UP: Dalit Woman Assaulted Publicly As She Tried To Use A Public Tap

22 Aug 2018 12:27 PM GMT
UP: Dalit Woman Assaulted Publicly As She Tried To Use A Public Tap

A Dalit woman in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh was publically thrashed and was subjected to cruelty for using a public hand pump. A case has been registered and the investigations are underway, said the Moradabad police. According to the reports, the incident happened on August 19, when some local goons thrashed a 35-year-old Dalit woman, who used to work as a housemaid in the area.

The Logical Indian spoke to the Moradabad Station office, Ajayveer Singh. He said, after doing her work, the maid used the public tap to clean herself which infuriated a few people in the area. “She worked in one of the person’s houses who thrashed and abused her,” he added. Deputy SP Vishal Yadav told ANI that an investigation has been launched into the matter and culprits will be arrested soon. He also said that the woman has alleged that she was thrashed by the people for being a Dalit.



Atrocities against Dalits

Atrocities against Dalit is barbaric and according to an Indiaspend analysis of 2016 National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, over the decade till 2016, crime rate against Dalits rose by 25%; from 16.3 crimes per 100,000 Dalits reported in 2006, to 20.3 crimes in 2016. According to the Census 2011, India has a 16.6% (201 million) population of Dalits.

From the year 2006 to 2016, as many as 422,799 crimes against scheduled castes (SCs) have been reported and 81,332 crimes have been reported against Adivasis.

The states that recorded the highest number of crimes against Dalits are- Goa, Kerala, Delhi, Gujarat, Bihar, Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Sikkim – where the rates were over 10 times. Meanwhile, 81,322 crimes against Adivasis have been reported from 2006 to 2016, with the highest increase in crime rates recorded in Kerala, Karnataka and Bihar.


The Logical Indian take

The police say that an investigation is underway and the woman was beaten up as she went to use the public tap. No reason for the assault is being given other than the caste violence allegation made by the victim. Caste-based discrimination is still faced by lakhs of people in our country. This deeply entrenched idea is sanctified and legitimised by religion and tradition. Even though caste-based discrimination is both unlawful and morally wrong, the horrific practices still continue to this day. The Logical Indian hopes that authorities conduct a thorough investigation and hold the accused accountable for their actions, whatever their reason might be.


Also Read: Gujarat: For Not Letting A Dalit Girl Fetch Water From Well, Six Upper Caste People Jailed

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