Archive for September, 2008

In yet another shocking instance accused in Suryawada Atrocity Case were acquitted, which has now become a rule rather than exception in India when the convictions had sunk below 1% . Principal and sessions Judge Hon. S.S.Buradkar in Bhandara , acquitted the two accused named No.1 , Sharad Kaitade No. 2 , Mrs. Madhave Raut […]


Editor Khailanji massacre occurred exactly 2 years before. On this very day in 2006, four members of a Dalit and Buddhist family were killed mercilessly by the caste Hindus. The agitation that followed showed not the anger of people against the caste system, but genuine need to look at the issue of the caste system […]


Today Khairlanji witnessing people in general, social activists, lawyers, doctors, politicians and Buddhist Monks congregating from all corners of the world for paying floral tributes to a family that shade their lives for dignity. Khairlanji massacre has become a WATERSHED that sensitized media, civil society and politic by producing a realistic perspective on caste violence […]


Here is a counter argument from Armugam that pin-points  falacies in Jerry’s comment…   “I find this post Racist than beautiful. Even Dr. Ambedkar completely dismissed the idea that the Dalits and OBCs are a disticnt race as compared to Dwijas. There are several loopholes in this racist theory. There are many SC/OBC who are of eurasian origin […]


Khairlanji Massacre: Charter of Demands from the Citizens  The Khairlanji Massacre of 2006 brought out ugly facts of the caste based discrimination and violence. During the trial the caste angle was brought into the notice of the Honourable Judge. The Khairlanji massacre is the straightforward and clear case of caste atrocity. There are special provisions […]


Jeery, a vigilant reader, has plucked the chords with those beautiful lines. He comments … “Khairlanji and Barabanki Verdicts may be partially in line with law but I do not agree with punishment to the accused as they are not the real culprits. It is the castism and hatred towards so called lower castes by […]


Following are the newspaper cuttings today


There is one more welcome news from U.P. which will enforce confidence in judicial process and in future of democracy in India. Fifteen years after a dalit was murdered in Gourpur village of Barabanki for daring to speak up against his daughter’s tormentors, four persons were sentenced to death and 11 given life imprisonment by […]


The villains were punished the way they deserved. All goes without saying the peoples activism helped in sensitising the society including the systems like administration and judiciary.. Accused No 08- ‘Its my right to kill & rape them(Dalits); you cant do anything?’, Jagdish Mandlekar- HANGED TO DEATH for killing Priyanka, Sudhir and Roshan Accused No […]


Though the final judgment is out, today but there seem to be wild aberration in the judgment which will hound the Judicial system in India for long period especially in concern of women rights. Also widely highlighted, the CASTE ANGLE TO the case is seemingly buried down silently and technically; for sure it mounts a […]


Today the final verdict comes from the Sessions court Bhandara. Much awaited justice already was in black shade due following reasons- 1. Caste Atrocity (POA) charges not applied.. 2. No charges against Humiliation of woman body ( IPC 354).. 3. No charges against plot, organised crime (IPC 120 B) Even the Prosecution Adv Ujwal Nikam said the consciously […]


The audience in Session’s Court at Bhandara on 22 Sept 08 was briefed on the ‘public pressure’ that Hon. Judge Das feels from activist groups in shaping the justice in favor. Yesterday the Judge, without observing JUDICIAL SERVICE CODE, spelled out his negative feelings in the public view. This is result of desperation out of large information impact and letters […]


Bhandara sessions Court awraded 3 months imprisonment to Mahadev Zanzad. Mahadev turned hostile during trials.  In his earlier statements to Police he said he saw the crime done by the village mob under castiest shadow. But in trials he took ‘U’ turn and did not accept that he was at the spot of the scene. Zanzad will serve the statement […]


The Sessions court in Bhandara under Hon Judge Das is sitting on 24th Sept further for declaring the last judgement on the Khairlanji Massacre. Already the Court has been tainted with prejudice lets watch further how it gives the summary justice to Bhotmanges.


Below is a clipping sent by our Bhandara correspondent that shows a lady in her mid 50s who could not withstand court ruling  and wept vociferously. One can hear her hard voice and heartfelt cry for justice to Bhotmanges and likes. ( Like Bhotmanges, many other families suffer huge hardships due to caste based violence […]


Today , it was expected that the court will pronounce its final judgement. But it was the day of arguments regarding the punishment to be given to the remaining 8 accused. The people were rushing to the court from all the places even though there was announcement by the District Collector of section 144 to […]


We have to keep in mind why the caste based violence is spreading its tentacles with more dalits getting educated. State and judiciary have to answer now, unlike earlier days. The easy pressure is realised by administration.See how police mishandling dalit activists in the following shot. Despite huge torture and spiral of poverty , now, […]


Khairlanji Police Terror more about "Khairlanji Justice ", posted with vodpod


Seeing the picture below, gives us an idea how much of police force wasted their man-hours today at a fair place where  justice is a public guarantee .. Additional features of Police Terror are- Paralysing Democracy 001>> IPC 144, JAMAVBANDI in Bhandara ,today and tomorrow, wherein it means group of four or more if walk […]


Today is 20th Sept 08 , the court has sat today for the final hearing. In an unprecedented yet black event, few of the Newspaper corespondents were forced to leave the court by the Hon Justice Das with hand gestures, without any reason. This is an aweshoking incidence in any democracy. Most suffering people in India are  […]


