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Gender-based violence plagues Odisha despite govt efforts -Naba Kishor Pujari

-Down to Earth Odisha reported the highest cases of assault against women in the country, according to 2018 NCRB data Gender-based violence and inequality in Odisha continues to be pervasive, despite several state initiatives to strengthen safety of women and girl children, create awareness, deter crimes, expedite pending cases and introduce behavioural changes. The state contributes to about three per cent of India’s population; but the rate of Crime against Women in the...

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Police station at Manipur’s Thoubal district chosen best in country

-The Hindu AWPS-Suramangalam in Tamil Nadu’s Salem city, Kharsang in Arunachal Pradesh’s Changlang, Jammikunta Town police station in Telangana’s Karimnagar district among top 10 Nongpok Sekmai police station in Manipur’s Thoubal district has been selected as the best police station in the country, fresh rankings for 2020 announced by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday said. The other nine top police stations are AWPS-Suramangalam in Tamil Nadu’s Salem city, Kharsang in...

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Implement Verma report on crimes against women: plea

-The Hindu Supreme Court issues notice to Centre on the petition by a law student The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to respond to a plea filed by a law student seeking the implementation of the Justice J.S. Verma Committee report on Crime against Women and children. The court issued notices to the government on a plea by B. Srinivas Goud, represented by advocates Ramaswami Balaji and Shravan Kumar, for...

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Telling numbers: Rising trend in number of MPs, MLAs and candidates who face cases of Crime against Women

-The Indian Express The BJP has 21 MPs/MLAs with cases relating to crimes against women, at 21, the ADR said. The BJP is followed by the Congress at 16, YSRCP at 7, BJD at 6 and Trinamool Congress at 5. Between 2009 and 2019, there has been an increase of 231% in the number of candidates with declared cases of Crime against Women contesting Lok Sabha elections. The number elected as MPs...

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213 with criminal cases, 401 crorepatis to contest first phase of Lok Sabha elections

-CitizenMatters.in The National  Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 1266 out of 1279 candidates who are contesting the Lok Sabha Phase I. Out of the 1266 the candidates, 213 (17%) have declared criminal cases against themselves. 146 candidates have records of serious criminal cases, out of which 10 have declared cases related to murder. 401 of them are crorepati candidates. There are 13 candidates...

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