Dalit women paraded naked in UP

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Lucknow: In a shocking incident of cast discrimination in Uttar Pradesh, five Dalit women were paraded naked and caned by 15 OBC villagers after a girl from their community eloped with a Dalit boy.

The incident occurred in Shahjahanpur district’s Hareva area. The women were paraded naked on a highway for about four hours before other villagers intervened. Four people have been arrested including the father of the girl. Fifteen people have been booked in the incident. The state DGP has ordered an inquiry into the case.

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