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Deep Mukherjee

Deep is correspondent in Rajasthan and looks after crime. He has a penchant for doing human interest stories and reports on development journalism

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Rajasthani mother of two beats slipped disc to conquer Mount Everest

The 38-year-old mother of two from Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu climbed the world’s highest peak on Monday, after overcoming a debilitating slipped disc to achieve a feat only a handful of diehard climbers have pulled off.

The 38-year-old mother of two from Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu climbed the world’s highest peak on Monday, after overcoming a debilitating slipped disc to achieve a feat only a handful of diehard climbers have pulled off.(Handout)
Updated on May 24, 2017 07:39 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Alwar lynching: Pehlu Khan’s cows find shelter in his ‘assailants’ gaushala

Khan, the 55-year-old dairy farmer from Nuh in Haryana died in a hospital in Alwar, on April 3, two days after a mob of self-styled cow protection vigilantes attacked him and four others when they were transporting cattle procured from a weekly market in Jaipur to their village.

The cows of Pehlu Khan at Shri Rath Sarvajanik Gaushala at Dahmi village in Alwar. The bovines are kept separately from the other cows in the facility.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 19, 2017 06:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Alwar | By

Rajasthan Dalit student accuses principal of harassment in suicide note

“I told ma’am she is harassing me and I would die … She said my death won’t make any difference to her. Now, I just want to die,” Ravindra had written in his suicide note.

“I will ruin you, she said to me,” Ravindra, the 22-year-old student, wrote in his suicide note.(Shutterstock image)
Updated on May 16, 2017 01:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By, Jaipur

All-women Churu police team reins in Romeos

Till a few days ago, youngsters loitering around girls’ schools and colleges was a common sight in Churu district of Rajasthan.

The police initiative was started after a number of women and girls complained of harassment.(HT File Photo.)
Updated on May 14, 2017 08:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Meat seized from Jaipur hotel after vigilante attack not beef: Forensic lab

On March 19, more than 100 cow vigilantes surrounded the Rabbani hotel in Jaipur and protested, alleging that the establishment sold beef, which is banned in Rajasthan.

Hotel Hayat Rabbani was sealed by authorities after members of social organisations protested against the alleged sale of beef.(Himanshu Vyas/ HT photo)
Updated on May 10, 2017 10:53 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

Jaipur civic body yet to unseal hotel Rabbani after court order, forensic clean chit

The Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) is yet to follow a court order that asked the civic body to open hotel Hayat Rabbani that was sealed after a siege by gaurakshaks over rumours of beef being served by it. Forensic tests of the meat samples taken from the hotel have revealed that they were not beef

Hotel Hayat Rabbani in Jaipur that was sealed after a siege by gaurakshaks over rumours of beef being served.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 09, 2017 08:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Dalit wedding procession in Rajasthan attacked, second within a week

A Dalit groom has been attacked in Udaipur allegedly by upper caste people for taking out his wedding procession with pomp and celebrations, the second such incident in the state within a week.

Upper caste people often oppose Dalits riding mares during marriage processions and celebration.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 06, 2017 08:18 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

After love marriage, woman and her family ostracized in village, face threats

The village elders have asked the couple to pay ₹5 lakh fine.

The couple has been living in fear for last one year.(AFP)
Updated on May 04, 2017 07:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

How professors and coaching centres colluded in Rajasthan’s question paper leak scam

The scam, which could very well be termed as the Vyapam moment of the desert state, was busted by the Special Operations Group (SOG) of the Rajasthan police on April 17

Toll date, 19 people have been arrested in connection with the scam.(HT FILE)
Updated on May 01, 2017 09:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDeep Mukherjee & Salik Ahmad

Dalit groom allegedly attacked with beer bottles for riding a mare

Dalits have come under attack for riding a mare during marriage processions as the custom is considered a privilege of the higher classes.

Dalits have come under attack for riding a mare during marriage processions as the custom is considered a privilege of the higher classes.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Published on Apr 28, 2017 01:44 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By, Jaipur

Alwar lynching: Pehlu Khan, killed by cow vigilantes, was no cattle smuggler

The 55-year-old Pehlu Khan was waylaid by a mob in Alwar on April 1 when he was transporting cows for his small dairy farm, beaten up mercilessly, and he died of his wounds two days later.

