Sunday, 23 January, 2022
TopicAcid Attack

Topic: Acid Attack

How Hothur Shadab Wahab’s foundation is helping survivors of gender-based violence

With the #HothurEmpowers initiative, Hothur Foundation aims to not just help the abused, but educate people & children at the grassroots level, provide them employment & mentor them psychologically.

The Maharashtra Shakti bill on crimes against women, children & why it’s called ‘draconian’

The proposed Shakti bill by the Maharashtra government proposes several amendments to laws pertaining to sexual offences against women and children, including the death penalty.

HC reduces acid attack convict’s term, says frustration with wife ‘mitigating circumstance’

Tripura High Court bench also reduced the fine the convict was directed to pay and acquitted him of cruelty stating that 'petty quarrels' do not amount to cruelty under Section 498A.

Bad rating to TikTok on Play Store is easy. Harder to act on rape culture in Indian schools

Social media platforms should be held accountable for hate speech, but demanding a TikTok ban proves that your anger is misplaced and your approach is myopic.

TikTok’s Play Store rating drops to 2 after app carries video ‘glorifying’ acid attack

The hashtag #BanTikTok started trending after popular TikToker Faizal Siddiqui's video on 'acid attack' went viral on social media.

Rangoli Chandel — small town grit, no airs but a raging Right-wing bigot

It's easy to dismiss Rangoli Chandel as Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut's spokesperson or as her alter-ego or Twitter troll. But she is the sum of all these parts and more.

High Court seeks Delhi govt’s stand on plea to ban sale of acid in the capital

An acid attack survivor, Shaheen Malik, alleged that statutory rules regulating the sale of acid were not being implemented by the authorities.

36 hrs since woman’s naked body found in UP’s Bahraich with ‘acid-burnt’ face, but no leads

Villagers who found the body Saturday morning say it could be sexual assault & murder. Police say post-mortem will be conducted 72 hours after body being found.

On Camera

YourTurn

Demonstrators attempt to enter the US Capitol building during a protest in Washington, D.C., U.S., on 6 January 2021 | Eric Lee | Bloomberg

Texas attack shows a long, violent struggle for America’s soul is inevitable

The shock of Covid 19—both economic and cultural—has strengthened the maniacal conspiracy culture with which the American Right is suffused.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

Chinese army has found missing 17-year-old boy from Arunachal, Defence Ministry PRO says

Indian Army had sought assistance from China's People Liberation Army to locate and return Miram Taron, who had gone missing on 18 January and was reportedly captured by PLA.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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