1.What is Kherlanji?

Come October and celebration season starts for 80 million Buddhists in India. The celebration marks freedom from Caste shackles and entry into a dignified life. But for Bhotmange family such month never came. All family members, expect father, were butchered by the Villains of humanity in their own village, Kherlanji. Kherlanji is a village,120 Km, East, from Nagpur, has 178 household of which three are of educated Buddhist families, residing on the outskirts. The village witnessed the ugly story of inhumanity that reflects to world a shameless depiction of Indian caste system in its 55th year of independence. Though such incidences are not uncommon, very few are reported by Indian media as they are busy  honeymooning with Cricket and Sting operations. Consequently, tears in poor eyes on the outskirts of these Indian villages have learnt to vanish unnoticed.
Before humanity defeats, lets join hands to bolster collective efforts in protecting the values and in making people stand against such inhuman atrocities. Let’s be brave and fight against Caste dynamics together. A movement for dignity and liberty is on. You may participate in this silent revolution by sending your voices on atrocity@cooltoad.com which we would care to publish.

2. Kherlanji Massacre Exclusive Report

ManuskiCentre is a Pune based Social Work Research and Training organisation. It encourages research and analytics in socially relevant issues. For the same, it undertakes surveys and investigations . Manuski does wonderful job by not only introducing objectivity in reporting but also takes active role in training & rehabilitation of the affected. The report on Kherlanji is compiled by ManuskiCentre team comprising a social worker, an ex-civil servant, a doctor and a lawyer. In shortest span of 5 days, before Govt machinery could act, they took pains in meeting people and understanding the technicalities involved in Kherlanji Atrocity. They have come up with first investigation report on ghastly Massacre of Buddhist family in Khairlanje. Click here to read Kherlanji Massacre report.pdf

However in this endeavor hardly they got any financial support from State . If you want to contribute to their efforts or to any rehabilitation work you may contact them them on atrocity@cooltoad.com

State Government of Maharastra Report

A report prepared by Govt. Of Maharastra “Organised Killings of Buddhist in Khairlanji Village” is out today. Please click down for the report.

State Report- PartA PartB Part C
The report is published under SC-ST (PoA) Act, 1989.The report is created by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Research & Training Institute, Department of Social Justice, GoM & Centre for Equity & Social Justice,YASHADA. The report is Commissioned by Nodal Officer, SC/ST (PoA) Act, 1989 & Director General, YASHADA.


3. Kherlanji Police FIR

First Information report No 0130209

FIR NO: 56/2006 Date 30/9/2006

Cr PC Sections: 147,148,149,302,201 (not applied 376(rape) nor 354(outraging modesty)

Atrocities Act: 3(1) (10)

Other Acts: Nil

Occurrence of event: Saturday from 30/9/2006

Time period: Morning From 8:30 before

Information received at Police station: 30/9/2006 Time: 20:40

General diary reference No: 28106/30/1/06 Time 20:40

Type of Information: Oral

Place of occurrence: 5Km South Vadegaon

Add:Nandgaon (Shivar) Tah:Mohadi Dist: Bhandara

Complainant Name: Bhaiyyalal Bhotmange Age:50 Caste:Mahar

For further pages please see the Photograph of FIR (in Marathi). Bhaiyyalal says `its not the original ‘.

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Pic1: FIR


4. Kherlanji Investigation

a. Inspector General (Range- Nagpur) , Mr Pankaj Gupta, still holds its not case of rape so he can not apply CrPC376 . One knows the evidences are tempered with. Circumstantial evidences have no value, it seems.

Pic2:Pankaj Gupta

b. Superintendent of Police, Dist. Bhandara, Mr. Sagar, more than convinced on his efforts and findingings when PCR only lasted for 2 days. Denies any political pressure!

Pic3: Suresh Sagar


5. Kherlanji Witnesses

i. Rajan Gajbhiye, who is an eyewitness to the carnage complains of ill treatment from Police.

Pic4: Rajan Gajbhiye

ii. Siddharth Gajbhiye, who is a maternal uncle of Roshan, Sudhir and Priyanka(now all dead) use to help them in studies , morally and moenywise too, was considered hurdle by assailants. He was beaten nearly to death by same people a month before when Mother and sons rescued him and testified in front of police on the same day of carnage.

Pic5: Siddharth Gajbhiye

iii. Broken father, Bhaiyyalal saw the incident happening in front of his eyes, he was helpless in front of mob of 50, male and females both. He ran for police help, they only came 24hrs later!

Pic 6: Bhaiyyalal Bhotmange

To correlate the roles of people, we are providing you with the names of victims, planners , inspection roles , accomplice and killers in Kherlanji cruel episode.

6. The victims

Bhotmange Family- A Buddhist family in Kherlanji killed by shameless villagers.
Bhaiyyalal Bhotmange – Single person left in Bhotamange family . His is a father.
Surekha Bhotmange- Wife of Bhaiyyalal, strong mother of 3 fought for dignity till death. She was apperently raped and killed by torture Age-44.
Priyanka- Brilliant Daughter of Bhotmange’s who was studding HSC and a NCC cadet was raped and killed. Age-18
Sudhir- Blind son of Bhotmange’s not spared. Villains of humanity split his head by putting an axe on his head. Age-21
Roshan- Studious son studying graduation was very soft hearted person, was asked to do sex with sister when denied put to death. Age-23
Siddhartha Gajbhiye- A well educated relative of Bhotmange’s,was beaten up one month earlier for providing help to Bhotmange’s. Age-50
Rajan Gajbhiye- He is brother of Siddhartha and was eyewitness to the shameless killings.
Rahul Gajbhiye- Son of Siddhartha is an Engineering student. Age-20


7. Planners Moving scot free

S.S. Bharne PSI- Police In-charge of village Kherlanji, deliberately remain away from spot during the carnage, destroyed the evidences and did not frame right CRPC charges. He is moving scot-free. Age-45

Madhukar Kukade- Sitting BJP MLA from Tumsar, who is suspected to have played major role in saving the culprits.

Ramkrishna Padole- Director of Cooperative bank and a Milk corporative has relations with the killers . He has strong political weight. The last meeting of took place at his residence.

Purushottam Titirmare- He is relative of Padole who has common boundary with Bhotmange’s farm is instrumental is instigating villagers for killings.

Bhaskar Kadav- He is school teacher who use teach Priyanka, has instigated the mob for killings.

Bhaskar Kadav, one among the planners of Kherlanji Massacre laughs when asked about his role in the episode. He denies any role in the Massacre. He is landlord and affluent person. He is one among the accused but seen in and out of police custody because of his political connections! ….

kadav Bhaskar kadav Kadav


8. Doubtful Inspection roles?

Dr Shende- Who carried first postmortem of Bhotmange’s family. And feels confident that he did his duty. ( no vaginal swabs taken)

Dr Ramteke- Civil Surgeon who directed Dr Shende to conduct postmortem at Mohadi, the Tahsil place even if the female doctor was not there.

Mr. Suresh Sagar- He is Superintendent of police for the district, Bhandara. He is responsible for collecting direct evidences and getting more information from accused . Age-45

Mr. V.H Susatkar- SDPO, Mohadi who was resposible for not putting up right CrPC charges and doctoring the postmortem inquest for Priyanka`s body.

Mr. Rajurkar- DYSP Pauni is specially designated charge of investigations. (He says he is helpless that he can not gather many evidences due to apathy from villagers.)

Mr. Pali-DYSP who is second investigation in-charge of Kherlanji who beat Rajan

Mr. Pankaj Gupta- IG Range Nagpur, is looking into the matter. He is directly responsible for speed of investigation.

9. Accomplice

Bharne-He is PSI Andhalgaon , who did not respond to the situation immediately. Taken bribe from accused well before the incidence 24000 Rs , 2000Rs each. He is absconding.

Mesram- Another head constable ran away from Kherlanji when he visited spot the spot .

Upasrao Khandate- The Sarpanch of the village who presided over 3 Gramsabha meetings where killing of Bhotmange’s planned.

