Murder victim’s kin to get Rs.5 lakh

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The Uttar Pradesh government has been asked by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) asked  to pay Rs.5 lakh to the next of kin of a minor girl strangled to death by a constable last year. According to NHRC, “It is established that a constable attempted to rape the 14-year-old victim, strangulated her and then hanged… Read more »

Special court in Kerala for women, children

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“In Kerala a special court will be set up to ensure speedy trial of sexual exploitation cases” According to the Chief Minister Oomen Chandy. After the Cabinet meeting Chandy said, “We have decided to sanction 18 new posts to set up a new additional and district court at Kochi. It will deal with only cases pertaining to… Read more »

NHRC looks into child-labour deaths in Odisha brick kiln

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A notice has been issued by the Odisha government to The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on the death of two children in a fire at a brick kiln in the state last year, an activist said Wednesday. The NHRC issued notice to the state’s Chief Secretary B.K. Patnaik and directed him to submit a… Read more »

AAP seeks enactment of Sexual Assault Bill

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In Delhi Expressing solidarity with the protest against the gangrape of a girl, Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to sought immediate enactment of the Sexual Assault Bill either by bringing an ordinance or by convening a special session of Parliament. According to the AAP, “The Parliament must immediately enact the Sexual Assault Bill (currently… Read more »

Delhi gangrape: Protests held across the country

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Over the gang-rape of a 23-year-old student all angry protests erupted across India with the national capital being the epicentre of demonstrations outside Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit’s residence, Police Headquarters and at India Gate. BJP’s Delhi unit also staged protests at Jantar Mantar. Water cannons had been used by the Police to disperse the protesters outside Dikshit’s… Read more »

Shehla case: Photographer deposes before CBI court

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A photographer, who had taken the photos at the murder spot of RTI activist Shehla Masood, deposed before the Special CBI court and was cross examined by defence counsels in the case. Photographer S C Sharma, who accompanied the forensic science experts after Shehla was allegedly murdered outside her house in Bhopal on August 16,… Read more »

New constitution sought to check corruption

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On Sunday an apolitical organisation held a debate to seek a new constitution to eradicate corruption. Dev Nandan said that in order to prevent the nation from “further annihilation, a new constitution is necessary”, at the “Jan Samvidhan Sabha” at Jantar Mantar, president of Prism (Prototype Revolutionary Innovative Sankranti Movement) He said. “It should be… Read more »

Mahasweta Devi demands action on women lynchings

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In West Bengal after branding of three women as witches, eminent writer Mahasweta Devi Thursday called upon senior police officers here to do justice and take steps to stop such ‘barbaric incidents’. Mahasweta Devi told that, “It seems we are still living in the dark ages. How can people think of such things when science… Read more »