HT Image(PTI File)
Updated on Jul 19, 2017 06:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | BySachin Saini and Deep Mukherjee

Threatened for claiming Maharana Pratap was a Bhil: Rajasthan Dalit writer

Kusum Meghwal told Hindustan Times she has been getting phone calls for the past 1 week from unknown people who abuse her and use profanities.

Rajput warrior king Maharana Pratap belonged to the Bhil community and was only elevated as the Rana of Mewar later, writes acclaimed Dalit writer Kusum Meghwal in Rajasthan(Shutterstock)
Updated on May 09, 2017 06:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

Police officials turn ‘baraatis’ as Dalit groom rides mare

Over 50 police personnel stood guard during the wedding.

It all started when Regar decided to break an age-old caste-based tradition and ride a mare.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 23, 2017 10:42 PM IST
Jaipur, Hindustan Times | By

Alwar lynching: Sadhvi Kamal equates cow vigilantes to Bhagat Singh, calls them ‘future heroes’

Cow vigilantes accused of lynching a Muslim dairy farmer in Rajasthan’s Alwar this month are equal to freedom fighters such as Bhagat Singh or Chandrasekhar Azad, controversial Hindu leader Sadhvi Kamal has said.

Sadhvi Kamal equated cow vigilantes to freedom fighters.(Himanchu Vyas/HT File Photo)
Updated on May 22, 2017 02:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

Alwar lynching: Pamphlets claim accused are social workers who help police

Pamphlets being distributed in Alwar claim Pehlu Khan was a cow smuggler and the accused were being framed as they were not on the spot but with police at the time of the attack.

A sit-in demanding justice for dairy farmer Pehlu Khan who was killed allegedly by cow vigilantes.(HT file photo)
Updated on Apr 30, 2017 08:23 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

Couple paraded naked in Rajasthan village, video goes viral

A couple was thrashed and then paraded naked in a village in Banswara district of Rajasthan after a khap-like diktat was issued. A video of the act was later circulated on social media which went viral.

A khap-like diktat was issued by the villagers.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 19, 2017 09:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Alwar lynching: His truck confiscated, driver struggles to make a living

Arjun Kumar Yadav was driving the truck which was attacked by alleged cow vigilantes, killing dairy farmer Pehlu Khan.

Arjun Kumar Yadav was driving the truck in which Pehlu Khan, who was attacked by alleged cow vigilantes and died, was transporting his cows to Haryana.(HT photo)
Updated on Apr 17, 2017 06:09 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

Grief and intimidation: A day in a Dalit family’s life in Rajasthan on Ambedkar Jayanti

The bodies of the girls, both first-year students in a college in Neem Ka Thana area of Sikar, were discovered on a railway track approximately two kilometres from their house on April 5. They committed suicide on the day they were allegedly assaulted.

The father and brother of the girls who committed suicide on the day they were allegedly assaulted at their village in Sikar district, Rajasthan.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 14, 2017 08:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Sikar | By

After Alwar lynching, cattle transporters live in fear of gau rakshaks and cops

HT follows a cattle transport vehicle from Nasirabad market in Rajasthan’s Ajmer district to Dasna in Uttar Pradesh as the death of Haryana dairy farmer Pehlu Khan, who was assaulted by gau rakshaks in Alwar, weighs heavy on the minds of transporters.

The death of Haryana dairy farmer who was assaulted by gau rakshaks, weighs heavy on the minds of cattle transporters, even if their cargo are buffaloes.
Updated on Apr 14, 2017 12:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ajmer/Jaipur | ByGulam Jeelani and Deep Mukherjee

243 juveniles escaped from govt-run homes in last 3 years, 43 absconding

Frequent escapes by juvenile delinquents from government-run correctional centres in the state have raised question marks over the security of such facilities

Jaipur district has recorded the highest number of escapes in Rajasthan. In three years, 51 juvenile delinquents have escaped from the government-run correctional centre with eight such teenagers absconding.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 11, 2017 07:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

In Rajasthan, 56 cases of molestation by schoolteachers in last 3 yrs

In the last three years, 56 cases of sexual violence against girls by teachers in schools have been registered in the state, data from the Rajasthan home department has revealed.

