Mocking the BJP's constant claim that the state benefited because the same party led the governments in UP and at the Centre, he said, “This double-engine government has completely failed. These double engines are colliding with each other.”
In Bulgarhi, where upper castes are in the majority, the victim’s family finds little sympathy. Not even other Dalit families side with them. This is a potent weapon for the accused.
Ostracised in upper caste-majority village and guarded round-the-clock by CRPF, life for family is now a prison
One year after Hathras, father of Dalit woman refuses to immerse ashes in Ganga till accused are ‘hanged’. Living in fear and waiting for justice, family of gangrape-murder victim expresses dismay over 'slow pace' of court proceedings
He had visited his ailing mother in February after the Supreme Court granted him five-day bail.
An extraordinary story unfolds, mostly away from public eyes: a journalist is condemned to seemingly endless prison for merely trying to report news. Even a Supreme Court order goes abegging.
The Supreme Court makes clear that scribe Siddique Kappan will be sent back to Mathura jail after recovery.
A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to seek instructions from the state government on its suggestion and posted the plea of Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ) and Kappan's wife for further hearing at 1 pm.
The direction came on the application moved by a man whose deceased wife's photo was being circulated on various social media platforms wrongly depicting her as the victim of Hathras rape.
The 19-year-old Dalit woman was allegedly raped by four upper-caste men in Hathras on September 14. She died on September 29 at Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital during treatment.
The court also said that it would consider transferring the proceedings out of Hathras for ensuring a free and fair trial in the case.
The Odisha rape victim was just 3-year-old, Banda victim was 8-year-old, Hathras victim was just 19, Bulandshahr girl who was raped and then set on fire was also 12-year-old. The list can go on and on...
Siddique Kappan gets bail on his birthday
Siddique Kappan was arrested in October while he was on his way to Hathras in Uttar Pradesh to report on the alleged gang-rape of a Dalit woman.
Kapil Sibal, appearing for the journalists' body, said that the mother of Kappan was unconscious and was wanting to see her son.
The 19-year-old victim in the Hathras case died at a Delhi hospital after she was allegedly raped by four men from her village on September 14 last year.
'I tell women again and again that they should never go out at odd hours under anyone's influence,' commission member Chandramukhi Devi said
On Sunday, the 50-year-old woman who had gone to a temple was found dead under mysterious circumstances.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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