ⓘ 1980 Bhagalpur blindings. The Bhagalpur blindings refers to a series of incidents in 1979 and 1980 in Bhagalpur in the state of Bihar, India when police blinded ..

                                     

ⓘ 1980 Bhagalpur blindings

The Bhagalpur blindings refers to a series of incidents in 1979 and 1980 in Bhagalpur in the state of Bihar, India when police blinded 31 individuals under trial by pouring acid into their eyes. The incident became infamous as the Bhagalpur blindings. The incident was widely discussed, debated and acutely criticised by several human rights organisations. The Bhagalpur blinding case had made criminal jurisprudence history by becoming the first in which the Indian Supreme Court ordered compensation for violation of basic human rights.

                                     

1. In popular culture

The Bollywood movie Gangaajal is loosely based on this incident.

Amitabh Parashars documentary "The Eyes of Darkness" was inspired by this incident, documenting blindings as they continue even today.

                                     
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  • Tiwari and Daya Shankar Pandey. The film is loosely based on the 1980 Bhagalpur blindings Gangaajal received considerable acclaim and was a success at the
  • a plane crash. Rajiv Gandhi began work for Indian Airlines. The Bhagalpur Blindings were widely publicized by Indian media. The Indian Hockey team won
  • untitled film is a comment on contemporary Bengal politics with the 1980 Bhagalpur blindings as the backdrop. Scheduled to go on floors in end 2010, the film
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  • cities of Bihar such as Magadh Gaya Patliputra, Sitamarhi, Purnea, Bhagalpur Chhapra, Ara acted as a prime places for the development of the state
  • International Peace. Nandy was born in a Bengali Christian family at Bhagalpur Bihar, in 1937. He is the eldest of three sons of Satish Chandra Nandy
  • particularly on their eyes, causing blindness to the victims. A well known such case is the Bhagalpur blindings where police blinded 31 individuals under trial