
The commission has also directed the police authorities to arrest the people involved in the incident within
three days failing which strict action will be taken against the official concerned,” Dr Rajkumar Verka said.
Dr Verka said that the incident has shocked the entire Dalit community which has alleged that efforts are
being made to hushup the case as the people involved in the case are influential. He has assured the
affected families that the Commission will take action against the people involved in the case.
According to the police, the Dalit youths identified as Bheem Tak and Gurjant Singh alias Janta were
working with Shivlal Doda who is a liquor trader. They had some dispute with the rival trader who had
called them for a compromise on Friday at Doda’s farm house. The youths were taken hostage by the
people present at the farm house. They chopped off Bheem’s hands and feet. Janta’s, also a Dalit, one arm
and foot were cut off brutally. The people involved in the incident fled after the crime. They were numbered
between eight to 10.
While Bheem Tak succumbed to his injures in the hospital, Gurjant Singh is battling for his life in the
The police has registered a case against 11 people including an Akali Dal leader Shiv lal Doda and his
nephew. No arrests have been made so far.Relatives of Bheem and Gurjant protested in Abhohar on
Saurday. The administration has deployed police force in the town to control the situation.
Bhubaneswar: National Confederation Dalit Adivasi Organisations (NACDAOR) has decided to train Dalits and
Adivasis in the state of Odisha to lead their issues in the state. It has launched a campaign called “Making 10000 Dalit
Adivasi Leaders 2016” in Odisha. Under this campaign NACDAOR has organised trainings in Nuapada, Bargarh, and
Keonjhar and Kandhamal districts in recent months in which more than 500 leaders have been “trained” so far.
The incidences of atrocities on Dalits and Adivasis are growing rapidly in Odisha due to existence of caste based
hegemony in societal and governance structure. The state ruled for 14 years by a political party owned completely by
upper caste elite, Odisha remains a state with high incidences of atrocities against the Dalits.
Limbs of 2 Dalit men chopped off in Fazilka, NCSC summons IG, DC
Making 10,000 Dalit Adivasi leaders for dignity and development in Odisha
According to National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), 2266 incidence of crime against Dalit and 1259 crime against
Adivasis were committed in 2014. Dalits and Adivasi which constitutes more 40 percent of the total population of
Orissa remain vulnerable to discrimination, exploitation and violence.
“The police administration which has been in the control of a majoritarian government since 14 years has given free
hand to upper caste elites to attack and humiliate Dalits and Adivasis. The incidents of setting houses of Dalits on fire
at Lathore village in Bolangir district and brutal atrocity on a Scheduled Caste girl of 17 years under Pipili police
station of Puri district bear the testimony of such lackadaisical attitudes of Odisha Government for Dalits,” said
Sukanta Chandra Behera, Program Manager at NACDAOR.
He added that the political leadership in the state (both from ruling party and opposition) rarely raises any eyebrow
over the growing atrocities against Dalits and Adivasis. “Even the political leaders from Dalit and Adivasi
communities do not speak against such incidence of crime fearing their ouster from the party. In such situation, Dalit
and Adivasi communities are left to the mercy of caste elites and left with leaderless,” Behera added.
NACDAOR is organising the cadres with an “objective to develop the analytical understanding on social exclusion,
structural causes of the marginalization of the Dalit and Adivasi community and of women, so that they can take
collective action to assert their voices. It is emphasising to develop an awareness of the knowledge, skills, and
attributes necessary to become effective leaders,” a statement of the organisation read.
The training is also focusing to develop their understanding on caste hegemony so that this would allow them to
organize themselves in future and question the traditionally decided role in the Society. It also is focusing various
laws, enactments, constitution amendments that would help them to understand their legal rights guaranteed under
The perspective and vision building on the philosophy of Baba Saheb Ambedkar’s “Unite, Educate and Agitate” are
done through such trainings. This training is helping to bring about a rejuvenation of zeal and directions of the leaders
towards dignity and development. One of the specialities of the training program is that these are being conducted in
the communities only in their own setting rather doing it in close room/ in any hotel.
NACDAOR’s Odisha state unit plans to train 10000 Dalit Adivasi leaders in Odisha by 2017 to build the struggle for
‘dignity and development’ for the fulfillment of the dream of Dr BR Ambedkar and “creating an enabling environment
in which constitutional values are respected”.
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