Post Tagged with: "Hathras Rape"

City of Derby (UK) Against Caste Atrocities in India

City of Derby (UK) Against Caste Atrocities in India

Derby People are deeply alarmed at the news of a brutal gang rape and murder of a 19-year-old Dalit woman in the district of Hatras in Uttar Pradesh. The alleged rape was carried out on 14 September 2020, by four upper-caste men who then left her for dead, with a cut to her tongue and injuries to her neck and[Read More…]

by November 3, 2020 India
Dalit Lives Matter! A Cry to Rage Against the Horrifying Violence of Saffron Terror in India

Dalit Lives Matter! A Cry to Rage Against the Horrifying Violence of Saffron Terror in India

In Hathras, cops barricade a raped woman’s home, hijack her corpse, set it afire on a murderous night, deaf to her mother’s howling pain. In a land where Dalits cannot rule, they cannot rage, or even mourn. This has happened before, this will happen again. . . . . Sanatana, the only law of the land that’s in force, Sanatana,[Read More…]

by October 29, 2020 India
A dystopian template for India’s future

A dystopian template for India’s future

Murders, kidnapping, rape, police atrocities, sectarian violence, lynch mobs on the prowl. Welcome to a typical day in the life of Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous, lawless and politically important province, control over which holds the key to power nationally. India’s Uttar Pradesh (UP) province was in the headlines recently for yet another heinous crime – the gang rape and[Read More…]

by October 22, 2020 India
PUCL Maharashtra Demands Transfer Of Hathras  Rape Case To Delhi

PUCL Maharashtra Demands Transfer Of Hathras  Rape Case To Delhi

PUCL Maharashtra condemns the caste-based brutal rape and murder of the young Dalit woman from Hathras, UP, by upper caste men and the deliberate mishandling of the case, including delayed FIR, medical examination and burning of the body and destruction of evidence by state authorities.  PUCL Maharashtra condemns the even more reprehensible act of the UP government to create a[Read More…]

by October 17, 2020 India
No caste for Dalit woman victim? Politics of rhetoric in responses to Hathras gang rape and murder

No caste for Dalit woman victim? Politics of rhetoric in responses to Hathras gang rape and murder

  It is not surprising when Police, judicial system and mainstream media deny the existence of caste in Hathras rape case. This practice of denial is a historical, ritualistic and expected strategy from the dominant caste ideologies to decontextualise, depoliticise deradicalise responses to Dalit atrocities from their content and context. In such incidents of atrocity, every time, Dalits have to[Read More…]

by October 13, 2020 Annihilate Caste
CDRO Condemns Rape And Murder Of A Dalit Young Woman And Inept Handling Of Case By The UP Police

CDRO Condemns Rape And Murder Of A Dalit Young Woman And Inept Handling Of Case By The UP Police

The conscience of the nation was shaken with the news of gang-raping followed by a brutal murder of a young Dalit woman in the Hathras village in UP. CDRO condemns in no uncertain terms this rape and murder of the young girl of Hathras village. The nineteen-year-old had been gang-raped when she had gone for collecting grass for cattle. Her[Read More…]

The Irony of Fear of Victims and the Fearlessness of Perpetrators in a Nation of Castes

The Irony of Fear of Victims and the Fearlessness of Perpetrators in a Nation of Castes

After the death of a Dalit girl from Hathras in a hospital at New Delhi, many video cameras turn to members of girl’s family to gather the know about of the incident. Many videos surfaced on social media showing girl’s brother speaking to a journalist just after the death of his sister, a grieving mother sitting on a soiled ground,[Read More…]

by October 10, 2020 India
 Hathras incident and RSS / BJP defence of rape

 Hathras incident and RSS / BJP defence of rape

The last few years have seen incidents of rape, where the BJP has stood with the rapists. This was in Kathua, Unnao or recently in Hathras. In both Kathua and Hathras incidents, the IT cell was out to prove that the incident never happened. The leaders within the BJP in both these incidents undertook activities in defence of the rapists.[Read More…]

by October 8, 2020 India
 Rape – A social evil seeking legal solutions

 Rape – A social evil seeking legal solutions

Women (idols) in India are worshipped, as they say, but the truth of Indian women is only known to herself. India has a sex ratio of 943 females/1000 males.[1] While the southern and northeastern states are better off, the cow belt (Hindi/Hindu heartland) has a disappointing population ratio. A lot to do would surely have roots in female infanticide, something[Read More…]

by October 8, 2020 India
Hathras Reporting: Journalist Siddique Kappan And Others Charged With UAPA And Sedition

Hathras Reporting: Journalist Siddique Kappan And Others Charged With UAPA And Sedition

Journalist Siddique Kappan who is working with the popular Malayalam website Azhimukham.com and three others who were arrested by the UP police on Monday in Mathura while on their way to Hathras have been booked under provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and sedition. On Tuesday, they were remanded to 14 days’ judicial custody by a local court[Read More…]

by October 7, 2020 Uncategorized
Perplexing Extremes: The Chauvinistic Audacity To Rape And The Matrimonial Propensity To Discriminate

Perplexing Extremes: The Chauvinistic Audacity To Rape And The Matrimonial Propensity To Discriminate

Hathras rape incident is not new to us and for the greater society it might not be shocking either. In India, the cold-blooded reality is the occurrence of rape every 15 minutes. This is as per the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data. What is usually overlooked in the statistics is the Dalit Women who are usually considered as the[Read More…]

by October 7, 2020 India
Exposing the Double Standards of India’s Upper and Middle Class: Perspective of Justice for Hathras victim

