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Hapur gangrape: NCW, NHRC ask UP to probe police apathy

The NCW has asked UP DGP O P Singh to thoroughly investigate the matter and take action against the “erring officials”. The letter added, “The Commission is seriously concerned about the rise in crime against women and also the reported police apathy”.

Pollachi sexual harassment case: NCW asks TN DGP take appropriate action against accused

A 19-year-old woman had alleged that unidentified men in Pollachi town of the district recently took her in a car and attempted to disrobe her and videographed it.

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Kerala rape case: NCW writes to CM Vijayan urging him 'to ensure safety of victim, protesting nuns'

In the letter, NCW Chairperson said that the complainants have alleged that the transfer orders were issued to pressurise and threaten them as they are prominent witnesses in the case.

All member posts vacant, National Commission for Women only has chairperson

All five member positions in NCW are currently vacant. The only person holding office at the moment is its Chairperson Rekha Sharma.

Women reservation in politics would only help daughters, wives of politicians: NCW Chairperson Rekha Sharma

Her comments come at a time when the clamour to pass the women's reservation bill in Lok Sabha during the Monsoon Session of Parliament has gained momentum.

Khunti gang-rape incident pre-planned: National Commission for Women

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.

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NCW team to speak to Surat woman 'sexually exploited' by Hardik Patel

"The complaint contains personal information about a girl who wishes to talk to the commission confidentially as she is scared to come forward," NCW said

NCW chairperson meets Hadiya, says she is in 'good health', 'happy'

NCW chairperson Sharma told reporters outside Hadiya's home that she is in 'good health' and that she seemed happy.

Will take up women farmers' concerns over GST with PMO, says NCW chief

"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.

Civil society groups petition NCW against dilution of section on cruelty against women

The petition is also against Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi's directive to the NCW to set up a window for men who allege registration of false cases against them.

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Shani Shignapur Temple row: 'Bolt' on democracy, say women commission members

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.

Women activists condemn Bijnor incident

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.

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