10. The accused

1 Bhaskar Bhudhaji Kadav
2 Prakash Gulabrao Kadav
3 Gopal sakru Bijnjewar
4 Shatrughn Isaram Dhande
5 Sakru Mahagu Binjewar
6 Dilip Soma Dhenge
7 Nanya Ganesh mandlekar
8 Pankaj Shivshankar Athilkar
9 Mahipal Antu Dhande
10 Moreshwar Djashrath Dhumankhede
11 Premlal Salikram Khurpe
12 Dharampal Vishwanath Dhande
13 Parvat Dhondabaji Dhande
14 Ambilal Kodhu Khurpe
15 Gopal Antu Dhande
16 Krishana Chintaman Titarmare
17 Vishwanath Hagaru Dhande
18 Yuvraj Marothi Nagpure
19 Laxman Salasavi Mandle
20 Motiram natthu Khawase
21 Sakharam Modku Borkar
22 Sunil Chirkut londhe
23 Ramdas bakaram Shewte
24 Shamrao Ramdas Kosre
25 Ramu mangary Dhande
26 Shrawan Dhondoba Borkar
27 Jagdish ratan Mandalekar
28 Goma gangaram Dhenge
29 Prabhakar jaswant mandalekar
30 Ganesh Birsingh Dhakane
31 Gopichand Tikaram Mohture
32 Ravindra Yashwany Dhande
33 Savindra Yashwantrao mandalekar
34 Prabhakar Anadrao Titarmare
35 Shishupal Vishvanath Dhande
36 Purushottam Bisan Titarmare
37 Kanhayya Ganesh Mandlekar
38 Shivcharan Jagdish mandlekar
39 Manda Dhande
40 Kamal Dhande
41 Anudas Ganapat Khandate
42 Krishna Shyama Dhande
43 Hasan Sadaship dhande
44 Roopchand Rama Khandate
& Two Oxes

It took great efforts to get the photographs of Assailants who butchered Bhotmange family. Look at them, their faces reflect no shame, as if they got the sanction from their holy Scriptures. They are 44 in number, however, the masterminds are still moving Scot free.

Pic7: Assilants being taken to Police custody. They are getting VIP treatment in Magisterial custody, a reward from their political masters!
11. The circumstantial evidence

Picture showing how underwear and belt was taken out and thrown forcibly.

Pic 7:Underwear

What else is required for application of CrPC 376?
Answer- Will for justice and uprightedness!

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Pic 8:The cart used Pic 9 :The blood stains on Cart

12. Eye witness statements

A witness who saw Kherlanji incident from very close ,Mr Rajan Gajbhiye, has given a statement on affidavit to Magistrate under article164 . The statement is for public view now and we got it for your reference. As it is in Marathi, we will try to translate it in English soon!

Pic10 : The Masscre viewed by Rajan, an exact angle.

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Pic11:The Witness statements


13. Expert opinions

13A. The interview with Doctor who did postmortem

Atrocitynews asked a panel of doctors from Nagpur and Bhandara to visit Kherlanji for taking clinical details of the case and to report it objectively to larger social groups.
They visited Rural Hospital, Mohadi where the postmortem of deceased Bhotmange family was carried out. Fortunately, Dr.Shende who performed the postmortem was available for a dialogue. He, however, was not willing to talk on the incident because many people who interviewed him before had hardly any technical knowledge of postmortem. When the panel members told him about their background, he felt relaxed and agreed for friendly discussion. Later Panel learnt that he is one among the many recruits by Govt. of Maharashtra for 1 year contract period. He is a Graduate from Dhule Medical College, 2003 pass out batch.

Panel: It must be hard time for you as well !

Dr Shende: (feels relaxed) Yes! Sometimes I feel tired of so many people asking so many questions.

Panel: But don’t you think that the cruelty of the (Kherlanji) incident justifies their anger and anxiety? It even surprises us that the Vaginal Swab and pubic hairs of females were not preserved during first postmortem for forensic laboratory tests.

Dr Shende: That’s because the police did not suspect rape in their Inquest Report (under CrPC 376). They brought Priyanka`s body as an unclaimed and unidentified body. (Bhaiyyalal ,infact, identified Priyanka 24 hrs before postmortem). Seeing multiple injury marks on the body, I called up Dr. Ramteke, Civil Surgeon & In-charge Rural hospitals in the District to seek his opinion on sending the bodies to Bhandara Civil Hospital. I was told by him to do it at Mohadi. I then called up Dr Ms Bante, Medical Superintendent. She told me to go ahead without her presence. Had the police mentioned sec. 376 CrPC, I would have insisted on referring to Bhandara Civil Hospital. Everybody seemed to shed their responsibilities.

Panel: (Showing the Photograph of Dead Priyanka) One can see from the photograph that there are impressions of multiple injuries and assault all over the body, many of them below the waist and mostly on thighs, Inspite of it , you did not suspect a rape?

Dr Shende: There are injuries on external part of her thighs, and not on the inner part. Also there were no injury marks on her genital area, besides as police were not suspecting a rape, I did not bother much.

Panel: Can you please tell us about the nature of injuries on other bodies?

Dr Shende: Impressions of marks of bicycle chain and of blunt objects were visible on all bodies. Especially on Priyanka`s body impressions of bicycle chain were present on thighs, neck and breast. There are stab wounds on the head, neck and face of Priyanka, of mother and of brothers. I also saw a deep and long cut on the scalp of the brothers which went deep into the brain, the skull was fractured along the same line. I guess it’s an Axe wound.

The Panel felt remarkably the absence of natural flow in Dr Shende`s talks, his word were falling pale . So panel summed up the dialogue and left for Kherlanji.

Panel saw the place where the massacre took place and they met local families who are from that community. Interestingly, Panel was told that the local BJP M.L.A Mr. Kukade`s men were present during postmortem at Mohadi, the main suspect and brain behind the massacre, still Scot-free. To clear essential doubts and further the objective study, the Panel felt importance of opinion from Forensic experts in Nagpur. They left for Nagpur.


13 B. An interview with Forensic Experts

As reported earlier our panel of doctors met Dr. Shende who did postmortem of Priyanka, her brothers and mother. Their conversation with Dr Shende is already available on this blog for your reading. Today same panel of doctors is with us to share the conversation they had with a forensic expert from Govt. Medical College Nagpur. This is the best medical college in central India. Forensic experts here conduct on an average 15 to 20 postmortems a day. They know law and other guidelines concerned to postmortem, nay, many of them are LLB! The panel met one of the senior forensic experts here and briefed him on Kherlanji incident. They also narrated the conversation they had with Dr Shende.

Panel: Seeing the case, what is the procedure a Medical Officer has to follow ,in short, when Police brings an unclaimed and unidentified body of a young female for postmortem?

Forensic Expert: Apart from documentation, he should look for injuries all over the body. He should preserve the viscera, vaginal swab and pubic hair for forensic examination.

Panel: Can he preserve the vaginal swab and pubic hairs even if police are not suspecting rape and they did not mention about it in their Inquest Report?

Forensic Expert: Off course he can! I would say he should! Inquest report is usually prepared by a constable who has little medical knowledge. So it is a duty of a Medical officer not only to assist the Police but at times guide them. Also, if a medical officer has not preserved these samples, he can not shield himself under the pretext that rape was not suspected by the police.

Panel: Dr Shende informed us that he too did not suspect rape because there were injury marks only outer sides of thighs and not on inner sides (talking bout Priyanka)?

Forensic Expert: (laughs) That sounds ridiculous, if you imagine someone biting you on thighs your natural reaction would be to approximate your thighs to each other. That means there would be minimum injuries on inner side.

Panel: Taking different angle, let’s assume that Dr Shende was under external pressure during the postmortem, what worst he can do with the body?

Forensic Expert: In such situations doctor can be pressurized to wipe the vagina clean so that no sperm parts are found even if through vaginal swab is taken for subsequent postmortems.

Panel: If police suspects rape under section 376 of CRPC, is it essential that the body should be sent to district hospital for postmortem?

Forensic Expert: If the medical officer is an MBBS doctor then its not. But if he is BAMS doctor then he has to.

Panel: And is it essential that during postmortem a lady medical officer should be present?

Forensic Expert: No its not! If rape is suspected and victim is alive only then a lady medical officer is required during examination otherwise not.

Panel: Considering the sensitive nature of this incidence are there any special precautions which should have been taken by the team of doctors who conducted the second postmortem?

Forensic Expert: Yes! They could have asked for the presence of a forensic expert from forensic medicine department.

