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The nationwide lockdown was imposed on March 25 last year to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, but it also trapped many domestic violence victims with their abusers.(AP representative image)

Domestic violence complaints against women spiked in year of lockdown: NCW data

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2021 03:30 PM IST
The NCW received a total of 19,730 complaints of crimes against women in 2019 as compared to 23,722 in 2020, according to official data.
The apex women rights body has also written to the chief election commissioner and has sought a detailed action, the statement added.(HT Photo)
The apex women rights body has also written to the chief election commissioner and has sought a detailed action, the statement added.(HT Photo)

NCW writes to DGP, seeks action over 'attack' on Bengal BJP worker's mother

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 08:36 PM IST
A police officer of Barrackpore Commissionerate had said that BJP activist Gopal Majumdar was attacked by some miscreants on Saturday in North Dumdum in the Nimta police station area.
NCW member Chandramukhi Devi said the incident could have been avoided if the victim had not gone out alone in the evening.(Twitter/@nandtara)
NCW member Chandramukhi Devi said the incident could have been avoided if the victim had not gone out alone in the evening.(Twitter/@nandtara)

‘Rape could have been avoided if...’: Member of National Commission for Women on Badaun incident

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 12:30 PM IST
The 50-year-old anganwadi worker, who had gone to a temple on the outskirts of her village, was found dead on Sunday.
Taapsee Pannu, Urmila Matondkar, and Pooja Bhatt have slammed an NCW member for making insensitive comments.
Taapsee Pannu, Urmila Matondkar, and Pooja Bhatt have slammed an NCW member for making insensitive comments.

Taapsee Pannu, Urmila Matondkar, Pooja Bhatt slam NCW member’s victim-blaming comments about Budaun gang-rape

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 09:00 PM IST
Taapsee Pannu, Urmila Matondkar and Pooja Bhatt were among the several celebrities who slammed an NCW member’s comments about the Budaun rape.
Kangana Ranaut has offered her support to Malvi Malhotra.
Kangana Ranaut has offered her support to Malvi Malhotra.

Kangana Ranaut slams attack on Malvi Malhotra, says ‘this is what happens to small town strugglers’

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 07:22 AM IST
Actor Kangana Ranaut has offered her support to Malvi Malhotra, a television actor who was allegedly stabbed by a jilted lover on Monday. Kangana said that ‘small town strugglers’ cannot protect themselves as well as ‘nepotism kids’.
National Commission for Women (NCW) Chairperson Rekha Sharma addresses the media in Mumbai.(PTI)
National Commission for Women (NCW) Chairperson Rekha Sharma addresses the media in Mumbai.(PTI)

Why NCW chief Rekha Sharma came under Twitter fire

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 12:36 PM IST
Following the Twitter outrage, Rekha Sharma has now protected her Twitter account. Her old tweets are not accessible anymore.
An actor has accused Anurag Kashyap of sexual assault when he was making Bombay Velvet.
An actor has accused Anurag Kashyap of sexual assault when he was making Bombay Velvet.

Actor who accused Anurag Kashyap of rape tweets to PM Narendra Modi, says ‘mafia gang’ will kill her and disguise it as suicide

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 10:43 PM IST
The actor, who has accused Anurag Kashyap of rape, tweeted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and National Commission for Women chairperson Rekha Sharma, saying that her life is in danger from the ‘mafia gang’ in the film industry.
Anurag Kashyap was questioned by the Mumbai Police on October 1.
Anurag Kashyap was questioned by the Mumbai Police on October 1.

Anurag Kashyap ‘vehemently denies’ sexual misconduct charges, provides proof that he wasn’t in India at time of incident

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 11:13 AM IST
Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has ‘vehemently’ denied the charges of sexual misconduct levelled against him by an actor, and has provided proof to the police that he wasn’t in the country when the alleged incident took place.
Days after accusing him of sexual misconduct at workplace, an actor filed an FIR against Anurag Kashyap alleging that he raped her.
Days after accusing him of sexual misconduct at workplace, an actor filed an FIR against Anurag Kashyap alleging that he raped her.

