Apart from a compensation of Rs 1 crore and the FIR against police, the family has demanded a government job for a family member. They also want the suspension of the entire Ramganj police station staff.
Selection to subordinate services may seem less significant compared to cracking prestigious examinations like state and central civil service exams, but it brings drastic improvement in the lives of children from poor families, he added.
The Act empowers the government to impose a collective fine on inhabitants of a given area for abetting or participating in witch hunting or sheltering the perpetrators. The fine thus collected is to be used for compensating and rehabilitating the victim.
When asked why she was called a witch and locked up in a 10ftx10ft windowless room, where she cowered, hardly ate and relieved herself, Ramkanya seemed reluctant to speak much. “I am not a witch. But let it go,” she said, then broke into sobs
The RU’s Board of Studies approved changes to its syllabus last month, adding a section titled “debate on the outcome of the Battle of Haldighati” and incorporating a book that presents “new research” establishing Pratap’s victory over Akbar.
One of the first to be taken into foster care since the Centre issued model guidelines on this form of child welfare, the 9-year-old says she doesn’t miss her old care home any more — “wahan pe sirf ek jhoola tha...”
Rahul said that ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Modi had said two things. “He told farmers that the Congress didn’t do anything for you. He told the youth that (he will) give employment to 2 crore of them,” Rahul said.
Gangster Anandpal Singh was killed in an encounter on June 24, at his hideout in Churu district. Demanding a CBI probe into his death, his family had refused to carry out the cremation. The body was kept in a deep freezer.
At a post-encounter press briefing, DGP Manoj Bhatt announced out-of-turn promotions for constables Sohan Singh (who was seriously injured) and Dharmpal Singh, besides announcing suitable rewards for other police personnel.
Rupa scored 603 in the NEET and is currently attending counselling for admission. She hopes to make it to a government-run medical college. Youngest among five siblings, Rupa was in Class III when she was married off along with her elder sister Rukma.
“Kya maarte hi rahenge hamein? Us bacche ne kya bigada tha kisi ka (Will they keep killing us, what did that child Junaid Khan do to anyone)?” Hussain, lynched cattle farmer Pehlu Khan’s uncle, asked on the rising violence by cow vigilantes.