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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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Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 20 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 20, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72

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