Case Studies of Gender Based Violence during Bihar Panchayat Elections 2006

Cases of serious physical violence and intimidation against women candidates and their kin began to be reported in the newspapers from all corners of the state as soon as the electoral process was set in motion for the Bihar Panchayat Raj elections of 2006. As an immediate remedial response to the situation a fact-finding committee was set up and named as Panchayat Prahari.

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