Panel: Can it be done?

Forensic Expert: Yes, the civil surgeon has all powers to ask the Superintendent of Police (SP) for the same.

Panel: And SP has to oblige?

Forensic Expert: If he doesn’t, the civil surgeon can refuse to do the second postmortem.

Panel: Thanks Doctor for your time. We will come back to you if need arises.
*Actually second postemortem was conducted beofre 15 th Oct. Surprisingly, Civil Surgeon,Bhandara, Mr Ramteke, was one among the team who did not care to invite any forensic expert from Govt Medical College Nagpur !


Kherlanji other reports:

A Buddhist family Massacred

Bhaiyyalal, the only leftSmall village in Bhandara district in Maharashtra has been focus of attention when four member of one buddhist family was slaughtered on 29th September 29th, 2006 in bhandara district. Victims are Bhaiyyalal Bhotmange’s wife surekha, 44, his daughter priyanka, 18, sons, roshan, 23, and sudhir, 21.The fact finding team of vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti visited on 6th October to village kherlanji to know the details of this barbaric killing and they were shocked to learn that , Bhaiyyalal`s wife surekha, 44, his daughter priyanka, 18, sons, roshan, 23, and sudhir, 21, were first stripped naked, dragged from their hut to the choupal 500 meters away and hacked to death by the entire village of the so called upper-castes. vJAS has moved with the fact finding committee report to national human rights commission(nhrc) for independent probe of this dalit massacred as all political parties and local administration are covering up the matter as till date no mla or mp from bhandara has visited the village or Bhaiyyalal, more than a week after the gruesome killing took place. Two mlas from Nagpur, ostensibly sent by the congress higher-ups, visited kherlanji, but did not make any noise. The police are not acting fast and the only two prime witnesses are under threat. Not a single villager’s statement has been recorded. Neighboring villages are living with fear and terror, especially the minority lower castes dalit to dared to demand the right of land were slaughtered in order to give other dalit in villages of Mowadi taluka of bhandara district .

As per the fact finding report dispute of dalit killing is portion land owned by Bhaiyyalal Bhotmange’s wife “surekha’s only fault was that she’d challenged the village upper-castes and that too the landlords. And she’d dared to crave for self-esteem and dignity,” as told by a broken Bhaiyyalal Bhotmange, 50, a buddhist farmer, a shadow of himself today. lAST week, he helplessly saw brutality and barbarism knock on his door and wipe off his family – his wife and three children. His worst fears came true September 29.

As kherlanji wears ghostly silence, ostensibly sheltering injustice, Bhaiyyalal packs up his house – a cramped hut with nothing in it actually – to move in with his in-laws at Deulgaon village, 20 km away. But fear and terror emanates from his swollen eyes, mirroring the truth that the entire government administration, the police and the political class are fighting hard to cover up for a week now.

But the kherlanji`s bestiality is too hard to be suppressed. As per details provided all relatives to the fact finding committee the barbaric details are Bhaiyyalal’s wife surekha, 44, his daughter priyanka, 18, sons, roshan, 23, and sudhir, 21, were first stripped naked, dragged from their hut to the choupal 500 meters away and hacked to death by the entire village of the so called upper-castes, but not before demonstrating the savagery that sends shivers down the spine of a mauled Bhaiyyalal, the lone survivor and fallen family’s headman.

The meek farmer is yet to come to terms with the incident that he witnessed from some distance hiding behind a hut. He’s broken and shudders every moment, uncertain of his life, confused and fearful. It has been a week but nobody has spoken to him from the government administration about the mass killing.

VJAS has drawn the attention of NHRC toward the fact that “Surekha and her daughter priyanka were humiliated, bitten, beaten black and blue and then gang-raped in full public view for an hour before they fell dead. “The marauders had pushed sticks into their private parts,” says a policeman, asking not to be named. The two sons were kicked and stabbed repeatedly. The assaulters then mutilated their private parts too, disfigured their faces and tossed them in air before the twosome lay dead on the ground. “When the dusk had settled, four bodies of this dalit family lay strewn at the village choupal, with the killers pumping their fists and still kicking the bodies. The rage was not over. Some angry men even raped the badly mutilated corpses of the two women.”

“not a single woman, save one, from the village tried to intervene or stop their men from doing it,” cries Bhaiyyalal. “i was too terrified to run to their help.” Intriguingly, the post-mortem report says surekha and priyanka were not raped.“Doctors were managed, and the police bribed,” alleges Rashtrapal Narnaware, Surekha’s nephew. “Every one in kherlanji knows what happened with my aunt and cousins, every one was a witness to the heinous crime,” he says furiously. The police now await the report of second autopsy that was done on October 5 by a team of doctors after exhuming the bodies buried at Deulgaon following mounting pressure. Police admit the bodies were without even a shred of cloth.Bhaiyyalal says the kherlanji villagers, who perpetrated the crime, called for a village meeting an hour after the incident with bodies still lying on the road and issued a ‘fatwa’ that nobody would open their mouth about the incident.in kherlanji, villagers don’t speak. “They won’t,” says a policeman sent here to maintain ‘law and order’ situation. “But frankly,” he says, “the incident shows that there was no law and no order for years; there isn’t any even today.”Police say the assaulters threw the bodies at different places in the periphery of the village. Priyanka body was recovered from a canal only the next afternoon, and that was how the matter came to light. But the police and administration, dictated by a political regime that sensed deep trouble, saw to it that even the dalit leaders kept mum, as the incident would have been explosive during the October 2 dhammakranti anniversary programme at
Nagpur’s Deekshabhoomi. Kherlanji is a village of 780 people – about 170 households, some 50 km north of bhandara town off the Tumsar road. From Nagpur, it would be about 120 km. It falls in Mohadi Tehsil. The Bhotmange’s were one of the two Buddhist(Mahar) families of the village that is dominated by the OBC`s, the landlord clans here. Bhaiyyalal had moved to this village to farm his mother’s 5-acre land about 18 years ago. But it was surekha, who tilled her farm and fought for regaining the hold over a portion grabbed by the upper castes, which is a decisive political force in this part. A cramped hut of the Bhotmange’s stands proof of their abject poverty. Despite that, surekha toiled hard to send her children to school and then colleges.Priyanka, a NCC cadet who dreamt of joining the armed forces, was preparing for her HSC this year, Bhaiyyalal wails. “My wife saved some money last year and bought her a bicycle,” he tells us. “She was very intelligent.”The two sons helped them in farming and earned extra money by working as laborers. “Routinely the villagers drove tractors over our standing crop.”
“Surekha,” says her inconsolable sister Sudan raul, “was taught a lesson because she fought for her land. She feared their end was nearing.” just a week ago, says Sudan, surekha came with her daughter to visit us, and said the villagers would not spare them. But no one had ever imagined such a shocking end.“Not one of her children could survive,” says Drupata bai, Surekha’s old mother, with her eyes fixed on the ground. “Did the murderers not have a heart?” The plot was meticulously planned. First, the village heads tarnished her character. They propagated that she had illicit relation with the police-patil of neighboring Dhusala village Siddhartha Gajbhiye, who was actually her cousin. Siddhartha, a dalit too, was the only person who stood by this family. The district superintendent of police, Suresha Sagar, holds: “this incident is the height of brutality.” He clears surekha had no illicit relations with Siddhartha.hE admits the andhalgaon police did not attend to the calls of the Bhotmanges, or investigate the crime immediately after the incident. Siddhartha had in fact made a desperate call to the police station when he learnt that the Bhotmange’s were being slaughtered. “the call was made around 6.15 pm,” says Bhaiyyalal.32 persons have been arrested so far. Many more arrests would follow. aS of now, the main perpetrators are still free, say the deulgaon villagers.The SP reveals he is issuing the suspension orders to a PSI and a head constable at Andhalgaon police station, under which the village falls.But the police lapses seem far more and too grave. The police had refused to lodge the complaints of the Bhotmange’s for over a decade now. That is since the woman took up the cudgels to recover the lost portion of land. they clearly sided with the landlords, says Rashtrapal, and that was the reason why even Siddhartha went to Kamptee and got himself admitted to a private hospital after being beaten almost fatally by the kherlanji village lords on September 3. That was the provocation of the latest tension that culminated into the September 29 mayhem.The things had come to a boil. “The villagers had pronounced that killing a mere Buddhist (Mahar) family of the village wouldn’t harm any of them,” alleges Bhaiyyalal, fighting hard his tears, as he recounts living in years of the village-regression. Siddhartha’s younger brother Rajendra took him to Kamptee in nagpur district, 100 km from the village, because he knew it was safer.“here, it would have been too risky for him,” says Siddhartha’s son Rahul, who’s doing his engineering from a private college at Ramtek. The doctors at the private hospital realized that this was a police case, and then referred him to the government hospital at Kamptee. The Kamptee police lodged an offence and referred the case back to the bhandara police for investigation.tHAT was when the offences were registered against 14 persons of kherlanji, and when the police paraded the accused for identification, surekha and Bhaiyyalal identified them, notwithstanding the reigning threat of a village-goon and one of the masterminds of the heinous crime. On the morning of September 29 the 14 persons were arrested and produced before a Mohadi court and released on bail. No sooner had they been set free than the persons first drove down to Kandri, a village ten km from kherlanji, in search of Rajendra and Siddhartha. But when they did not find them, they rushed to their village baying for the blood of the Bhotmange’s. When they reached the hut of the dalit family, they found surekha and her children preparing the evening meal; Bhaiyyalal was not at home. They were armed with sharp weapons and sticks, informs Bhaiyyalal, who was at a stone’s throw away distance when the assaulters were dragging his children and wife having stripped them off their clothes. Rajendra was with him. And they both witnessed the murderous assault unfurl before them over the next one-and-a-half hour or more, before the two slipped out in to darkness to safety.