In February, the Jaipur police arrested paedophile teacher Rameez who had confessed to molesting several children and filming the act.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 09, 2017 07:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Warm Ajmer welcomes Pakistani pilgrims to Urs under tight security watch

This year 402 pilgrims from Pakistan have come to Ajmer for the 805th death anniversary of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti

Ali Khan, a 60-year-old resident of Islamabad, talks to Rao Anwar, an official of the Pakistani High Commission, at the Sufi shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 08, 2017 08:13 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ajmer | ByDeep Mukherjee & Salik Ahmad

Cops accused of taking Alwar victim out of ICU, detaining him without treatment

Azmat Khan was admitted to the intensive care unit of a private hospital after losing consciousness in a vicious attack by gau rakshaks on the Alwar highway earlier this week.

Volunteers of the Gau Raksha Dal (cow protection squad) prepare to inspect trucks on a highway in Taranagar, Rajasthan.(AFP File)
Updated on Apr 07, 2017 07:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Nuh (Haryana) | By

Fear, anger grip a village of Muslim ‘gau sevaks’

Pehlu Khan’s death has angered residents who feel that a dairy farmer, a man from a village of cow lovers was wrongly targeted and accused of smuggling cows for slaughter.

Don’t Muslims drink milk from cows or look after them? ask dairy farmers in Jaisinghpur, a hamlet in Haryana’s Mewat district.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 07, 2017 03:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mewat | By, Mewat

Before we could say anything, we were attacked: Survivor on assault by Alwar cow protection group

The attack took place when they were returning from Jaipur after obtaining a permit from the municipal corporation. Transportation of cattle is banned in Rajasthan without official permission.

Volunteers of the Gau Raksha Dal (cow protection squad) prepare to inspect trucks on a highway in Taranagar, Rajasthan.(File Photo)
Updated on Apr 30, 2017 08:23 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Alwar/Nuh | By

He called me a ‘slut and bitch’: Café Coffee Day employee who slapped customer

A law student faces arrest after a complaint from a Café Coffee Day employee that he called her a slut and a bitch. But she didn’t mention that she slapped him, a video of which is available on social media.

A video of the CCD employee slapping a customer was posted on social media. However, the employee claims she was abused.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Mar 30, 2017 09:17 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

Smuggling, lack of profit in breeding behind dip in camel population

Police data reveals that in the last three years, 76 cases of camel smuggling have been registered in Rajasthan wherein 939 animals were transported outside for slaughter

The camel population in Rajasthan, according to the research done by Lokhit Pashupalak Sangsthan, is now around 2.5 lakh. In 2012, the state had 3.25 lakh camels.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 27, 2017 08:44 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Tales of despair and exploitation resonate at public hearing on silicosis

Public hearing unveils how difficult it is for those suffering from silicosis to get compensation.

Women who lost their husband to silicosis at a public hearing organised at the Rajasthan Mining Department on Monday.(Prabhakar Sharma/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 27, 2017 08:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Meet Sadhvi Kamal, 39-year-old gau rakshak inspired by Mother Teresa’s social work

Sadhvi Kamal, the 37-year-old head of the Rashtriya Mahila Gau Raksha Dal, is the new face of cow protection in India after forcing the closure of a hotel in Jaipur for allegedly serving beef

Sadhvi Kamal, the head of the Rashtriya Mahila Gau Raksha Dal, says she has saved hundreds of cows from being taken to slaughter houses.(Himanshu Vyas\ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 11, 2017 01:12 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By

Ek Tha Gangster: Wanted Rajasthan criminal working on biopic as cops hunt him

Rajasthan police have been doggedly pursuing Vishram Choudhary, a dreaded criminal, for close to a year now but with little success. In the meantime, Choudhury seems to be occupied with the making of his biopic.

A poster of Ek Tha Gangster, the biopic of wanted criminal Vishram Choudhury who has managed to evade arrest for close to a year now.
Published on Mar 23, 2017 07:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By
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