Kerala Journalist Siddique Walks Out Of Lucknow Jail
Kerala Journalist Siddique Kappan walked out of jail, on February 2. As per sources, the Special PMLA Court in Lucknow granted him bail after bond sureties worth Rs 1 lakh each, were submitted at the court. Kappan was released from jail around 9:15 am, Jailor of Lucknow District Jail. Notably, Siddique and three other journalists were arrested for instigating violence in Hathras Rape Case, in 2020.
Tags: Kerala Journalist, Lucknow Jail, Siddique Kappan, Hathras Case, arrested
Courtesy: The Free Press Journal
Journalist Siddique Kappan Granted Interim Bail By SC
Kerala based journalist Siddique Kappan has been granted a five-day interim bail by Supreme Court to visit his infirm mother. The court instructed Kappan to not interact with media except family, close relatives and doctors. Earlier on January 22, a petition allowed the Kappan, to talk to his ailing mother Kadija Kutty via video conference. In 2019, the UP Police arrested Kappan while reporting Hathras case under Unlawful Activities (… read-more
Tags: Siddique Kappan, Kerala, Supreme Court, Interimn bail, Hathras Case
Courtesy: Indian Express
High Court Orders To Drop Links Wrongly Displaying Dead As Hathras Victim
The Facebook, Google and Twitter on January 28 informed the Delhi High Court of blocking all the links which wrongly displayed a deceased woman as Hathras rape victim. However, taking cognizance of the victim’s counsel that all links were not taken back, the court lashed at the online… read-more
Tags: Hathras Case, rape, Social Media, Delhi High Court, Facebook, Twitter, Google
Courtesy: Rediff News
Hathras Case: Apex Assigns Allahabad HC to Track Probe
A bench led by Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde has announced that the CBI probe for Hathras case will be supervised by the Allahabad High Court. It mentioned that transferring the trial to Delhi would be left open until the CBI completes its probe. Moreover, the court believed that CBI will conduct a 'fair trial' in the case. Earlier, a petition had been filed to transfer the case to Delhi for 'fair trial'.
Tags: Hathras Case, Supreme Court, Allahabad High Court, CBI
Courtesy: The Hindu
Suspicions Rise As AMU Denies Service Extension To Doctor Who Denied 'No Rape' In Hathras Case
Dr Azimuddin Malik, who had rejected the UP Police's “no rape” theory in the Hathras rape case was denied an extension in his service at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). Malik, a temporary doctor at AMU claimed that the samples were collected 11 days after the incident and had no evidentiary value. Reportedly, his service ended on October 10. However, AMU authorities have denied any relation between the incidents.
Tags: UP Police, Hathras Case, hathras gangrape, Aligarh Muslim University, JNMCH, Aligarh
Courtesy: New Indian Express
UP: CM Yogi Launches 'Mission Shakti' Campaign For Women's Safety
Aimed at women's safety in the state, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath on October 17 launched the 'Mission Shakti' campaign. While launching the campaign from Balrampur district, the CM said that his government had "zero tolerance" for crime against women. The 180-day-campaign is divided into phases and the first phase will include awareness programs on women's safety. Reportedly, 100 women will be identified as role models to spread the… read-more
Tags: CM Yogi Adityanath, Mission Shakti, Hathras Case, Uttar Pradesh
Courtesy: The New Indian Express
Hathras Rape Accused Writes To Police, Says Victim's Family Killed Her
Sandeep Thakur, the primary accused of the Hathras rape case, wrote to the UP Police that the victim's family has killed the girl. The letter read Sandeep and the victim were friends and her family had problems with it. Reportedly, the letter also mentioned that the victim's mother and brother used to physically torture her as she was in touch with Sandeep. However, the victim's family has called the allegations false.
Tags: Hathras Case, Rape-Accused, UP Police, Uttar Pradesh
Courtesy: NDTV News
UP Police Book Kerala-based Journalist Under UAPA In Hathras
The Uttar Pradesh police on October 7 booked a journalist and three others under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act. Reportedly, all the four people, including the journalist Siddique Kappan from Kerala, were arrested in Hathras. They were alleged of having links with Popular Front of India, which is banned in the state. An FIR has been lodged against them under IPC Sections 124A, 153A and 295A, informed the police.
Tags: UP Police, Journalists, Hathras Case, PFI
Courtesy: Deccan Herald
NCW Serves Notice To Digvijaya Singh, Others For Revealing Hathras Victim's Identity
Former Madhya Pradesh CM, Digvijaya Singh, actress Swara Bhaskar, and BJP IT Cell chief, Amit Malviya have been served notices by the National Commission for Women (NCW) for allegedly revealing the identity of Hathras victim on social media. Under the IPC, a person can be imprisoned for upto 2 years for revealing victim’s identity. The NCW, in the notice has sought an explanation and asked to take down the posts immediately.
Tags: Hathras Case, Digvijaya Singh, Swara Bhasker, Amit Malaviya, NCW
Courtesy: The Indian Express
Editors Guild Of India Condemns UP Government For Restricting Journalists
The Editors Guild of India on October 4 issued a statement that condemned the actions of Uttar Pradesh government for preventing journalists from reporting the Hathras case. It also strongly rebuked the authorities for tapping the phones of journalists and leaking them, which can threaten their lives. Furthermore, it mentioned that the restrictions stopped media persons from doing their jobs,… read-more
Tags: Journalists, Editorss Guild of India, Hathras Case, Uttar Pradesh
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