NCW seeks report on remarks against IAS officer

The National Commission for Women (NCW) has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to probe a complaint against a Samajwadi Party leader accused of making “objectionable comments” against the now suspended IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal. Taking cognizance of a complaint against Uttar Pradesh Agro chairman Narendra Bhatti, NCW chairperson Mamta Sharma urged Chief Secretary Jawed […]

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Activist petitions rights panel against SP leader

A city-based social activist has petitioned the National Commission for Women (NCW) for action against senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Narendra Bhati for using foul language against a suspended IAS officer. Nutan Thakur told IANS that she found Bhati’s comments against suspended Indian Administrative Officer Durga Shakti Nagpal in a videographed speech at a Greater Noida village “very improper and unbecoming […]

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Harvard to hold gender justice and criminal law conference here

Leading law makers, police officials and social activists are meeting here over the weekend in a Harvard University-organised conference to discuss effective legal, educational and social approaches to promote gender equality and curb violence against women. The discussions are part of a two-day conference July 12-13 organised by the US varsity’s Harvard Gender Violence Project […]

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President appeals for awareness on women’s rights

President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday appealed for creation of adequate social awareness on women’s rights and against “barbaric” acts of violence against them. Mukherjee said that women have played and aspire to play a pivotal role in shaping the socio-political and economic development of our country. “Only when our ancient civilisational values of treating women with […]

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SC pulls up NCW’s apathy to Virandawan widows

The Supreme court today pulled up the National Commission for Women and its Uttar Pradesh counterpart for their apathy to the pitiable condition of Virandavan widows and asked the state government to provide adequate food and hygienic living environment for them.  A bench of justices D K Jain and Madan B Lokur directed the two […]

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NCW says women molested in Bhatta-Parsaul, seeks CBI probe

Backing Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi’s claim that women were molested in Uttar Pradesh’s Bhatta-Parsaul village, the National Commission for Women (NCW) Saturday demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the matter. “Our team recently went to Bhatta-Parsaul village where they claimed to have seen the bones of human beings. We have prepared […]

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Bill against honour killing likely in monsoon session: Girija Vyas

The bill against honour killing is likely to be introduced in the monsoon session of parliament in July, outgoing chairperson of the National Commission for Women (NCW) Girija Vyas said Wednesday. ‘I believe the bill will be introduced in the monsoon session. With the GoM (group of ministers) approving it, there is no hitch now,’ […]

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