Five women who had gone to Kochang village in the district to create awareness on migration and human trafficking on June 19, were allegedly abducted from R C Mission School and later gang raped at gunpoint.
"Sales tax on our woollen products has gone up from zero to 12 % and on items such as jam, the tax has gone up from five to 12 %. While last year we paid Rs 3.8 lakh in taxes, after GST this is likely to increase to Rs 10.87 lakh," Kashyap said.
New Delhi, Jan 26 (ANI): Former member of National Commission for Women (NCW) Shamina Shafiq on Tuesday voiced her concerns regarding the age-old practice of discriminating women and barring them from entering the Shani Shignapur temple. She said it was a blot on the democracy. She added that patriarchy was another main reason because of which such practices still existed. Echoing similar sentiments, Delhi Commission for Women's former chief Barkha Shukla said there was absolutely no reason for barring women from the temple. Such practices are man-made and it should be changed over the period of time.
Mumbai/New Delhi, Jan 12 (ANI): Former National Commission for Women (NCW) member Shamina Shafiq on Tuesday condemned the Bijnor incident where in a woman has been arrested on charge of torturing her mother-in-law and said it is extremely unfortunate that the laws made by the government for protection of women are abused by them nowadays. Senior lawyer Abha Singh on her part said that the CCTV footage was abhorrent; adding this incident clearly shows how Section 498 A was being misused. She further said that necessary amendment was required in the law so that senior citizens could be protected.