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DNA Reports-

Killed for speaking up

Jaideep Hardikar

Saturday, October 07, 2006 22:49 ISTKHERLANJI(Bhandara

“Surekha’s fault was that she had challenged the village upper-caste landlords,” says Bhaiyyalal Bhotmange, 50, a dalit farmer. On September 29, he was witness to his wife and children being brutally hacked to death, in full view of his entire village. Their fault: His wife had dared to fight for possession of a portion of their farm, which was grabbed by the landlords.While Bhaiyyalal has moved in with his in-laws at Deulgaon village, 20 kms away, Kherlanji wears a ghostly silence. The state administration, police and the political class, on their part, have been fighting hard to cover up the ghastly act for a week now.Bhaiyyalal’s wife Surekha, 44, daughter Priyanka, 18, sons, Roshan, 23, and Sudhir, 21, were first stripped naked, dragged from their hut to an open ground and hacked to death. He witnessed the killings from behind a hut where he was hiding. He now fears for his life too.Surekha and Priyanka were beaten and gang-raped in full public view for an hour before they fell dead. “Sticks were pushed into their private parts,” says a policeman, asking not to be named. The sons were stabbed repeatedly and their private parts mutilated. Intriguingly, the post-mortem report says the women were not raped. “Doctors were managed and the police bribed,” alleges Rashtrapal Narnaware, a cousin. The police now await the report of a second autopsy by a team of doctors, who exhumed the bodies on October 5, following pressure. Bhaiyyalal says the Kherlanji villagers have issued a ‘fatwa’ against anybody who opens their mouth about the incident. The district SP Suresha Sagar, said: “This incident is the height of brutality.”Surekha had testified against the villagers who had assaulted her cousin for supporting her fight in getting back their portion of land. This had led to the villagers’ arrest, who avenged the humiliation after getting bail.

Source: DNA news service


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ஜாதி மீண்டும் தன் கொடூரக் கரங்களால் மனிதத்தைப் பிய்த்தெறிந்திருக்கிறது. இந்து மதத்தின் சாதி ஆதிக்கம் எத்தனைக் கேவலமானது, கொடூரமானது, நாகரிகமற்றது என்பதை நாம் மீண்டும் உணர்ந்து கொள்ள, வன்மையாகக் காவு வாங்கப்பட்டிருக்கின்றன நான்கு உயிர்கள். உறுப்புகள் சிதைக்கப்பட்ட அந்தக் கொடூரத்தைப் பார்க்கும் மனிதநேயமுள்ள எவருக்கும் மனச் சிதைவே மிஞ்சும்! உடல் கூசச் செய்யும், மனங்கொதிக்க வைக்கும் அந்தக் கொடூர ஜாதி வெறியாட்டத்தை நிகழ்த்தியவர்கள் மிருகங்கள் என்றால், மிருகங்கள் அசிங்கப்படும்.

அடிமைத்தனத்தை மறுத்தாலோ, மதத்தைப் புறக்கணித்தாலோ, சாதிக் கட்டமைப்பை உடைத்தாலோ, நாகரிகமடைந்தாலோ, கல்வி கற்றாலோ அதைத் தாங்க முடியாத ஆதிக்க சமூகம் என்ன செய்யும்? வர்ணாசிரம தர்மத்திற்கு (சாதி அமைப்புக்கு) சிறிய அளவில் அச்சுறுத்தல்கள் ஏற்படும்போது, இந்து வெறியர்கள் எந்த எல்லை வரை துணிவார்கள்? சிந்திக்கவும் இயலாத இந்தக் கொடூரங்கள், வர்ணாசிரம தர்மத்திற்கு எதிராக சிந்திக்கும் ஒவ்வொருவருக்கும் விடப்படும் மிரட்டலாகவே இருக்கின்றன…

கயர்லாஞ்சி. மகாராட்டிர மாநிலத்தின் பண்டாரா மாவட்டத்தில் உள்ள ஒரு சிறிய கிராமம். இந்து மதம் உழைக்கும் மக்கள் மீது திணித்த சாதிக் கழிவுகளைக் கழுவிக் கொள்ள, புரட்சியாளர் அம்பேத்கர் லட்சக்கணக்கான மக்களோடு பவுத்தம் தழுவிய மாநிலம். கயர்லாஞ்சியில் வாழ்ந்த ஒரே தலித் பய்யாலால் போட்மாங்கே குடும்பத்தினர். அம்பேத்கர் வழி நின்று பவுத்தம் தழுவிய குடும்பம் அது. இக்கிராமத்தைச் சுற்றிலும் உள்ள பெரும்பாலான குடும்பங்கள் இந்து மதத்தைப் புறக்கணித்து, பவுத்தத்தை தங்கள் வாழ்வின் மார்க்கமாக ஏற்றுக் கொண்டவர்கள்.

பய்யாலால் குடும்பத்துக்கு கயர்லாஞ்சியில் சொந்தமாக அய்ந்து ஏக்கர் நிலம் இருந்தது. நிலத்தில் உழைத்து, அதன் மூலம் கிடைத்த வருமானத்தில் பிறரை சாராத சுயமரியாதை வாழ்க்கை வாழ்ந்தனர். பய்யாலாலும் அவரது மனைவி சுரேகாவும் சாதி அடிமைத்தனத்திலிருந்து தங்களை மீட்டெடுக்கும் கருவியாக கல்வியைக் கருதினர். தங்களுக்கு கிடைத்த குறைந்த வருமானத்திலும் குழந்தைகளைப் படிக்க வைத்தனர். 19 வயது மகள் பிரியங்கா, உயர்நிலைப் பள்ளியில் படித்துக் கொண்டிருந்தார். 23 வயது மகன் ரோஷன் கல்லூரி மாணவர். பிரியங்காவும் ரோஷனும் கயர்லாஞ்சியில் அதிகம் படித்தவர்கள். அடுத்த மகன் சுதிர், கண் பார்வையற்றவர். இவருக்கு 21 வயது.

ஆதிக்க சாதியினரின் கண்களை இதுவே உறுத்தியது. ஒரு தலித் குடும்பத்தின் கவுரவமான நல்வாழ்க்கை அவர்களை மனம் புழுங்கச் செய்தது. அவ்வப்போது கொடுத்து வந்த தொல்லைகளை சமாளித்தனரே தவிர, பய்யாலால் சுயமரியாதையை விட்டுக் கொடுக்கவில்லை.