Please read the following newspaper cutting which reflects the stand of the larger peoples movement for dignity in India. Now, how the Govt of India acts in  preventing  aberrations done by State Investigation machinery and lower court due to prejudiced element in high power positions, is to be seen… We, at Atrocitynews, request everyone from the top to […]


There are confirmed reports of Protest in Mahad, the place where Dr Ambedkar accelarated the struggle for Dignity by drinking Public water. Following is the picture taken from News paper Samrat. The protest was peaceful.     There are also reports of road blockade in Solapur. We at Atrocitynews suggest the atcivists to change the […]


Following is the picture of a reported protest March in Akluj, Maharastra, yesterday. Marches are lined up in discipline and in a unique state of peace is now an indication of new forms of agitations in democratic set-up. Pic01 People March in Akluj   Pic02 Submitting Petition


Worth Comment !

19Sep08

Following is a thought provoking comment from one of the Atrocitynews readers-Vibhawari. It seems she has done a good amount of community work before writing this piece. Thanks Vibhawari. ——- Jai bhim I think only blaming judiciary system is not going to work, we as educated lot are also some where responsible for this mess. […]


Yesterday, the people of Wardha city arranged a candle March after the women in the locality got ired due to the insane and irresponsible judgement of the lower court in Bhandara that the prosecution failed to prove  Khairlanji case as a caste atrocity case. The peaceful form of protest is unique community presentation in India […]


Tons of Telegrams have been sent from Nagpur today as a campaign called ‘TELEGRAM MARCH’ just after the CANDLE MARCH in Bhandara yersterday. This way it may be a push to civil society to bring  Justice to Bhotmange Family in Khairlanji . This is quite important in the wake of lower Judiciary failed to take cognigance of […]


Is this 21st-century apartheid? The segregation and abuse of the low-caste Dalit people is a stain on India’s reputation, but a militant fightback is under way   By Pieter Thatchell Eight people were convicted on Monday of the murder of four members of a lower-caste Dalit family in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. A […]


Following are the pictures of yesterday’s candle March organised in Bhandara. The candle march started in Unison led to the centre of the city . 75% of the participants were women that itself conveys that the true leadership lies in the hands of woman of this country who can not stay back in home unlike […]


Concerned women groups in Bhandara arranging candle March today on 17th Sept 2008 to show solidarity and support for Khairlanji justice . Similar events can be organized in different places to show support and solidarity for brothers and sisters suffering in the distant places and also to condemn silence of Government of India. TODAY’s Invitation […]


Following statements of the witnesses, sufficient enough, to attract the sections of Prevention of Atrocities Act , 1989 – 1)Witness no.3 , Suresh Khandate said in his statement in para 7 on 30 June 07 said , 7. I then saw Jagdish Mandlekar, Vishwanath Dhande, Shishupal Dhande, Shatrughna Dhande, Ramu Dhande, Sakru Binjewar, Gopal Bijewar […]


Pic 01: Press conference in progress There was successful press conference in the evening almost 12-13 media people were present.  This conveyed the message of tomorrow’s candle March. After the press conference there was review meeting,  so  were the meetings in various wards.  With due permission from the police and administration, things are moving ahead.   Pic 02: Questions […]


These are gatherings at various places uniting people against injustice on dalits in India. The youngsters are doing very hard work and involved in educating community that leads to resource mobilization work, peacefully. The Atrocitynews correspondent has suggests from Bhandara that the peaceful message is reaching to brothers and sisters in Rural India that will […]



There are confirmed reports of people enganging in talks on ‘how to lead a peaceful protest march’. The interactions happening  all over places in Maharastra especially Nagpur, Mumbai, Pune , Bhandara , Aurangabad and Nashik. Even there are reports from outside Maharastra too. People coordinators are requested to lead the momentum with peace and indicative […]


Campaign for Human Rights and Manuski is organizing statewide seminars on issue of caste & untouchability based violence and manual scavenging at various places in Maharashtra. This seminars will be conducted at: 1. Milind Mahavidyalay, Aurangabad 28 Septermber, 2008 2. Yeshwantrao Chauvan Social Work College, Jakatwadi, Satara 19th October, 2008 3. Nagarjuna Institute, Nagaloka, Nagpur […]


The gross aberration done in the procedural and judicial matter engaged into by the sessions court at Bhandara under the aegis of controversial Hon. Judge Das is still a debated topic. The whole issue brings to the fore utility of Atrocities Prevention Act. Firstly the huge injustice done by Government Machinery and secondly the inappropriate […]


The khairlanji case is taking up new dimensions when court denied to take this up as an Caste-atrocity case. The final version of the detailed justice would be coming up on 20th of Sept. Lets see the next version of judicial mandate that makes things more punitive to balance the justice, right. Tilting Justice?


Though one can expect fair justice from the caste prejudiced system, the Khairlanji case result makes it clear that there is no other path than staying united and fight the caste prejudices. This means taking positions of power and influence. Babasaheb Ambedkar has become prominent person in different discussion about future of India, but his […]


Father Bhaiyyalal Bhotmange who lost enitre family to caste hatred has been sleepless over the years to get the justice. And today he is cheated by the ProSecution, no idea for him how can he get justice in the democratic India?     Prosecution protecting their interest, had they did well with the CBI and […]


Young women are gathering in Bhandara to take up the charge of the situation to lead the protest in peaceful manner. Watch with Atrocitynews… Our correspondants are coming with latest from Bhandara…