Phoolan Devi (10 August 1963 – 26 July 2001), popularly known as “Bandit Queen” The witness of the dacoit Phoolan Devi, whether you know her or not, let’s tell those who don’t know why she became a dacoit.
Born to a lower caste in Uttar Pradesh in 1963, Phoolan Devi’s life is a story of rebellion against oppression, imperialism, and madras. Phoolan did not know how to read or write, this is her story.
At the age of 11, due to poverty, the father married Pati Lal, 40, in exchange for a cow and a bicycle. He already had two wives. The midwives worked all day and tortured him, and the husband became angry at night. During the day, Sultans beat him and took him out. He fell into the hands of two Thackerays and became a sign of their sexual obsession. I joined the terror of which even the Brahmins were afraid.
Bandit Queen had said in her interview that she first learned to abuse like men for the temporary relief of the fire of revenge burning in her being. Then she learned to ride a horse and wield a rifle.
Baba Mastiq was killed by the police
After Baba Mastiq was killed by the police, Vikram became the leader of the group who was also Phoolan’s lover. After being killed by the anti-Vikram bandits, Phoolan became the leader of the group. And began to be called the queen of robbers.
In 1981, Phoolan Devi dragged 24 Thackerays out of the mansions and opened fire, killing 22 Thackerays.
Numerous books have been written on Phoolan Devi, the most famous being Mala Sen’s book “Bandit Queen” which has been translated into 27 languages and the famous filmmaker Shekhar Kapoor made a film on it under the name “Bandit Queen”. Phulan wrote a book called “my life” written by a French author with the help of an Indian translator, which sold seven million copies worldwide.
Phoolan said that she only returned to the oppressors of the poor who took away the girls of the poor and considered the lower castes as untouchables. Inspired by her struggle, an American writer called her Robin Hood of India.
Phulan Devi harassed the police and government machinery to such an extent that Indira Gandhi gave the authorities the authority to make a deal with her if they could not arrest Phoolan.
Phoolan Devi surrendered to the police in 1983 and remained in jail till 1994. Then in 1994, Bandit Queen became a member of the Lok Sabha. After losing in 1998, she became a Member of Parliament again the following year.
After his release from prison, he was invited by about 80 countries around the world. And 20 countries nominated him for the Nobel Prize. But the Indian government’s Thackeray put his nomination on hold.
Phoolan Devi was Shot Dead
At 1:20 pm on July 25, 2001, Bandit Queen was shot dead by three masked men. As she was getting out of her car in front of her residence. Phoolan Devi was a member of the Indian Parliament at that time. Shamshir Singh Rana was arrested a few days after the murder of Phoolan Devi in Delhi. And according to police, he also confessed to the crime.
Shamshir Singh said
Shamshir Singh said that he had avenged the loss of 22 upper caste people. On the occasion of Valentine’s Day 1981 at the hands of Phoolan Devi.
Phulan Devi had said about the massacre that she avenged the mass abuse at the hands of upper-caste Hindus.
By killing Phoolan Devi, a Member of Parliament who raised her voice against the violation of the rights and dignity of lower caste Hindus and minorities living in India below the poverty line of more than Rs 50 crore. Imperialism silenced the voices against it forever.
Friends, look at the history and see that whenever a woman has fought with society, she has destroyed the cankers of the society. The only condition is that the woman should know her power once and for all.