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Gujarat: Every 4th Day Dalit Women gets victimised; confirms figures from Police in RTI


As per reply obtained by RTI activist information obtained from Gujarat government under RTI Act 2005 reveals that every 4 days Dalit women gets victimised. The information was provided by Gujarat State Police Bhavan. At 19 different places in state, Dalit Women area provided police protection was confirmed by police. 15,976 offenses on Dalit women were registered from 2001 to 2016 including offenses like murder of scheduled caste, rape, serious injury, atrocities and threatening, as per sources.

In 2016 alone from January to April, 27 Dalit women have been victimised.

The figures of Dalit women becoming victim every 4th day in women led state puts question mark on women’s security and protection.