The Gulabi gang is a group of Indian women activists. The group first appeared in Bundelkhand, Uttar Pradesh, being founded by Data Satbodh Sain and earlier commanded by Sampat Pal Devi, as a response to widespread domestic abuse and other violence against women.
The group has been reported to have spread and since 2010, is now active across North India. both on the streets as in (local) politics. Now, Sampat Pal ousted from Gulabi Gang. The decision to replace Sampat Pal was taken at a meeting of the Gulabi Gang members held on Sunday at Gaura Baba Dham in Atarra area on the borders of Banda and Chitrakoot.
The meeting was convened by founder and national convener of the group Data Satbodh Sain who accused Sampat of misusing the gang’s reputation and name to serve personal interests. Parvati Soni, a member from Atarra, accused Pal of demanding Rs 5,000 to help confront her in-laws in Maudaha who were subjecting her to severe physical and mental torture.