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This is the Catch Up on 3 Things for the Indian Express and I'm Anwiti Singh
It’s the 24th of November and here are the headlines.
The Supreme Court todayquestioned the “lightning speed” at which Arun Goel’s name was finalised as the new Election Commissioner, after the Centre placed the original file of his appointment before the Constitution Bench. The five-judge bench was hearing petitions seeking reforms in the appointment of Election Commissioners, said the file was cleared within 24 hours, asking the Centre as to whether there was any “tearing urgency” to do so.
Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) chairperson Anurag Kundu has written to the NCERT flagging concerns that a story included in its class IX English curriculum “normalises violent masculinity, perpetuates patriarchy and promotes toxic behaviour in the family”.The DCPCR flagged a story “The Little Girl”
in its class IX English textbook. the body consulted gender experts and concluded that the chapter is “deeply problematic”. The body said this story justifies abusive behaviour and requested that the chapter either be modified or be replaced from the textbook from the next academic session onwards.
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Wednesday that the government will investigate why no action was taken by the state’s police when Shraddha Walkar complained about Aftab Poonawala’s violent behaviour two years ago. Shraddha submitted a written complaint to the Tulinj police station in 2020 in which she alleged that Aftab posed a threat to her life. At the time, Maharashtra had the Maha Vikas Aghadi government with Uddhav Thackeray as the chief minister. Fadnavis targeted the former government over inaction of police after they received the letter.
A 26-year-old man allegedly killed his grandmother, parents and sister at their Palam residence in Southwest Delhi. The accused, Keshav, was caught by his cousin. According to his relatives and investigators, Keshav spent 5-6 months at a de-addiction centre in Delhi and came home six months ago. Police said he often fought with his parents as they complained about his lifestyle choices, unstable job and “habits” referencing to his drug adiction.
The Supreme Court quashed a Telangana High Court division bench order to set up a special investigation team (SIT) to probe into the alleged attempts by ‘BJP agents’ to poach four TRS legislators. The Supreme Court expressed concern over comments made by a judge of the high court in its order asking the three accused to surrender to the police.
This was the Catch-up on 3 Things by The Indian Express.