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Haryana's Rising Haryana's Rising

The Chautala family has for long dominated every aspect of public life in Haryana. This has hindered industrial development and the movement for ensuring justice as seen in the furore over the 'Ruchika' case. In recent years, however, it is the Haryanvi women from all walks of life, who are waging a struggle to ensure gender equality. Their attempts seen in raising educational levels among women and in increasing political activism are all part of their resistance to long-held caste notions that seeks to marginalise women.

Bad news never stops pouring out of Haryana. Lately, Haryana’s power elite has become infamous by almost condoning alleged criminality not outside in the society but in the top echelons of its own administration. The people of Haryana, especially its women are now taking the lead in setting matters right. This is the small story of this small province (containing 2 per cent of India’s population and 1.34 per cent of its total area) that surrounds Delhi on three sides.

Haryana has 2 per cent of India’s population; around two-lakh Haryanvis as peons, police constables, drivers, conductors ensure the mobility and security of Delhi.

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