The Gulabi Gang …. Indian women vigilantes!!

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It Is What It Is

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~~July 1, 2014~~ 

The Gulabi gang (from Hindi गुलाबी gulabī, “pink”) is a group of Indian women vigilantes and activists originally from BundelkhandUttar Pradesh, but reported to be active across North India as of 2010.

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~~History~~

The Gulabi gang was founded by Sampat Pal Devi, a mother of five and former government health worker (as well as a former child bride), as a response to widespread domestic abuse and other violence against womenGulabis visit abusive husbands and threaten to beat them with laathis (sticks) unless they stop abusing their wives.

In 2008, they stormed an electricity office in Banda district and forced officials to turn back on the power they had cut in order to extract bribes. They have also stopped child marriages and protested dowry and female illiteracy.

The group, which the Indian media portray positively, are reported to have an estimated 400,000 members…

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