Elderly Dalit woman in UP assaulted after her goat enters field

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New Delhi: In a shocking incident reported from Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, a 60-year-old Dalit woman was brutally assaulted after her goat accidentally entered a field. The proprietor of the land assaulted the woman with a stick, accompanied by a barrage of verbal abuse.

The video capturing the assault has rapidly circulated on social media platforms, triggering widespread indignation and demands for justice on behalf of the victim. The footage depicts the assailant mercilessly attacking the defenseless woman while hurling casteist slurs.

Local authorities have launched an investigation into the incident, with police registering a case and vowing prompt action against the perpetrator. The incident has once again underscored the prevalent discrimination and violence faced by Dalits in certain regions of India.

Recent attacks against Dalits

Recently, four Dalit women were reportedly assaulted with sticks by a landlord in Goh village, Khanna, as they gathered fodder. The accused, Wasakha Singh, allegedly tore their clothes and hurled casteist slurs while under the influence. Following a protest outside Gurudwara Shri Ramdasia, Samrala, the Sadar Khanna police arrested Wasakha Singh.

The women, without any feud with the accused, faced the attack unexpectedly. Avtar Singh Manupur and Captain Harjinder Singh condemned the incident, demanding strict action. SSP Amneet Kondal assured swift action, clarifying no prior conflict existed. An FIR was filed under IPC sections 323, 354, and SC/ST Act section 3 against Wasakha Singh

Dalit groom assaulted for riding horse

In another incident from February reported from Gandhinagar, Gujarat, a Dalit groom was assaulted while riding a horse during his wedding procession. Accompanied by around 100 participants, the groom was en route to the bride’s residence in the village when a motorcyclist intercepted him. The assailant forcibly removed the groom from the horse and physically attacked him, accompanied by caste-based derogatory remarks. The perpetrator objected to the groom riding the horse, asserting that it was reserved for members of his own community.

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