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Sampat Pal Devi

Sampat Pal Devi is known as the Founder of ‘Gulabi Gang’ an organization which works for the welfare of women. She became popular by participating in Colors Chanel’s Reality show ‘Bigg boss season 6’. She has been a victim to child marriage since she got married at the age of 14. At the age of 16 she raised her voice against domestic violence by supporting her neighbor to protest against her physically abusing husband.

She started the Gulabi Gang with a group of women from her village to fight various forms of social injustice. This developed into an organized women’s movement with tens of thousands of members spread over several districts in Uttar Pradesh. The members wear Gulabi (pink) saris and arm themselves with bamboo sticks, which they use whenever they come up against violent resistance.