Investigate Saraswati Devi's case & ensure fair ration #Jharkhand
  • Petitioned Puja Singhal Purwar

This petition was delivered to:

District Magistrate Palamu
Puja Singhal Purwar
Palamu (Jharkhand)
Deputy Commisioner

Investigate Saraswati Devi's case & ensure fair ration #Jharkhand

    1. Petition by

      Swara For Change

      Ghaziabad, India

A few weeks ago, 10 -15 women in Jharkhand (District Palamu) went to a Public Distribution Shop to inquire about subsidized ration. They hadn't received ration for four months and were concerned about their groceries and daily needs. When they reached the shop ans asked about the ration, they were abused and chased away. It didn't stop there. One of these women, 45 year old Saraswatu Devi was brutally beaten up.

On paper Public Distribution Shops are set up to provide ration to the poor at subsidized rates, in reality, this PDS dealer hadn't suplied ration for 4 months. When the women argued about this, the dealer started abusing them and asked them to walk away and not expect ration for 6 months, even though the women say that there was enough stock at his shop. 

Scared, the women walked away and decided to launch a Police complaint. When Lal Mani Singh (the dealer) found out about their intentions he was furious, and along with his son Azaad Singh and 17 year old nephew Regal Singh chased them with sticks and pulled out his gun.

45 year old Saraswati Devi couldn't escape and was beaten up by these three men. She was taken to the hospital and suffered internal injuries in her chest, stomache, back and head.

I am Anil Gudia from Daltonganj in Jharkhand and through CGNET swara I am telling you about this horrific incident and the brutal beating of 45 year old Saraswati Devi when she went to ask about subsidized ration in Public distribution Shop.

Listen to my audio on CGnet Swara here:

Join me in telling  Puja SInghal Purwar District Magistrate Palumi (Jharkhand) to investigate this case and punish  the culprits. Such corruption in the functioning of PDS should be removed from Palumi and other areas in Jharkhand


Call DM of Palumi (Jharkhand)

After signing the petition call DM Puja SInghal Purwar on (0) 9431160001 :

1) Ask her if she knows anything about the incident?

2) Ask her why has ther been no action taken against these Lal Mani Singh, Azaad Singh and Regal Singh?

3) Tell her that Punblic Distribution Shops are meant to serve the poor, why hadn't these women recevied ration

4) Ask her when can you expect action?

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,500 signatures
    2. DM arrests two culprits and snatches the the ODS dealers licence

      tamseel hussain
      Petition Organizer

      Two weeks ago, the District magistrate arrested two culprits and lodged an FIR on one of them. The Women haven't received ration yet, but the PDS dealers license has been taken away from him.

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Clifton Sequeira MUMBAI, INDIA
      • about 1 year ago

      These helpless women are being treated unfairly. Ration is an important commodity for their daily use.

    • Anupam Pandey MUMBAI, INDIA
      • over 1 year ago

      Ration is one of the basic needs, and justice is another.

    • Pankaj Singh INDIA
      • over 1 year ago

      I signed this.

    • Debendra Rout BHUBANESWAR, INDIA
      • over 1 year ago

      Crime against women should be intolerable. the criminals should be bought to courts and sent to jail.

    • dr sudhakar b VIJAYAWADA, INDIA
      • over 1 year ago

      culprits should be brought to book and justice should be served to the persons in need


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