India

Muslim man dies in police custody in Gujarat, family alleges torture, demands probe

New Delhi, September 17 (KMS): The 32 year old Muslim youth, Qasim Abdullah Hayat, who was arrested on charges of transporting beef, was found dead inside the Godhra B Division police station lock-up in the Indian state of Gujarat,. The family of Qasim has said that he was tortured at …

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2 of 12 top caste-based sexual violence cases from ‘model’ Gujarat: NGO report

New Delhi, September 17 (KMS): The National Council of Women Leaders (NCWL), a civil rights group in India, has compiled what it has called landmark cases of caste-based sexual violence” between 1985 and 2020 to mark the first anniversary of the notorious Hathras gangrape case, which led to the death …

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Kannur varsity to withdraw RSS ideologues’ in MA syllabus

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala, India), September 17 (KMS): After making headlines for the past few days, Kannur University vice-chancellor, Gopinath Ravindran has said that the books of prominent RSS ideologues in the curriculum of the newly started Master’s course in Public Administration at Kannur University in the Indian state of Kerala will …

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Muslim woman assaulted inside police station in Delhi

New Delhi, September 17 (KMS): A 37-year-old Hamida, a resident of Northeast Delhi, has alleged that she was brutally beaten up by Girish Jain, the Station House Officer (SHO) of Dayalpur police station while in custody. Hamida and her husband Mumtaz who are partially disabled own a house in Nehru …

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Delhi borders sealed ahead of farmers’ protest march today

New Delhi, Sept 17 (KMS): Ahead of the protest march which was announced by Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on completion of one year of enactment of the three farms laws, the party said that Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib is being cordoned off and Delhi borders are being sealed. “Looking at …

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Anti-Dalit atrocities increase 9.4pc despite pandemic, Uttar Pradesh tops the list: Report

New Delhi, September 17 (KMS): Data on crime against Dalits and Adivasis in the Crime in India 2020 report draws a distinct pattern of similarity between rural and urban spaces. Published by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), they capture some anomalies and interesting trends. The report also shows that …

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ED raids HR activist Harsh Mander’s home, office in Delhi

New Delhi, September 16 (KMS): The sleuths of India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday conducted a raid on the office and home of prominent human rights activist and former officer of Indian Administrative Service, Harsh Mander, in New Delhi. According to Kashmir Media Service, the raid came hours after Mander …

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Sex crimes against kids in India up last year

New Delhi, Sept 16 (KMS): As many as 1.28 lakh cases of crime against children were registered in 2020, according to the ‘Crime in India 2020’ report published by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). Though the number of incidents reflects a 13.5% decline from over 1.48 lakh cases in …

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Kin of raped, killed Dalit girl stage protest, demand justice

New Delhi, Sept 16 (KMS): The family of the 13-year-old Dalit girl, who was raped and killed in Gurgaon, New Delhi by a relative of their landlord, protested outside their house in Outer Delhi demanding the arrest of the landlord and his wife who they alleged are also involved in …

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Four Indian states record highest number of UAPA, sedition cases in 2020

New Delhi, September 16 (KMS): Indian states of Manipur, Jharkhand, Assam and Uttar Pradesh recorded the highest number of cases under draconian laws, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and sedition charges, last year. According to Kashmir Media Service, Narendra Modi-led fascist government intensified the use of UAPA and sedition laws since …

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