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    Anurag Kashyap Summoned by Mumbai Police Over Rape Allegation

    Mumbai: Mumbai Police have issued summons to filmmaker Anurag Kashyap in connection with a rape case filed against him by actor Payal Ghosh, an official said on Wednesday. Kashyap has been asked to appear before the Versova police here on Thursday for further probe into the case registered against him nine days back, the official said. The Versova police registered an FIR against...

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    'Unexpected Schedule Rejection', Lufthansa Cancels All India-Germany Flights till October 20

    New Delhi: Lufthansa said Tuesday that it will have to cancel all 'planned flights' between India and Germany from September 30, 2020, to October 20, 2020, because of an 'unexpected rejection' of its flight schedule by the Indian authorities. The German carrier said it had applied for continuation of the special flights it was allowed to operate until...

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    Bhim Army Chief, Delhi Unit Head 'Detained' on Way to Hathras With Victim's Family

    Noida/Aligarh: Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Aazad and its Delhi unit head, Himanshu Balmiki, have been detained by the Uttar Pradesh police while they were on their way to Hathras, accompanying the family of a 19-year-old Dalit gangrape victim, Azad's associates alleged on Wednesday. Senior Aligarh police officials denied knowledge about the matter. According...

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    Israelis Protest Bill To Stifle Protests During Coronavirus Lockdown

    Jerusalem: Hundreds of Israelis demonstrated outside parliament on Tuesday against a government-backed bill likely to stifle protests near Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's home during the current coronavirus lockdown. The proposed law, which the government said was aimed at curbing COVID-19 infections, bans Israelis from holding street demonstrations more than one kilometre...

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    Where Does Press Freedom End and Trial by Media Begin?

    Freedom of speech includes press freedom, as the Supreme Court held in the Express Newspapers case as far back as in 1958. Though the Indian constitution does not recognise freedom of the press as unambiguously as the US constitution, the Supreme Court has read an important status to it, not the least as reflecting the citizens' right to know. Pre-censorship of the written medium is...

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    Opposition Says Hathras Rape Is Proof of Exploitative Caste Hierarchy Under Adityanath's Rule

    New Delhi: A day after opposition parties expressed outrage at the death of the 19-year-old Dalit woman after four men raped her in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the state's chief minister Adityanath, and asked for the 'strictest' punishment to the accused. The woman had suffered multiple fractures and her tongue had...

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    Rape Nation': Meena Kandasamy Poem on the Hathras Case

    Trigger warning: Descriptions of violence, rape In Hathras, cops barricade a raped woman's home, hijack her corpse, set it afire on a murderous night, deaf to her mother's howling pain. In a land where Dalits cannot rule, they cannot rage, or even mourn. This has happened before, this will happen again. What does that fire remember? The screams of satis dragged to their husband's pyres and...

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    Reporting Crimes on Women: What Are the Laws and Why Are They Broken Every Time

    New Delhi: Amid real life protests and social media outrage for the Dalit woman who succumbed to her injuries after she was brutally gangraped and injured in Hathras, a picture of a young woman went viral. Many social media users, some with several thousands of followers, tweeted it with outpourings of anger and condolence. However, a fact check by India Today...

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    Rajasthan HC Dismisses State Govt's Plea To Extend Time Limit for Holding Polls to Six Civic Bodies

    Jaipur: The Rajasthan high court has dismissed the state government's application to extend the time limit for holding elections for six newly created municipal corporations in the state. A division bench of Chief Justice Indrajit Mahanty and Justice Prakash Gupta on Tuesday dismissed the application to defer the election from October 31, 2020,...

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    NSS Report Confirms Women Shoulder Unpaid Household Work, Care Giving Duties

    New Delhi: A first-of-its-kind survey by the Ministry of Statistics has supported the assertion that women shoulder most of the unpaid domestic services for members of the household and are the primary care-givers for dependent family members. According to the Indian Express , for the survey, which was conducted between January and December 2019, 1.39 lakh households...

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