பய்யாலாலின் விளைநிலத்திற்கு அருகிலேயே கயர்லாஞ்சி கிராமத் தலைவரின் விளை நிலமும் இருந்தது. தன் நிலத்திற்குச் செல்ல பாதை போட, பய்யாலால் நிலத்திலிருந்து ஒரு பகுதியை கிராமத் தலைவர் கேட்டபோது, மறுப்பேதும் சொல்லாமல் கொடுத்தார் பய்யாலால். இன்னும் இன்னும் என நில ஆக்கிரமிப்பு இரண்டு ஏக்கரை கடந்தது. அதற்கு மேல் முடியாது என பய்யாலாலும் சுரேகாவும் மறுத்தனர். தன்னம்பிக்கையும் துணிச்சலும் மிகுந்த சுரேகா, பலமுறை ஊர்த் தலைவரின் அநியாயங்களை எதிர்த்து கேள்வி எழுப்பி சண்டை போட்டுள்ளார். பய்யாலாலின் உறவினரான சித்தார்த், அப்பகுதியில் இருந்த தலித் குடும்பங்களின் நன்மதிப்பைப் பெற்றவராக இருந்தார். அவர் இருக்கும் துணிச்சலில்தான் பய்யாலாலும் சுரேகாவும் தங்களை எதிர்ப்பதாகக் கருதிய ஆதிக்க சாதியினர், சித்தார்த் கயர்லாஞ்சி கிராமத்திற்குள் நுழையத் தடை விதித்தனர். அதை சித்தார்த் கண்டுகொள்ளவில்லை. இதனால் ஆத்திரமடைந்த கிராமத்தினர், சித்தார்த்தை மிகக் கடுமையாகத் தாக்கினர்.

காயமடைந்து மருத்துவமனையில் அனுமதிக்கப்பட்ட சித்தார்த், தாக்குதல் குறித்து காவல் நிலையத்தில் முறையிட்டார். அவ்வழக்கில் சித்தார்த்தை அடித்தவர்களுக்கு எதிராக பய்யாலால், சுரேகா, ரோஷன் மூவரும் சாட்சியளித்தனர். இதனால் சித்தார்த்தை அடித்த ஆதிக்க சாதியினர் கைது செய்யப்பட்டனர்.

2006, செப்டம்பர் 29 ஆம் நாள் அந்தக் கொடூரத்தை நிகழ்த்தினர். பிணையில் வந்த ஆதிக்க சாதியினர் சித்தார்த்தையும் பய்யாலாலையும் கொலை வெறியோடு தேட, அவர்கள் கிடைக்கவில்லை. ஆத்திரம் தலைக்கேற பய்யாலாலின் வீட்டிற்கு வந்த சாதி அயோக்கியர்கள், வீட்டிற்குள் இரவு உணவை தயாரித்துக் கொண்டிருந்த சுரேகா, படித்துக் கொண்டிருந்த பிரியங்கா, சுதிர், ரோஷன் ஆகிய நால்வரையும் வெளியில் இழுத்து வந்தனர்.

நால்வரின் ஆடைகளையும் உருவி, உடம்பில் துண்டு துணியுமின்றி, அவர்களை ஊரின் மய்யப் பகுதிக்கு இழுத்து வந்து மிகக் கொடூரமாகத் தாக்கினர். சித்தார்த்தை தாக்கிய வழக்கில் கைது செய்யப்பட்டவர்கள் மட்டுமின்றி, கயர்லாஞ்சி கிராமத்தைச் சேர்ந்த ஆதிக்க சாதியினர் ஆண் பெண் பேதமின்றி, அனைவரும் தாக்குதலில் ஈடுபட்டனர். அப்போதும் அவர்களின் ஆதிக்க வெறி அடங்கவில்லை.

ரோஷனையும் தங்கை பிரியங்காவையும் உடலுறவு கொள்ளச் சொல்லி துன்புறுத்தினர். மறுத்த ரோஷனையும் சுதிரையும் மிகக் கடுமையாகத் தாக்கியதோடு, அவர்களின் பிறப்புறுப்பு மீது அடித்து உதைத்து வெட்டி எறிந்தனர். இந்தக் கொடுமை ஒரு புறம் நடக்க, இன்னொருபுறம் தாய் சுரேகாவையும் மகள் பிரியங்காவையும் அனேகமாக அத்தனை ஆதிக்க சாதி ஆண்களும் வன்புணர்ச்சி செய்தனர். அதுவும் போதாதென, இரு உயிரும் பிரியும் வரை மாடு விரட்டப் பயன்படும் தொரட்டிக் குச்சியையும் மூங்கில் குச்சியையும் இருவரின் பிறப்புறுப்பிற்குள்ளும் குத்தினர்.

அடிபட்டு மயங்கிக் கிடந்த ரோஷனையும் சுதிரையும் பல முறை மேலே தூக்கியெறிந்து தரையில் விழச் செய்து சாகடித்தனர். மாலை 5 மணி முதல் 7 மணி வரை நடந்த இந்த வெறியாட்டத்துக்குப் பிறகு நான்கு உடல்களையும் கால்வாயில் வீசியெறிந்தனர். இந்த வெறியாட்டம் தொடங்கப்பட்ட சிறிது நேரத்திலேயே அங்கு வந்துவிட்ட பய்யாலால், சித்தார்த், அவரது தம்பி ராஜன் மூவரும் உயிருக்கு அஞ்சி அங்கேயே மறைந்திருந்தனர். அவர்கள் கண்ணெதிரே இத்தனைக் கொடூரமும் நடந்து முடிந்தது. ஆதிக்க சாதியினர் வீட்டை முற்றுகையிட்ட உடனேயே பிரியங்கா, தனது செல்பேசி மூலம் சித்தார்த்தின் தம்பி ராஜனுக்கு தகவல் சொல்லியிருக்கிறார். அவரும் காவல் துறைக்கு உடனே தெரியப்படுத்தியிருக்கிறார். ஆனால், காவலர்கள் ‘அவசரமாக’ வந்து சேர்ந்தது இரவு பத்து மணிக்கு. மறுநாள்தான் உடல்கள் கால்வாயிலிருந்து எடுக்கப்பட்டன. வழக்குப் பதிவு செய்யப்பட்டு, பதினெட்டுப் பேர் கைது செய்யப்பட்டனர்.

என்றபோதும் ஆதிக்க சாதி அரசியல்வாதிகளின் பின்புலத்தோடு, ஆதிக்க சாதி அதிகாரிகளால் நடத்தப்படும் இவ்வழக்கில் நாம் நீதியைப் பெற்றுவிட முடியுமா? எந்த சாதிக் கொடுமைக்கு தான் இந்தச் சட்டம் சரியான நீதியைப் பெற்றுத் தந்தது. இதற்கு மட்டும் நாம் எதிர்பார்த்துவிட… செப்டம்பர் 29 நடந்த கொடூரத்துக்கு, முதல் தகவல் அறிக்கையே அக்டோபர் 1 இல்தான் பதிவு செய்யப்பட்டிருக்கிறது. வன்கொடுமைத் தடுப்புச் சட்டம், பாலியல் வன்புணர்ச்சிக் குற்றம், மானபங்கப்படுத்துதல் போன்ற எந்தப் பிரிவும் வழக்கில் சேர்க்கப்படவில்லை. சுரேகா, பிரியங்கா உடல்களை பிரேத பரிசோதனை செய்த மருத்துவர், அவர்கள் வன்புணர்ச்சிக்கு ஆளாகவே இல்லையென அறிக்கை கொடுத்துள்ளார்.

சாதியின் வெறிப்பசி கண் முன்னாலேயே தன் ஒட்டுமொத்த குடும்பத்தினரையும் தின்று தீர்த்ததைக் கண்ட அதிர்ச்சியிலிருந்து மீளாத பய்யாலால், கயர்லாஞ்சி கொடூரம் குறித்து வாயைத் திறக்கும் எவரும் ஊரை விட்டு ஒதுக்கி வைக்கப்படுவர் என எச்சரித்திருப்பதாகக் கூறுகிறார்.

இதுபோல் எத்தனையோ கொடூரங்களைப் பார்த்தாயிற்று. பார்க்காமலும் எத்தனை எத்தனை வெறியாட்டங்கள் நடந்தேறுகின்றன! ஒரு சாதாரண நிகழ்வாக அவை கடந்து போகின்றனவே ஒழிய, ஜனநாயக நாட்டின் பெரும்பகுதி மக்களுக்கெதிரான அச்சுறுத்தலாக, வன்கொடுமையாக பரபரப்பை ஏற்படுத்துவதில்லை. கயர்லாஞ்சியில் இந்தக் கொடுமை நடந்து ஒரு மாதமாகியும் சுரணையற்றிருக்கிறது ஊடகம். சலனமற்று இயங்குகிறது சமூகம். இதுதான் இந்து இந்தியா. தலித் மக்களுக்கு எதிரான உச்சபட்சக் கொடுமை, இங்கு ஊறுகாய் செய்தியாகக்கூட மதிக்கப்படுவதில்லை.

