Dalit woman to get police protection

Staff Correspondent

She has been unable to take possession of five acres granted to her

BIJAPUR: It was relief at last for Puthalavva Madar, a Dalit woman from Jumnal village near here, who had been unable to take possession of the land granted to her family by the Government 25 years ago. Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Mohsin has asked the police to give her protection to cultivate the land.

In a letter to Superintendent of Police Seemanth Kumar Singh, Mr. Mohsin drew his attention to the memorandum given by the woman seeking protection to cultivate five acres and 36 guntas of land in Survey Number 254/2.

She feared a threat from the former owner, Babugouda Ninganagouda Bagali, from whom excess land was acquired under the Land Reforms Act, 1964 and distributed to her family in 1982.

In a statement on Tuesday, Mr. Mohsin said Ms. Madar was the owner of the land.