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Sandeshkhali: NCSC submits report to President, recommends PR in WB

NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 16: NCSC chief Arun Halder on Friday said the Commission has recommended the imposition of President's Rule in West Bengal in its report submitted to President Droupadi Murmu on alleged harassment of women by TMC supporters in Sandeshkhali. A delegation of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) had visited Sandeshkhali on Thursday after a large number of women claimed that TMC leader Shajahan Sheikh and his supporters captured swathes of land by force and also sexually harassed them. Speaking to reporters after submitting the report to...
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Bihar: Grandchildren of cook who refused to poison Gandhi await land promised by President

PATNA, AUGUST 15: Grandchildren of Batak Mian, a cook who defied the orders of a British officer to poison Mahatma Gandhi during Champaran Satyagraha in 1917, still await the entire land promised later by independent India's first President Rajendra Prasad in 1952. Mian, who had to endure brutal torture and eviction from his land at the hands of the British for his patriotic act, died in 1957. According to popular accounts of the 1917 event, the incident took place when Mahatma Gandhi visited Motihari, the then headquarters of undivided Champaran...
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