உலகின் எந்த மூலையில் நடக்கும் செய்திகளையும் உடனுக்குடன் தருவதே தங்களின் பணியென தம்பட்டமடித்துக் கொள்ளும், வாரத்தின் ஏழு நாட்களும் நாளின் 24 மணி நேரமும் விடாது சுழலும் 24 X 7 ஊடகங்கள், தலித் மக்களுக்கெதிரான அநீதிகள் நிகழும்போது மட்டும் காந்தியின் குரங்குகளாய் பார்க்க மறுக்கின்றன; பேச மறுக்கின்றன, கேட்க மறுக்கின்றன. செயல்படத் திராணியற்றுப் பம்முகின்றன ஏன்? மலம் தின்ன வைப்பது, மூத்திரம் குடிக்க வைப்பது, பிறப்புறுப்பை சிதைப்பது, வன்புணர்ச்சி செய்வது இவையெல்லாம் அவற்றின் செய்தி அரிப்பிற்கேற்ற தீனியாக இல்லையா?

ஊடகங்கள் வன்கொடுமைகளை செய்தியாக்கத் தயங்குவதன் காரணம் ஒன்றுதான். மனிதத் தன்மைக்கு அப்பாற்பட்ட வன்கொடுமைகள் பற்றிய விவாதம் சமூக அரங்கிற்கு, உலக அரங்கிறகு வரும்போது அவை கேள்விக்குள்ளாக்கப்படும், கண்டிக்கப்படும். தீர்வுகளை நோக்கிய போராட்டங்கள் வலுக்கும், சாதிக் கட்டமைப்பு ஆட்டங்காணும். இந்திய ஜனநாயகத்தின் மீது உலகமே காறி உமிழும். இந்து வெறியர்களின் கையில் இருக்கும் ஊடகம், அதை விரும்பவில்லை என்பதே பச்சை உண்மை.

கயர்லாஞ்சி கிராமத்தில் நடந்தேறிய கொடுமையையும், வழக்கம் போல் சமூக ஆர்வலர்களும் தலித் இயக்கங்களும்தான் வெளிக் கொண்டு வந்துள்ளன. ஆனாலும் அது பொது மக்கள் கவனத்திற்குக் கொண்டு செல்லப்படவில்லை. இடஒதுக்கீடு போன்ற பிரச்சனைகளைக் கையிலெடுக்கும் சமூக நீதி அமைப்புகள், மகளிர் பிரச்சனைகளுக்கு குரல் கொடுக்கும் பெண்ணிய அமைப்புகள், மரண தண்டனைக்கு எதிராகக் குரல் கொடுக்கும் மனித உரிமை அமைப்புகள், சுய மரியாதை இயக்கங்கள், கயர்லாஞ்சி படுகொலைகள் போன்ற சாதிய வன்கொடுமைகளை எதிர்த்து உரத்துக் குரல் கொடுக்கத் தயங்குவதேன்?

வன்கொடுமையில் சமூக உரிமை மீறல் இல்லையா, தலித் பெண் மீதான வன்புணர்ச்சி, பெண்ணியப் பிரச்சனை இல்லையா? வன்கொடுமைச் சாவு மரண தண்டனை இல்லையா? நிர்வாணப்படுத்துவதும், உடலுறவு கொள்ளச் சொல்லித் துன்புறுத்துவதும், சுயமரியாதைக்கு இழுக்கில்லையா?

ஜாதியின் வேர் மிகவும் நுட்பமானது. எங்கோ யாருக்கோ நடக்கிறதென நாம் உணர்வற்றிருந்தால், அவ்வேர் வளர்ந்து நம் ஒவ்வொருவரின் குரல்வளையையும் நெறிக்கும். எல்லையின்றிப் பரவியிருக்கும் சாதி மற்றும் சாதி ஆதிக்கத்திற்கான எதிர்வினையும் எல்லையற்றதாக வலுவானதாக இருக்க வேண்டும். இல்லையெனில், பய்யாலாலின் குடும்பம் போல் மிகச் சாதாரணமாக வன்கொடுமைக்கு யார் வேண்டுமானாலும் இரையாக்கப்படலாம்.

திரண்டெழுந்த சமூகம் மட்டுமே அநீதிகளுக்கெதிரானத் தீர்வைக் காணும். நாம் திரண்டெழுவது எப்போது?

‘அம்னஸ்டி இன்டர்நேஷனல்’ என்ற உலகளாவிய மனித உரிமை அமைப்பு, கயர்லாஞ்சியில் நடைபெற்ற கொடுமையைக் கண்டறிந்து, அதற்குத் தீர்வுகாண முயற்சிகளை மேற்கொண்டுள்ளது. முதல் கட்டமாக ஒரு பத்திரிகையாளர் கூட்டத்தைக் கூட்ட அது முடிவு செய்துள்ளது. ‘கயர்லாஞ்சி தலித் படுகொலை எதிர்ப்பு செயற்குழு’, ‘சமதா சைனிக் தள்’, ‘விதர்பா ஜன் அந்தோலன் சமிதி’, ‘பகுஜன் சங்கரிஷ் சமிதி’, ‘தீக்ஷா பூமி மகிளா தம்ம சந்யோஜ் சமிதி’ உள்ளிட்ட 20 அமைப்புகள், இந்த அநீதிக்கு எதிராகக் களமிறங்கியுள்ளன.

அக்டோபர் 31 அன்று நாக்பூரில் சாலை மறியல் போராட்டம் நடத்தப்பட்டுள்ளது. இம்மறியலின்போது, போலிஸ் தடியடி நடத்தியதில் 4 பேர் படுகாயமடைந்து மருத்துவமனையில் சேர்க்கப்பட்டுள்ளனர். மாபெரும் ஆர்ப்பாட்டங்கள் நாக்பூரிலும் மகாராட்டிரத்தின் பிற இடங்களிலும் நடைபெறுவது கண்டு, போலிஸ் மேலும் ஆறு பேரைக் கைது செய்துள்ளது. இதில் சதித்திட்டம் தீட்டிய 2 பெண்களும் அடங்குவர். ஆக, இதுவரை 44 பேர் இப்படுகொலையில் கைது செய்யப்பட்டிருக்கிறார்கள். நவம்பர் 1 அன்று, பந்தாரா மாவட்டத்தில் மாவட்ட நிர்வாகத்தை எதிர்த்து 20 ஆயிரத்திற்கும் மேற்பட்ட பெண்கள் திரண்டெழுந்து போராட்டத்தில் ஈடுபட்டனர். நவம்பர் 3 அன்று நாக்பூர் சட்டப் பேரவை முன்பு மாபெரும் ஆர்ப்பாட்டத்தில் பெண்கள் இயக்கத்தினர் ஈடுபட்டது குறிப்பிடத்தகுந்தது.

இது தொடர்பாக மேலும் தகவல்கள் பெறவும், தங்களால் இயன்ற உதவிகளை செய்யவும், கண்டனங்களைப் பதிவு செய்யவும் பின்வரும் முகவரியில் தொடர்பு கொள்ளலாம் :

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49 Responses to “Evidences”

  1. 1 Praveen Wankhede

    Dear Brother Jagadeeshan Chandrasekharan,

    Request your permission in publishing some of these extracts in the newspapers.Can you pls confirm that the details of the judges is correct ? and for that matter everything else is authentic ?

    Warm Regards
    Praveen Wankhede



    The Incident of Bhandara is too brutal and inhumanic. There is need to work with legal advisor and the forum like National campaign on dalit Human Rights to raise the voice against this henous incident.

    in solidarity


  3. 3 Alpana Bose

    Dear all,

    Let us shame them. You all must be aware of the attempts of burying the whole issue by destroying of evidence and thretening the witnesses. This is even more inhuman than the act itself. Find a letter below. This is to shame all who are trying to protect the culprits. Send this letter in as many numbers as possible to whatever addressed of police personel, medical officers and politicians of the area as you can get. I am also looking for addresses. Sign your name at the bottom and send them.

