Bihar IAS Harjot Kaur Apologises For Contraceptive Remark To Girl
Bihar IAS officer and Women & Child Development MD Harjot Kaur apologised for her "you want condoms too" remark to a girl, who asked for sanitary pads at government-schools. On September 29, in apology, Kaur said, "I express regret if my words hurt any girl's sentiments. I didn't intend to humiliate anyone or hurt anyone's sentiments." The apology came after the National Commission for Women took cognizance and demanded reply.
Tags: IAS Harjot Kaur, Public Apology, NCW, GIRL, Controversial Remark
Courtesy: The Free Press Journal
Legal Aid Clinic Inaugurated In Delhi To Fix Women's Grievances
The National Commission for Women (NCW) joined hands with Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DSLSA) to launch a legal aid clinic. In addition, the body will act as a single-window facility for fixing the grievances of women by providing them free legal assistance. Notably, NCW is also planning to build similar legal service clinics in different State Commissions for Women.
Tags: National, NCW, Women, Aid, Delhi
Courtesy: ANI News
Javed Habib's Spitting On Woman's Head Video Goes Viral, Probe Begins
Celebrity hairstylist Javed Habib went viral for his spitting video, during a workshop in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar. On January 6, Habib was seen spitting on a woman's head, following which the National Commission for Women (NCW) asked the UP police to probe the matter and take strict action as spitting in public is a punishable offence under Disaster Management Act 2005. Besides, he's been sent a notice for a hearing.
Tags: Javed Habib, Spitting, Viral, NCW, Uttar Pradesh
Courtesy: The Times of India
NCW Launches 24/7 Helpline For Women Who Encounter Violence
The National Commission for Women (NCW) has introduced a 24X7 online help service to assist the affected women who are subjected to sexual harassment and violence. Women can call "7827170170" and a team of trained experts and specialists will offer swift responses. The number will also give access to one-stop centers, psycho-social counseling, and other services. The service will be operated from the Delhi office of the NCW.
Tags: Women Safety, NCW, Women Helpline, Delhi
Courtesy: The Logical Indian
Badaun Rape: NCW's Chandramukhi Says Victim Shouldn't Have Gone Out
In the Badaun rape-murder case, the National Commission for Women member Chandramukhi Devi has made a shocking statement. Chandramukhhi said the incident would not have happened had she avoided to go out in the evening. "I tell women again and again that they should never go out at odd hours under anyone's influence," she added. Calling the incident “most heinous”, Chandramukhi also appealed for strict action.
Tags: NCW, Gang-Rape, Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
Courtesy: Times Now
Women Commission Issues Notice To BJP Leader Ranjeet Srivastava
BJP leader Ranjeet Srivastava was issued a notice by National Commission for Women on October 7 against his alleged offensive remarks on the Hathras rape victim. The commission has asked the BJP leader to give an explanation before it on October 26. Rekha Sharma, chairperson of NCW tweeted, "He is not fit to be called leader of any party." Earlier, the BJP leader has made comments on the victim's character.
Courtesy: The Times of India
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
BJP's IT Head Shares Video Of Hathras Victim; Video Removed After NCW's Comment
The Bharatiya Janta Party(BJP) IT cell head Amit Malviya, on October 2, shared a video of Hathras victim who was brutally murdered and allegedly gang raped. The National Commission for Women (NCW) chief Rekha Sharma, said that if she is a victim of rape then it is "very unfortunate and is also absolutely illegal,” to share her video. However, the video was accessible on twitter, till October 4 Morning.
Tags: Hathras, Sexual assault allegations, BJP IT Cell, NCW
Delhi: One Person Arrested for Allegedly Raping 86-year-old Woman
An 86-year-old woman was allegedly raped in the Chhawla region of south west Delhi in the evening of September 7. According to a senior police officer, the victim was traveling to a nearby village when the accused, identified as Sonu (37), offered her a lift and turned towards an isolated area to rape her. Reportedly, the medical examination has showed several injuries and bruises on the victim's body.
Tags: Elderly Woman, raped, Delhi, NCW, Delhi Police
Delhi: Sex Racket in the Name of Spa Centre Busted
Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) busted a sex racket that was running under the name of "Amazing Spa," a spa and massage centre. Reportedly an unknown caller had dialed the 181 helpline number and informed that there are spa centres that are "indulged in illegal prostitution activities”. DCW Chief Swati Maliwal stated that they were shocked to see how these centres have mushroomed in every nook and corner of the Capital.
Tags: Delhi, Sex-Racket, NCW, busted
Courtesy: India Today