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Dalit beheaded in India for being 'impure' and using flour mill

05:24 PM | 7 Oct, 2016
Dalit beheaded in India for being 'impure' and using flour mill
An Indian teacher beheaded a 35-year-old Dalit man accused of rendering a flour mill “impure” by using it before the upper caste villagers in Uttarakhand’s Bageshwar district, a senior police officer said .

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The incident occurred on Tuesday evening in Kadaria village of Bageshwar bordering Pithoragarh. The victim Sohan had gone to a flour mill owned by Kundan Kumar Singh to take back his wheat flour, Indian express reported.

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“Sohan Ram was abused for using the flour mill and when he protestedhe was attacked by a sickle,” police superintendent Sukhbir Singh told AFP.

“We have arrested the accused under various sections of the IPC (Indian Penal Code).”

Dalits or “untouchables” are commonly assigned with menial jobs under India’s deeply entrenched social hierarchy.

Concept of 'untouchability' has been outlawed in India but many Hindus still believe that contact with a person of low caste will render them impure.

Dalits form 16.6 per cent of the national population or roughly 200 million but continue to face oppression six decades after India banned caste discrimination.

Hamza Rao is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan. He can be reached at raohamzafree@gmail.com. He tweets at @HamzaRaoxxx

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 13 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 13, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal at 75.9.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
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