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Category: India
Last updated: Apr 21 2018 17:41 IST RSS 2.0
 
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US watchdog slams both police & terrorists for human rights abuse in India 21.4.2018 Latest News
The report cited, "violence and discrimination based on religious affiliation, sexual orientation, and caste or tribe"
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3 forest guards detained for rape bid 21.4.2018 General News
Three forest guards were today detained for allegedly attempting to rape a tribal woman while she was sleeping at a tree-top shelter in Balasore district. Police today said the incident took place at Tenda village under Nilagiri police station area inside Kuldiha Sanctuary yesterday night. The 32-year-old woman in her FIR said she and her 3-year-old daughter were sleeping on the tree-top shelter near her farm land in the village to protect Rabi crop from wild animals. She alleged that she woke up at night to find two forest guards trying to disrobe her with one of them holding her hands and mouth and she fainted. When she regained consciousness, the FIR said, she found two more forest guards below the tree-top shelter and raised an alarm. Hearing her cry, her relatives rushed in captured three forest guards and one managed to flee. Hearing her cry, her relatives rushed in captured three forest guards and one managed to flee, police said adding that the three were ...
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A child is a child, there is no Hindu or Muslim in that: Kathua rape victim’s father on Centre's nod to amend POCSO Act 21.4.2018 Zee News : States
The father of Kathua rape and murder victim has expressed hope that his child will now get justice after the Union Cabinet gave its nod to amend the POSCO Act.
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'Apologise Unconditionally': Ali Zafar Told By Another Pakistani Singer 21.4.2018 NDTV News - Latest
"Still waiting for you to respond Ali Zafar," tweeted Momina Mustehsan
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Asaram Case Verdict: Security Stepped Up Around Victim's House 21.4.2018 NDTV News - Latest
With a special SC/ST court in Jodhpur all set to pronounce its verdict in a 2012 rape case against self-styled godman Asaram, the district administration here has stepped up security around the house...
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Weinstein still trying to get his emails to battle sexual assault claims 21.4.2018 General News
Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has asked a bankruptcy judge to order the Weinstein Co to turn over his emails and personal files, which he claims will help discredit sexual assault allegations against him. Weinstein is under criminal investigation in Los Angeles, New York, and London. He is also facing numerous lawsuits from former employees and actors who accuse him of harassment and sexual assault. Weinstein has been disputing this issue with the company since October, when he filed suit in Delaware. The company has continued to refuse access to the material, reported Variety. According to Weinstein, the company, which fired him on October 8, is intentionally preventing him from defending himself. He also argues that this is counter to the interests of the company and its creditors, as it exposes the Weinstein Co estate to increased civil liability. "To put it bluntly, TWC, and its counsel, may be knowingly withholding e-mails that may exonerate Mr Weinstein and, ...
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Asaram verdict: Security stepped up around victim's house 21.4.2018 General News
With a special SC/ST court in Jodhpur all set to pronounce its verdit in a 2012 rape case against self-styled godman Asaram, the district administration here has stepped up security around the house of the victim. "The security of the victim's family is continuously being monitored...Five policemen have been deployed at the house and a strict vigil is being maintained on all the visitors," SP (City) Dinesh Tripathi told PTI today. "I am personally reviewing the security as the court judgement likely to come soon and officials are in touch with the family," the Superintendent of Police (SP) said. The father of the victim said that he had complete faith in the judiciary and was confident that justice would be done. Earlier this month, Judge Madhu Sudan Sharma of the Jodhpur court heard the final arguments from the prosecution and defence counsels for five months and reserved the order for April 25. The teenaged girl had accused Asaram of sexual assault at his ashram in Manai ...
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Cabinet approves ordinance to award death penalty to those convicted of raping children up to 12 years of age 21.4.2018 Zee News : India National
In case of rape of a girl aged under 16 years, the minimum punishment to be awarded has been increased from 10 years to 20 years, which is extendable to life imprisonment. 
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Youth beaten to death by villagers in a land dispute 21.4.2018 General News
" 23-year-old man was beaten to death allegedly by a group of villagers over a land dispute at Thakur Tola in West Champaran district, the police said today. About 12 people surrounded Manjit Thakur while he was returning home from Lauriya bazar, near Bhaktahan bridge in the village, and beat him up with iron rod before fleeing from the spot last night, they said. The deceased was professionally a driver and a resident of the same village. Some of the villagers informed the family members about Manjit's critical condition who was referred to the MJK Hospital at Bettiah. Manjit died on way to the hospital. There was a dispute between the family of Thakur and that of the accused over a piece of land measuring five cottah, they said.