Exposing the Double Standards of India’s Upper and Middle Class: Perspective of Justice for Hathras victim

Introduction Again, the inhuman and horrible incident of Hathras has put the entire society ashamed as it has been the second occurrence of such cruelty and brutality against women in the last eight years after Nirbhaya 2012, sparking a huge resentment and anguish against the governments exposing the concern of safety and security of the women. Although, the Hathras incidence[Read More…]

by October 7, 2020 India
Requirement Of An Independent Constitutional Body

Requirement Of An Independent Constitutional Body

The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 was enacted with a main objective to protect marginalised communities viz. schedule castes and tribes against discrimination and atrocities. Sec.3 of the said Act enunciates the nature of various acts committed against a schedule caste or a schedule tribe to constitute an offence punishable under the said Act. The said provision stipulates that any act which is[Read More…]

by October 5, 2020 Annihilate Caste
Hathras: yet another victim of the caste-driven rape culture in India   

Hathras: yet another victim of the caste-driven rape culture in India   

    Even as the United Nations deliberated on the concrete actions that would advance gender equality for women and girls everywhere, marking the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and platform for action – the most comprehensive roadmap for women and girl’s empowerment, the  world  watched once again in horror another rape and murder story unraveling in India’s heartland.[Read More…]

by October 5, 2020 India
Rape Culture: Where Do We Stand?

Rape Culture: Where Do We Stand?

The Caravan Magazine in August 2020, reported an incident from the month of June this year from Pokhari Village, Uttar Pradesh. Several upper-caste men hailing from the Thakur community (the caste community from which UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also hails from), attacked a colony of the Dalit community in the Gorakhpur district triggered by a puja of Goddess Kali[Read More…]

by October 4, 2020 India
Dalit lives matter

Dalit lives matter

For generations have we suffered Without any meaningful change in our lives Humiliation and oppression Which has seen no end The world has changed And adopted equality as its universal value Yet a world divided on caste Continues to be the world determined by you An oppressed population rising up Is the thing you do not want A population living[Read More…]

by October 4, 2020 Arts/Literature
How far is Hathras from your home?

How far is Hathras from your home?

“I know the alternative policy of adopting the line of least resistance. I am convinced that it will be ineffective in the matter or uprooting untouchability. The silent infiltration of rational ideas among the ignorant mass of caste Hindus cannot, I am sure, work for the elevation of the depressed classes. First of all, the cate Hindus like all human[Read More…]

by October 3, 2020 India
 Hathras Horror: NAPM Condemns the Rising Caste and Gender-based Violence in  BJP ruled Uttar Pradesh & Gujarat

 Hathras Horror: NAPM Condemns the Rising Caste and Gender-based Violence in  BJP ruled Uttar Pradesh & Gujarat

Punish the rapists & murderers of dalit women and other victims. Hold the Administration, Police and Political Nexus Accountable. Chief Minister of UP must resign for repeatedly failing to safeguard rights of women from marginalized communities in the state 3rd Oct, 2020: The brutal rape and murder of yet another dalit woman in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh has sent shock waves[Read More…]

Open Letter to the Chief Minister Of Uttar Pradesh

Open Letter to the Chief Minister Of Uttar Pradesh

Dear Chief Minister, Just when we thought that nothing could numb our consciences and brains further, the handling of the Hathras incident by the Uttar Pradesh administration has shown that, as a nation, we are plumbing the depths of depravity and callousness in governance. A young Dalit woman is brutally violated. Almost three weeks after the incident, the police are[Read More…]

by October 3, 2020 India
Candlelight vigil for Hadras rape victim held outside Indian passport and visa office in Surrey

Candlelight vigil for Hadras rape victim held outside Indian passport and visa office in Surrey

South Asians activists came together on the evening of Friday, October 2, to raise voices against the recent gang rape of a Dalit woman in Uttar Pradesh, India. The victim died after struggling for life for two weeks. She was brutally assaulted and raped by people belonging to the upper caste. Her death has outraged the community of so-called untouchables[Read More…]

by October 3, 2020 India
Rape of Hathras

Rape of Hathras

Amazing, till about three days ago the news was that a Dalit girl has been raped and killed- as a matter of fact. It occurs every now and then, and here is another such incidence. So do not fret. It happens. That is the audacity with which we are informed about the rape of a Dalit girl. And then, come[Read More…]

by October 2, 2020 India
Opposition must unite and act to provide an alternative

Opposition must unite and act to provide an alternative

The attempt to stop Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi from visiting to Hatharas by the Uttar Pradesh government might have succeeded when they did not allow the convoy to move ahead of Greater Noida and detained both Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi who have been taken to Buddha circuit, a world class facility made by Ms Mayawati when she was the[Read More…]

by October 1, 2020 India
Haathras Atrocity: Savarna Men Must Speak Up Now!

Haathras Atrocity: Savarna Men Must Speak Up Now!

The horrifically brutal and inhuman act of torture and rape perpetrated by Thakur men on a young Dalit woman in Haathras, Uttar Pradesh, tears at the soul and claws the conscience. It provokes violent thoughts and words and makes it impossible to not imagine a proportional response of the same barbaric extent as the ultimate self-defensive justice. This feeling is[Read More…]

by September 30, 2020 India