The Gulabi Gang

150_gulabiA gang of Indian women are taking on corrupt officials and men who beat their wives. They dress in pink and wield axes to fight for the poor and downtrodden.
The several hundred vigilante women of India's northern Uttar Pradesh state's Banda area proudly call themselves the "gulabi gang" (pink gang), striking fear in the hearts of wrongdoers and earning the grudging respect of officials.

The pink women of Banda shun political parties and NGOs because, in the words of their feisty leader, Sampat Pal Devi, "they are always looking for kickbacks when they offer to fund us".

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