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Monday, 01 February 2010
ImageMoga: Reacting to a report published in these columns about a Dalit girl’s death, the Punjab State Commission for Scheduled Castes has asked the district welfare officer to visit the house of the deceased and send a detailed report by Monday. Members of the commission Dalip Singh Pandhi and Parkash Singh Garhdiwal expressed concern over the increasing cases of atrocities on Dalits in the district and the “insensitive” attitude of the administration in probing such cases. Pandhi said the recent incident appeared to be a case of murder and the police should register a criminal case and also impose the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, against the employers of the girl. He said the investigation of this case should be handed over to a police officer not less than the rank of a DSP as per rule 7(1)[10] of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Rules, 1995.

The panel members further said: “We will take up the matter in the commission’s office at Chandigarh on Monday and issue appropriate directions to the district magistrate in this regard to provide justice to the aggrieved family.”

Veerpal Kaur , working as a domestic help in the house of an influential Jat Sikh family at Moga, died under mysterious circumstances yesterday.

(Source: The Tribune, February 1, 2010, http://www.tribuneindia.com/2010/20100201/punjab.htm#10 )
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 02 February 2010 )
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