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State Violence

ID Number: 47488
Maker: Act Now for Harmony And Democracy (ANHAD); The National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights; Nidhip Graphics
Technique: offset
Date Made: Circa 2002
Place Made: India
Measurements: 55.7 cm x 43.3 cm; 21 15/16 in x 17 1/16 in
Main Subject: Police Brutality
Materials: glossy paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

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Hidden Apartheid State Violence 13.5% of the victims of atrocity are criminally pressured not to lodge complaint with the police 15.75% of complaints supposedly recorded by police do not appear in official records. 240% underreporting of crime against Dalits by police, and failure to file FIR (Fist Information Report). Police desire that SC/ST (POA) Act should be repealed because Dalits, they assume, misuse the Act. in 36% of cases the relevant provisions of the POA Act are not applied (i.e. a lesser charge is applied) 39% of police at the level of deputy superintendent of police and 12% at the level of police inspectors or sub-inspectors are ignorant about the various provisions of the POA Act. (Macwan, Martin, (i) "Caste system: A Conspiracy against the Poor, The Dalit Questions of India 1998, Freedom from Oppression still Far Away", Navsarjan Trust, 1998; (ii) "Dalits: Realities", Navsarjan Trust papers.) State-wise incidence of Crimes against Dalits in 1996 States Incidence if total cognisable crimes % contribution to all-India total Uttar Pradesh 10963 34.9 Rajasthan 6623 21.1 Madhya Pradesh 4075 13.0 Tamilnadu 1812 5.8 Gujarat 1764 5.6 Andgra Pradesh 1629 5.2 Maharashtra 1352 4.3 Karnataka 1089 3.5 Bihar 810 2.6 Keala 640 2.0 Orissa 486 1.5 * This list contains States having incidence only above 100 Source:National SC:ST Comisison report, 1996-97 & 1997-98, pg. 309 Note: This list contains only reported crimes Five innocent Dalits were lynched to death allegedly by the police in connivance with local VHP activist on 15th October 2002 at Dulina Police Post, Jhajjar in Haryana. Bullet shot in stomach-Bhupen Khakkar 2000 Act Now for Harmony and Democracy dalits, a people, a culture, a history NCDHR Printed by: Nidhip Graphics, M: 94260 16031 E-mail: [email protected]

Acquisition Number: 2005-190

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