Landmark Dalit gang rape verdict: Radio interview with Manjula Pradeep

In January of 2008, in Patan, a town in the state of Gujarat in northern India, a female high school student fainted at school. She was taken to a hospital, where it was discovered that she had been gang raped by six teachers. The girl victim is a Dalit, a group at the bottom of India’s ancient caste system. Dalits make up 16.2% of the total Indian population and are the most vulnerable, marginalized population in the country. Many of them are agricultural day laborers and manual scavengers, and are victims of segregation, violence and other atrocities. All over India, rape of Dalit females is a regular occurrence and has largely gone unpunished.

Listen to the radio interview with Navsarjan executive director Manjula Pradeep on the subject by clicking HERE

News link on Patan rape case judgment: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-patans-rapist-gang-gets-life-term-1237187

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Posted on March 17, 2009, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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