, August 17 - It had been one long fight for thousands of villagers from Mehal Kalan
and surrounding villages, punctuated by dharnas, gheraos, tackling false cases, and dealing with the court case against those who had raped and killed Kiranjit Kaur
, 17-year-old daughter of a school teacher, four years ago, And today was the day of reckoning, as a group of them sat, listening to the judgment.
A list of 28 criminal cases registered against the culprits over the year, once complied by activists, is a document that is found in many a home in Mehal Kalan
...Mehal Kalan, AUG 13 - The people in this area are agitated over what is being alleged as the politico-police nexus to shield the real culprits involved in the rape and killing of a plus two student of this village on July 29 last.
...Mehal Kalan (Sangrur), Aug 20 :- Apart from giving a call for social boycott of the three families of culprits involved in the gang-rape and murder of 10 plus two student, Kiranjit Kaur action committee today unanimously resolved to continue its fight till the accused were hanged.
...Mehal Kalan (Sangrur) Sept 19 :- Mr Balbir Singh Ghunas, MLA of this constituency, was forced to flee amid acrimonious scenes when members of the Kiranjit Kaur Agwa/Kattal Kand Action Committee and villagers raised slogans like "Ghunas murdabad" and "Ghunas go back" in the presence of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal who had come here to condole the family members of Kiranjit Kaur, a ten plus two student who was allegedly gangraped and murdered here on July 29.