A 13-yr-old has been charged with poisoning the mid-day meal at her school in Deoria to take revenge for her brother’s death there 3 months earlier. But with two castes involved, is the story that simple?
According to police, staff of the Sigra police station registered an FIR against the Pariyojana Prabandhak of the UPSBC on February 19 under IPC sections relating to public nuisance and danger or obstruction in public way or line of navigation.
Officers supervise the cooking, youth run around for utensils, a minister and a sarpanch make rotis. On the PM’s orders, Union ministers and BJP leaders are spending nights at Dalit villages, as part of Gram Swaraj Abhiyan. But how far do just a meal and a bed go? As BJP figures that out, amidst fits and starts, The Sunday Express trails MP Bhagirath Prasad in Bhind, UP CM Yogi Adityanath in Pratapgarh
Justice J J Munir’s order delivered on Wednesday, but published Saturday, directed the UP government to issue notices to 15 policemen allegedly involved in the October 22 “encounter” in which Budhana resident Furqan was killed.
The compromise was brokered by district authorities days after Allahabad High Court dismissed Jatav’s plea asking him to approach a district administration or police to get an FIR registered against anyone who was stopping him from using the village roads.
Sheetal and Sanjay Kumar Jatav were scheduled to marry on April 20. However, a row broke out after upper caste Thakur residents objected to the wedding procession that was to be taken out through Nizampur village.
Sanjay Jatav, a 27-year-old block development council member, who has been trying to get “permission” to lead a grand baraat through the lanes adjoining upper caste Thakur houses, got his way on Sunday when district authorities got the two parties to sign a compromise.
The Thakurs — a majority in Nizampur village where the bride Sheetal lives — had objected to the plans of 27-year-old Sanjay Kumar Jatav, a resident of Basai Babas village in Hathras district, to take a horse-led baraat around the village.
In Allahabad, while students of Allahabad University blocked a goods train at Prayag station, BSP supporters reportedly stopped a local train at Meja. Protesters in the district swelled by afternoon and many forced a mall and nearby shops to shut. Police and RAF teams were deployed to rein in protesters.
Over the past few months, the Dalit youth, from Basai Babas village in Hathras district of western Uttar Pradesh, has shot off letters to every government office-bearer seeking help to take out his baraat through his bride’s Thakur-dominated village.