Protect assaulted women in Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh and punish the culprit
  • Petitioned Shri Akhilesh Yadav

This petition was delivered to:

Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh
Shri Akhilesh Yadav
Director General of Police, Lucknow
Superintendent of Police, Lalitpur
District Magisterate, Lalitpur
Chief Secretary, Uttar Pradesh

Protect assaulted women in Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh and punish the culprit

    1. Petition by

      Sahjani Shiksha Kendra, Nirantar

They were beaten up and abused for promoting education for women in Digwaar village in Uttar Pradesh.


On May 12, five women were brutally beaten and harassed by Sahib Singh Yadav. Two of them have sustained serious head and body injuries.


These 5 women work to provide education with the Sahjani Shiksha Kendra (SSK). They were inaugurating the literacy centre for Dalit women in Digwaar village in Uttar Pradesh.


Sahib Singh used caste-based abuses like 'chamarni', 'basorni' and sexually explicit language to the women. When the SSK team tried to persuade him to stop interrupting the ceremony, he attacked them with a thick wooden stick.


He also threatened to kill them if they ever came back to the area. The villagers were also threatened with dire consequences if they gave any statement against him.


SSK is the only women-headed organization in the district, run primarily by Dalit women in Lalitpur.  An important focus of their work is Adult Literacy Centres in the villages of Lalitpur.


Sahib Singh Yadav was arrested 7 days later and charges of sexual assault and attempt to murder have been filed against him. He is in judicial custody for 14 days.


However, despite the arrest of Sahib Singh Yadav, the Dalit community in Digwar is still under the threat of such violence as a backlash to this arrest. The SSK field workers are prone to this backlash as well.


As their colleague and a women, I am outraged at this violence.  It is important to raise the issue of safety of women activists who fight for education to become a reality to all.


That’s why I started this petition asking the CM of Uttar Pradesh and other concerned authorities to ensure that-


1) Security is provided for the staff of SSK who were attacked.

2) Security is provided to the Dalit basti of Digwaar village as they are under serious threat.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 9 months ago

      “Reproductive freedom is critical to a whole range of issues. If we can’t take charge of this most personal aspect of our lives, we can’t take care of anything. It should not be seen as a privilege or as a benefit, but a fundamental human right.”

      ― Faye Wattleton

      • 10 months ago

      To support women rights

    • subramanya rasithi BELUR, INDIA
      • 11 months ago

      a woman educated means a generation educated

    • Manasa Manas INDIA
      • 11 months ago

      For women empowerment

    • rashmi bhardwaj PUNE, MA
      • 12 months ago

      How can a policeman beat women who have not done anything wrong except belong to certain caste.(made by man to enable him to exploit the poor). I am a Brahmin but do not agree with this caste system.


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