खबर लहरिया Premium Episode 15: The story of us- 18 years of Khabar Lahariya

Episode 15: The story of us- 18 years of Khabar Lahariya

  A few years ago, a daroga, or excise officer, was investigating a local leader in Mahoba, Uttar Pradesh for bootlegging liquor. The daroga, a Dalit, sanctioned a raid on the upper-caste neta’s home. Khabar Lahariya reporter Suneeta Prajapati, who had her eye on the story, watched as WhatsApp groups lit up in support of the leader, who resorted to casteist slurs to express his anger. Suneeta took some screenshots and wrote a post on Facebook about the abuse at around 10pm that night.    Comments rolled in immediately. ‘I was the only one who had put it on FB and I had garnered a lot of support for the daroga, for the cause,’ Suneeta remembers. ‘Many people lauded my