    Dear Sirs,

    Our hearts have been bleeding over our brutally murdered brothers and sisters of Khairlanji and the tortures the victims were subjected to before they were finally killed. May this never happen in any part of the world again. Our special prayers are for you. The following prayers issue from our lips every time we think about you and what you could have done, but did not do in the Khairlanji incident. These are sincere prayers we offer to god:

    1. May you or your women (mothers, wives, sisters, daughters) are never be asked to walk naked in the streets of your own locality by your own men
    2. May nobody have fun at the cost of your embarrassment and pain
    3. May nobody force you to have sex with your naked sister who has been forced to remove her clothes in front of strange men
    4. May nobody cut off your penis when you refuse to do so
    5. May nobody insert sticks into the private parts of your mother, wife or sister
    6. May nobody push chilli powder into your fresh wounds
    7. We pray that nobody finds your naked dead body floating in a canal
    8. May God never render you as helpless as the father of the family who saw his family tortured and butchered in front of his eyes but could not as much as make a sound
    9. May you always be protected from all evils and may you always be powerful enough to protect your family.
    10. And finally, may God give you conscience and remind you your moral duty.

    This is a sincere prayer and not a threatening, as we do not today and will never intend to do such acts to anybody, mainly because of two reasons:

    1. We are courageous people and
    2. We understand human pain, including that of the enemy.

    May our prayers be answered. Amen!

    – Peace loving people of India


    Alpana Bose

  4. 4 jageshwar

    Its really shameful on our part instead of acting over it we still pray to God (I dont know where he is and how he can see all this happening). Had been effect of all these these concept there would have not been any kind of hatred for other human being and violence. So please just give up this stupid idea of God being helpful. anybody concerned abot my views on God need not to give reaction as he is there to look after me.

    dear all we need to gather and make our protest more stonger so that no one will escape from being punished and punishment should not be less than Hang each one till death. Now state Home minister has gone mad he is making irresponsible statements like behind all this protest Naxalites are supporting. he is not aware that all what is happening is only comman man’s reaction no party no support we want.. and we know how culprits and hopeless all these politicians are. we dont need them at all. we will show our prowess. they will have to kneel down before our spirit.

    So our friend it is time to show that we cant tolerate all these anymore. We are not so hopeless timid who can see our sisters and mothers are being raped. we not beast like them otherwise that whole village would have turned to graveyard within few hours but we respect our constution and want justice in any case. if we are not satisfied with the verdict then we should not be blamed for any wrong happening. We can also handle arms and weapons.
    Jai bhim… jai bharat

  5. 5 Nagamitra

    I would like to tell you that still people known in kamptee by Muslim and Hindus that Maharawadi, mahar Mohala, where all buddhist people live and whenever this sort of events happend, Police Just do the all sorts of inhuman action on our young boys and women, that should be change, actually, it is on the hand of all people how to behave as per the Dr. Babasahebs Dhammakranti way, we have to remember our the day 14th october 1956, since from that day the things are going on like this on this community, it is shame on India that still people are not changing

  6. 6 Sopan Madhavrao Kawale

    I am very sad.


  8. 8 umesh shinde

    In buddha’s period Anguilimala turn into Bhante.
    Now again one angulimala will come if such massacre is happning again & again.Its time now to think our people that
    “get the power of polytics(get the chair of CM & PM)”

  9. 9 umesh shinde

    In buddha’s period Anguilimala turn into Bhante.
    Now again one angulimala will come if such massacre is happning again & again.Its time now to think our people that
    “get the power of polytics(get the chair of CM & PM)”.
    untill & unless our leader is not united & not depend on other polytical party such massacre will not stop.
    our people has to have polytical awareness.
    “People get the Leader what they deserved.”

  10. 10 gangwal saurabh

    Let the people who did this brutal act be brunt alive!
    It’s a shame on so called secular India.

  11. 11 Sandeep Jagtap

    India hub of Human Rights violation, We 250 Million indieneous people asking for help from the Internation Civil Society. India a casteist nation, entire system in this country practice casteism deeply.India would face a WAR a civil war against casteism by 250 Million people of this country who are treated inhumanly in this country from centuries and this country want the same for another ten centuries to come.
    Kherlanji is one of the 1 lakhs 70 thousand atrocity cases registered in this country and in which the conviction rate is just 2% ie this country is not at all interested in the security and Human rights of the root citizen of this country 98% culprit are set free to harrass us, gang rape our sisters, mother, torture us.
    United Nation should come forward, and teach this country a lesson which this country should not forget for centuries to come.
    Every Human Being has the right to self-protect his life, so the 250 Million people should keep protective Weapons with them

  12. 12 Arun Kumar

    I am shocked to see the gory details of Kherlanji . PSI Andhalgaon , who did not respond to the situation immediately. Taken bribe from accused well before the incidence 24000 Rs , 2000Rs each., Mesram- Another head constable ran away from Kherlanji when he visited spot the spot, Upasrao Khandate- The Sarpanch of the village who presided over 3 Gramsabha meetings where killing of Bhotmange’s planned and the accused :

    1 Bhaskar Bhudhaji Kadav
    2 Prakash Gulabrao Kadav
    3 Gopal sakru Bijnjewar
    4 Shatrughn Isaram Dhande
    5 Sakru Mahagu Binjewar
    6 Dilip Soma Dhenge
    7 Nanya Ganesh mandlekar
    8 Pankaj Shivshankar Athilkar
    9 Mahipal Antu Dhande
    10 Moreshwar Djashrath Dhumankhede
    11 Premlal Salikram Khurpe
    12 Dharampal Vishwanath Dhande
    13 Parvat Dhondabaji Dhande
    14 Ambilal Kodhu Khurpe
    15 Gopal Antu Dhande
    16 Krishana Chintaman Titarmare
    17 Vishwanath Hagaru Dhande
    18 Yuvraj Marothi Nagpure
    19 Laxman Salasavi Mandle
    20 Motiram natthu Khawase
    21 Sakharam Modku Borkar
    22 Sunil Chirkut londhe
    23 Ramdas bakaram Shewte
    24 Shamrao Ramdas Kosre
    25 Ramu mangary Dhande
    26 Shrawan Dhondoba Borkar
    27 Jagdish ratan Mandalekar
    28 Goma gangaram Dhenge
    29 Prabhakar jaswant mandalekar
    30 Ganesh Birsingh Dhakane
    31 Gopichand Tikaram Mohture
    32 Ravindra Yashwany Dhande
    33 Savindra Yashwantrao mandalekar
    34 Prabhakar Anadrao Titarmare
    35 Shishupal Vishvanath Dhande
    36 Purushottam Bisan Titarmare
    37 Kanhayya Ganesh Mandlekar
    38 Shivcharan Jagdish mandlekar
    39 Manda Dhande
    40 Kamal Dhande
    41 Anudas Ganapat Khandate
    42 Krishna Shyama Dhande
    43 Hasan Sadaship dhande
    44 Roopchand Rama Khandate

    all seem to be not belonging to the upper caste people in real terms of Chaturvarna system i.e. _ Brahmins or Kshatriyas. There names suggested that they all belong to some of the intermediary caste groups of Maharastra. Presently We felt that it was the upper caste Hindus who atr really involved in such acts. But Kherlanji and similar such incidents point out that recently empowered OBC sections of the society too behave in the same manner- rather more brutal.

    All this points out that it is not the caste but the class which decides the character of such elements/ incidents.

    Everyone engaged in dealing such things – academically, socially, culturally,politically and otherwise should start thinking in these terms so that one could analayse the things in proper perspective.