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Why are many celebs shy of speaking up on issues like child rape? (Column: Bollywood Spotlight) 21.4.2018 Cinema-Showbiz
Barring a few, the Indian film industry has remained largely mute on the spate of savage crimes against women and children in the country.
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Gender barrier: How Tamil Nadu women leaders operate in shadow of violence 21.4.2018 Latest News
Menaka's murder shook panchayat politics and rural governance in Tamil Nadu, especially members of Tamil Nadu Women Panchayat Presidents' Federation
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In India, media outlets critical of government pressured or harassed, claims US report 21.4.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The Trump administration on Saturday claimed that in India, media outlets critical of the government were allegedly pressured or harassed in 2017. "The Constitution (of India) provides for freedom of speech and expression, but it does not explicitly mention freedom of the press. The government (of India) generally respected these rights, although there were instances in which the government allegedly pressured or harassed media outlets critical of the government," US State Department said in its annual Human Rights Report for the year 2017. The Congress mandated annual report of the Department of State chronicles situation of human rights in almost all countries of the world. While the situation of human rights in India, as compared to other countries, is much better, the State Department report chronicles major instances of incidents perceived as an attack on the press freedom in India. This comes at a time when the Trump administration itself is being accused of launching an assault on the freedom of ...
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BJP district president Maganur’s wife attacked 21.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
The Kodekal police have registered a case against two unidentified persons for allegedly attacking Shilpa Maganur, wife of BJP district president Cha
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US human rights report criticises violations in India by both government, terrorists 21.4.2018 General News
The US State Department's human rights report criticises India for violations by police and security forces while at the same time noting the "serious abuses" by separatist insurgents and terrorists.
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Freak accident kills 7 in Ghaziabad 21.4.2018 General News
In a freak accident, a child apparently disengaged the hand-brake of a car leading it to roll down a roadside gorge killing seven persons, including four women and a child, police said.
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Ordinance to award death for raping children up to age of 12 yrs likely today 21.4.2018 Rediff: News
The government has informed the Supreme Court that it is actively considering amending the penal law to introduce death penalty to those convicted of sexually abusing children up to 12 years of age.
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Crime against women, minor getting more publicity now: Hema Malini 21.4.2018 General News
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Hema Malini on Saturday said the number of crimes reported against women and minors might be rising due to the recent publicity it has gathered.Speaking to ANI, the actor-turned-politician said that such crimes might have been common earlier too."Such cases are being given more publicity these days. So, it may have been happening earlier too, but wasn't known. The government will definitely take more precaution and will come out with a solution," she said."Such incidents should not have happened; it is also showing our country in a bad light," she remarked.Recently, cases of rape, harassment and murder of women and minors have been on the rise. In particular, the rape of a girl in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao, and the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua shocked the country.
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Ordinance likely to award death penalty for rapists 21.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
Ordinance likely to award death penalty for rapists
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Indian government allegedly pressured or harassed media outlets critical of them, says US report 21.4.2018 Zee News : India National
The report detailed 54 alleged attacks on journalists, at least three cases of television news channels being banned, 45 internet shutdowns, and 45 sedition cases against individuals and groups.
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7-year-old sexually assaulted in Raipur school 21.4.2018 General News
In yet another case of crime against minors, a seven-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted at Raipur's Campion School.The father of the minor girl told ANI, "It was her first day to the school on Wednesday. She went to the school and we wanted to meet her at the school, but we weren't allowed to do so. While changing her clothes after she returned from school, my wife noticed blood on her private parts and she was not wearing undergarments."When asked if she had reported the matter to the teacher, the minor replied that the teacher was absent on the second day of her school.Meanwhile, the police said that they were investigating the matter and were examining CCTV footages of the school. An FIR was lodged for the same.The president of Child Right Commission, Prabha Dubey, told ANI, "I have spoken to the girl personally. She is saying that a 'bhaiya' had allegedly molested her. We asked the peon of the school about the undergarment, to which she replied that she had thrown away
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