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A 3D printed Whatsapp logo is placed on a computer motherboard seen in this illustration. (REUTERS)

WhatsApp photo helps cops rescue trafficked 12-yr-old

By Shiv Sunny, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2021 04:51 AM IST
The girl, who was kidnapped from south-west Delhi’s Kapashera on January 21, was beaten, burnt with cigarettes, and raped by men — some of who knew she was a minor — before she was rescued on Tuesday.
WhatsApp’s regulatory tangles coincide with a government effort to pre-empt its service from fueling violence.(Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg)
WhatsApp’s regulatory tangles coincide with a government effort to pre-empt its service from fueling violence.(Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg)

Govt holding up WhatsApp Payments launch in India over data privacy concerns

Bloomberg | By Saritha Rai
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2018 12:31 PM IST
The delay for WhatsApp Payments comes just as WhatsApp has been embroiled in a controversy over lynchings in India.
The spot where five people were killed by a mob on suspicion of being ‘child lifters’ at Rainpada village in Dhule, Maharashtra.(Satish Bate/HT File Photo)
The spot where five people were killed by a mob on suspicion of being ‘child lifters’ at Rainpada village in Dhule, Maharashtra.(Satish Bate/HT File Photo)

Govt asks states and UTs to curb lynchings fuelled by rumours of ‘child-lifters’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2018 07:28 PM IST
The Centre has now urged the states and UTs to “keep a watch for early detection of rumours of child-lifting and initiate effective measures to counter them”.
Deceased Sanjay Chandra had covered his face with a handkerchief because of the heat wave and some local people suspected that he was a child lifter.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Deceased Sanjay Chandra had covered his face with a handkerchief because of the heat wave and some local people suspected that he was a child lifter.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

36-yr-old beaten on doubt of being child lifter dies in Bengal

Hindustan Times, Midnapore/Malda | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2018 12:07 AM IST
In Malda district alone, at least eight people are admitted in hospital following mob attacks in the last 30 days.
There has been a steady rise in parental abductions as more and more Indians go abroad to work or study.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
There has been a steady rise in parental abductions as more and more Indians go abroad to work or study.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

India may not sign Hague convention on international child abduction

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Moushumi Das Gupta
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2018 07:47 AM IST
Around 90 countries are signatories to the convention that protects children under 16 from “wrongful removal or retention” by a parent.
The man who was beaten up by an angry mob in Malda’s English Bazar area.(HT Photo)
The man who was beaten up by an angry mob in Malda’s English Bazar area.(HT Photo)

Bengal again: Saree-clad man beaten up on suspicion of child abduction

Hindustan Times, Berhampore | By Sreyasi Pal
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2018 05:04 PM IST
The victim was reportedly trying to give something to a child when the mob confronted him. He was admitted to Malda Medical College and Hospital.
Police believe a large number of such incidents occur due to rumours of child abduction spread through Whatsapp and Facebook.(Reuters File)
Police believe a large number of such incidents occur due to rumours of child abduction spread through Whatsapp and Facebook.(Reuters File)

Vehicle torched, 15 assaulted as child abduction rumours create panic in Odisha

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2018 09:49 AM IST
Director general of police RP Sharma has exhorted the public to not get swayed by rumours spread through the social media, and approach the police with their suspicions instead.
In 2017, the US state department reported 104 cases of abduction of US children in India. This includes 20 new cases and 84 from the previous years.(Shutterstock/photo for representation)
In 2017, the US state department reported 104 cases of abduction of US children in India. This includes 20 new cases and 84 from the previous years.(Shutterstock/photo for representation)

US accuses India of non-adherence to parental child abduction protocols

Press Trust of India, Washington | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2018 03:28 PM IST
The United States said 90% of requests for the return of children of marital dispute in India remained “unresolved” for over a year.
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