  13. You people have done great work. All the circumstential evidences should be restored with accurate care. Now it is OUR responsibility to build the strong case. Now LET US STOP AGITATING AND START THE REAL WORK TILL IT ENDS. We hope that the crucial witness like Bhaiyalal should not be stressed anymore. Dont turn him into Zahira (like best bakry case)hence he should kept away from media. While we (Mantralay agitator women)were speaking to him in Bombay,on 28th Nov., observed that he is going through tremendous stress. Let him resume to his normal life. Let us help Bhaiyalal to overcome the mental trauma.
    Kunda Pramila-Nilakantha

  14. 14 Sandeep Jagtap

    Bhootmange family was attacked by 150 Hindu cateist Mob in which 40% were womens. why only 44 are arrested till today, are the rest ” Husband of Casteist Chief Minister Vilas Deshmukh Mother”

  15. 15 Sanket Kashid

    Bhotmange family was killed inhumanly. Still there is a caste alive in India. Where is the role of fast track courts. Do your justice immediately when foreigners rape take place, but indian citizen should wait for JUSTICE…….. let justice be done through heaven falls.

  16. 16 suyog

    this is shameful an aii who were present there at that time are responsible for it, just how can somebody kill some one for any reason what so ever ,
    we are supposed to be human beings, I am a doctor myself a non beliver in god cause according to me this is the main reason behind all these things happening
    why cant we be human and who are we to decide who is right or wrong

  17. 17 sharala panjanadan

    i cnt blv that something like this has taken place and thr were no actions taken into discovering the culprits. i am truly sadden by this drama of violence, inhumanity and worst of all, in the form of barbarians. India certainly doesnt deserve to bear such citizens who taken pleasure in other’s pain.
    god bless the souls of the departed.

  18. 18 sudhir

    you have done great work ,
    We all should try and increase the awarenes about this tragedy in whole of the backwards community , also should not allow the things to fade from the public memory till the culprits -direct/indirect/facilitators/protectors of culprits /neglectors are brought to justice/hanged but nothing else .
    I appeal to the sc/st/secular people/country lovers to come forward/shed their inhibitions /dare their authorities & express their feelings in support of this agitation .
    we all should vow to teach the political leaders a lesson so that they dare not neglect such issues .
    Our show of strength combined with our efforts in keeping the issue alive till justice is delivered will prevent such incidents from happening again .
    30/09 should be marked permanently in our calenders as a protest day .

    we ourselves have to protect our rights ,nobobody else cares .


    many many thanks to all those who have anger in their minds against this incident / pailago-deep respect to all those who have come out openly against it & thanks DG yashada


  19. we are planning to kill the hencemen of BJP who inflicted such a brutality on our sisters and brothers.
    Killing is only solution.
    Eye for Eye
    Life for Life.

  20. 20 S.S.MOORTHY

    It is a draconian incident. Whatever may be the nature and reason of enemity. Whatever caste or religion the parties in rivalry belong to, ultimately the sufferer is a women. In Hindu Muslim riots, the affected are women from both the sides, Hindu or Muslim the female is raped, even if the male is killed it leaves the female from both the side widow. The female children forced to prostitution having no option for livelihood. So, apart from the atrocity on specific community in this incident, there is a unity in all such incidents, torture to familian gender, perhaps this is what we call as unity in diversity. Irrespective of the spoil caste system, we all unite in doing our injustice to our female counterparts.

  21. 21 joe

    and the females of kherlanji encourgae their menfolk to rape and butcher other women……

  22. 22 Parag

    How can one become so inhuman

    now its time for action.

    agains the thinking, against the tradition,

    and against to those all who are acting like blind by open eyes

  23. 23 Dhanraj

    Though we r following the path of Buddha, such incidents fill my mind with great anger… We r making every attempt to make such elements aware of their real history.. but these fellows are always trying to gather under the umbrella of Brahminizm..

  24. 24 rajesh

    this kind of people must be shooed in the middle of the road

  25. 25 Laxmikant

    It is going to be an year now. But, none of the culprits might have been punished. It should be remembered, that ‘what goes around comes around’. I pray God to give those shameless wolves and their helpers what they deserve. I am sure, they will get their due, sooner or later. The young souls shall haunt the place and will avenge themselves. It’s a mistake on the part of a person to feel himself above others. No one has a right to disgrace others.

  26. 26 shrikant

    now we need civil war ya to o rahenge ya hum

  27. 27 Ams

    Blood for Blood…kill all those people responsible for this massacre

  28. 28 ASHISH

    well this is a henious crime.one thing is clear that the humanity is going in problem.why, the people never think about that the person which we are going to kill is a human not anything.i pray for the god that (mr.bhaiyalal)become much stronger.

  29. 29 Dhammaratna G.

    the people never think about that the any person will go at this stage.
    where is the humanity?
    why the politicians neglecting this issue?
    how & when could get the justice to Bhotmange family?
    kill all those people & politicians who responsible for this massacr.

  30. 30 Zakir Sheriff

    With all due respects to Babsaheb, we dalits need a more agressive position than that which is available through Buddhism. It is time Dalits get converted to Islam. It is only Islam that can empower Dalits and fight the oppressors. It has all the necessary support system from the Ummah and our muslim brothers and sisters all over the world. A dalit will loose all sense of powerlessness if they embrace Islam. It is this universal brotherhood through islam that can solve the evil caste menace.

  31. 31 santosh

    I pray to Almighty for soon judgement so that victim soul get peace.At least these all persons who are resposible for this consipiracy should be hanged so that it will not be repeated in future world.

    Also i request to concerned organization to help to make justice.

  32. 32 Milind Jaywant Waghmare

    This website is good to ask our means buddhist problem in socity. I giving thank to maker of this website. best wishes for your website and ur life also.

  33. 33 Thiaga

    Blood for blood is not a permanent answer.
    Teach them a lesson so that this won’t happen again to any body.

  34. 34 Shailesh

    The danger of castism is lurking. Where are the great so called son of India. Come let’s elliminate this dangerous virus of castism.

  35. 35 suhas gajarmal


  36. 36 suhas gajarmal

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  37. 37 ajay gadkari

    This website is good to ask our means buddhist problem in socity

  38. 38 Nitin Dhaktode

    In khirlanji we got justice but it is not enugh day by day non dalit are abusing us. in Beed disrict happen atrocity there governemtn is not doing action. like this thingas are happening with us. thats why we want unity and fightin power. if we will dipane on only the gvoernment then there will not justice. becusae on the chiar there have uppare caste people.

    so fing for Jusctice.

  39. 39 anil wadhave

    This is very good website for buddhist. by the help of this site buddhist can published there problem.

  40. 40 Amuthavalluvan

    Dear sir/mam
    still in tamilnadu untouchability is practicing in different forms,
    near to sivagangai district, a village, there dalits should not feed or grow the male dogs they can feed the female dogs because male dag can made physical contact with caste hindus female dog, so to avoide that this practice is sill followed.

  41. 41 Amuthavalluvan

    Any news about Dalit, caste atrocity, discrimination, untouchability, please forward to me, because i am doing Ph.D on that, that will be more helpful for me, thankyou my email:anthrovalluvan@gmail.com

  42. The injustice done to Dalits (SC) by police and judicial departments is not wondering the people knowing the varnashramadharma and cruel Hindu caste system
    because the officials are still following the principles of caste-ism( i.e. Injustice) against ” Justice, Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.” which is enshrined in the Constitution of India.
    Therefore it is felt by the people that there is no difference between the terrorists and such personalities. If the terrorists are punishable then such personalities are also liable to punish. So the depressed and oppressed people are to agitate and more agitate against the brutal tyrannies and despotism.
    To long live Bharat, Jai Bhim! – Jai Buddha! Jai Dhamma! Jai Sangha!

    E. Chelladurai,

  43. 43 p.v.ravi

    sir,is there any national forum for ‘dalit human rights’.please inform. regards,thank you.

  44. Dear Friends,
    I am a Policeman with our State Police and am putting forth a problem in front of you for guidance and opinion. My questions to you all are as follows and I expect answers in Legal terms 1) What is the difference between Bouddhas & Nav Bouddhas. 2) Can a person having a Bouddha or Nav Bouddha Caste Certificate lodge a complaint under the Prevention of Atrocities Act or Protection of Civil Rights Act. 3) Are there any High Court or Supreme Court judgements defining the two Religions and rights of Dalits converted into Buddhism if yes possibly the WP numbers so that I can get the judgements.
    I have two judgements of the Hon’ble Supreme Court which say that Buddhists cannot seek for rights and privileges given to Dalits but they are of 1979 and 1984 i.e. before the enactment of the Prevention of Atrocities Act, 1989. Hence am expecting changed views. I will be very grateful for your opinions and guidance.

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