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To everyone who has turned up in my support:

My training hasn't taught me to be weak. I just did not expect that my SP city Ganesh Saha Sir would outrightly reject the irrational argument and talk about my injury. Before sir came, I was the seniormost officer in police there but when sir came and stood by the force, I got emotional .

Media has taken this stand because everyone of them saw both the incidents and this shows the positivity of media in Gorakhpur. I am thankful to them to have shown the truth with least manipulation .

I believe that good gets good and that's why I have got the support of the media .

Please stay calm! I am fine and slightly hurt. Nothing to be agitated or worried about .


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This is the Facebook Post of Police Officer Charu Nigam who was yelled at by BJP veteran Radha Mohan Das Agarwal, while she was tackling a protest by women who wanted a ban on liquor shops in Gorakhpur that is the home turf of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Agarwal shouted, “"Main aapse baat nahin kar raha hoon... mujhe tum kuch na batao. Chup raho tum! Bardasht ke bahar mat jao (I am not speaking to you. Don't tell me anything. You keep quiet. Don't cross your limits)". The abuse stopped when the SP city arrived at the spot, and as the video below shows took over.

Nigam in her post said, “my training hasnt taught me to be weak”. And again, “I believe that good gets good.” Within hours the FB post had narly 7000 likes, still growing, and over a 1000 shares with the comments largely in support.

Just a day earlier, another woman police officer Varsha Dongre, this time in Chhatisgarh was suspended for a Facebook Post where she wrote, ““I have seen the torture. The tribal girls were given electric shocks on their breasts and wrists. I have seen the marks and I was horrified. Why are such small tribal girls being subjected to third-degree torture? Our constitution and law system do not allow such inhuman torture. It’s time for us to introspect and the truth will come out. The people getting killed on both sides (during the Maoists-Security forces conflict in Bastar) are Indians. The capitalistic system is being forced into Bastar, villages are being burnt, tribal women are being raped. Is it really being done to end the Maoism?”


Dongre through this post confirmed what has been written about by several journalists in Bastar, and spoken of by activists working in the area. She deleted the post shortly after as it went viral across the social media. However, the BJP government in the state has suspended her, for “the violation of service rules.” However, despite this the post coming from a police officer posted before her suspension at the Raipur Central jail focuses the spotlights on the rape and torture of tribal girls, and as Dongre said, teenage girls as well.

Instead of even acknowledging this and instituting an enquiry into the issues raised by the police officer with a good track record, the state government has suspended her. Dongre’s track record in service has been without a blemish, and she has spoken of applying the Fifth Schedule of the Indian Constitution to the tribal areas of Chhatisgarh. Former Border Security Force chief EN Rammohan who headed the probe into the Dantewada massacre of 74 CRPF men reiterated the same in a recent interview to The Citizen, insisting the Fifth Schedule was a must.