This is from Telangana People’s Struggle and its Lessons by P Sundarayya(Page 340-341):-

Raping of women and women’s fight against it

During the Nizam days, in 1946-47, the Nizam police and levy officials raided the villages of Akunur and Machireddipalli in Janagaon taluka. They brutally raped a dozen or more women. This incident was taken up even by Congress leaders as a major issue, as an insult to the honour of womenfolk, as a disgrace to national honour. Padmaja Naidu was in the forefront of that agitation and a huge wave of anger swept the whole country.

Similarly, early in 1943, in Madhya Pradesh, the police of the then British Government committed rape in the villages of Ashti and Chimur, in Sirvoncha taluka. There was a countrywide outburst of anger and agitation. Professer Bhansali (?) went on fast till on enquiry was ordered, after suspending the officials concerned.

But what the Indian army and special armed personnel that were sent to Telangana had done there in this respect, was nothing less than what we read of what a foreign army of occupation does in on occupied country. But the whole Indian press controlled by the Congress Government and all those “great” defenders of women’s honour did not raise even a feeble word against this monstrous crime that had become the pastime of the Congress police and army during all those three years.

Of the widespread character of rape and atrocities the women in Telangana had to undergo during that time, one can get just a glimpse, from even the few reports that reached our underground headquarters, and from which I give below a brief summary. I am also giving but a glimpse of the heroic resistance and the fight put up by women against this barbarity.

Fifty women in Munagala pargana and another 25 women in other talukas in Andhra areas, 21 in Neelayagudem (Huzurnagar Miryalagudem), 15 women in Balapala (Manukota), 70 women in Seemalapadu, Illendu taluka, 80 women in Narmeta and Nanganur of Janagaon taluka, were raped. In Khanapuram ( Pindiprolu ) centre, the wife of the local organiser Comrade Imam was simply carried away by the military brutes. Similarly, in Nagaram (Suryapet taluka), a woman pointed out by the Congress agents, was carried away in a lorry, raped to death and thrown out on the road.

In Ragipadu (Suryapet taluka), a woman who had delivered only three days before, was raped. In Narigudem (Bhuvanagiri taluka) a woman who had delivered a day before, was raped. In Tenugunta, a woman in advanced pregnancy was raped. In Yenapadu, of Bhuvanagiri taluka, and in Pushpapur of Khammam taluka, even girls of 10 years were raped.

Reports of women being raped by 5-10 military policemen at a time were innumerable. As for as our underground centres could get the information even during those days of terror, more than 100 women died of brutal rapings. In the first year itself, our reports showed more than a thousand women being raped. It will be no exaggeration to say that in all these three years of the police and military terror regime of Congress rule, a few thousand women were raped and in every centre or village, where these police and military camps were established, mass rapings and forced prostitution were a common feature.

Was this fair act of “Democratic” Nehru and “Iron Man” Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel?

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