Actor after filing FIR against Anurag Kashyap: ‘I am being grilled while he is chilling at home’

PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Days after filing her FIR against filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, the actor has now said that after filing the case, accused is ‘chiling at home’ while she is being ‘grilled and questioned’. NCW chief came forward to assure her that she has written to Maharashtra DGP regarding the case.
Representatives from five states or Union Territories, on a rotational basis, will be members of the commission. The first such clutch comprises Jammu and Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Tripura and Gujarat. (HT Photo)
Representatives from five states or Union Territories, on a rotational basis, will be members of the commission. The first such clutch comprises Jammu and Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Tripura and Gujarat. (HT Photo)

National Council for Transgender Persons formed

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Dhrubo Jyoti
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 09:23 PM IST
The council – India’s first and formed under Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 – was announced in a gazette notification issued late on Friday.
The National Commission for Women has sought action against a man who was allegedly abusing and giving rape threats to a female stand-up comedian on social media. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The National Commission for Women has sought action against a man who was allegedly abusing and giving rape threats to a female stand-up comedian on social media. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

NCW seeks immediate action against man for hurling abuses, giving rape threats to stand-up comedian online

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Samrudhi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 10:18 PM IST
Rekha Sharma, chairperson of the National Commission for Women, has sought action against a man who abused and gave rape threats to a female stand-up comedian on social media.
The lockdown and economic stress act as a perfect storm for abuse of women.(Hindustan Times)
The lockdown and economic stress act as a perfect storm for abuse of women.(Hindustan Times)

How Covid-19 invisibilises concerns of women, girls

By Shireen Vakil and Aparna Uppaluri
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 06:56 AM IST
A much stronger gender lens needs to be built into the Covid-19 response so that we don’t lose hard won gains made in regard to women’s rights and well-being in education, health and empowerment
A group of migrant workers along with their families rest at National Highway as they walk towards their native state, at Ghazipur Border, in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
A group of migrant workers along with their families rest at National Highway as they walk towards their native state, at Ghazipur Border, in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

NCW talks focus on women-friendly labour legislations

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Madhukalya
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2020 01:49 PM IST
Zonal consultations have begun, and two such consultations, with the south Indian states and eastern states, have been carried out.
More than 60 students of a college in Gujarat’s Bhuj were allegedly forced to strip to prove they were not menstruating.(ANI/Twitter)
More than 60 students of a college in Gujarat’s Bhuj were allegedly forced to strip to prove they were not menstruating.(ANI/Twitter)

Gujarat college principal suspended for forcing students to strip

By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 11:55 PM IST
Principal Rita Raninga, girls’ hostel rector Ramilaben and college peon Naina were suspended on Saturday after an FIR was registered against them, Shree Sahajanand Girls Institute (SSGI) trustee Pravin Pindoria said on Monday.
Bollywood actor Tanushree Dutta addresses a press conference on her ongoing case and #metoo movement, in Mumbai.(PTI)
Bollywood actor Tanushree Dutta addresses a press conference on her ongoing case and #metoo movement, in Mumbai.(PTI)

Tanushree Dutta calls for boycott of Ganesh Acharya, says stars and directors still willing to work with him

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 06:56 AM IST
Actor Tanushree Dutta has said that despite allegations of ‘fraud, non payment of dues, sexual harassment of dancers, bullying and intimidation and even physical abuse’ actors and directors are willing to work with Ganesh Acharya.
Students from different organisations hold placards to protest against the Telangana government after a rape case of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad at Parliament Street in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Students from different organisations hold placards to protest against the Telangana government after a rape case of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad at Parliament Street in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Cops wasted 3-4 hours, my daughter could’ve been saved: Hyderabad vet’s family to NCW

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2019 09:23 PM IST
NCW chief Rekha Sharma said the family told NCW member Shyamal S Kunder that the police played a “negative role” in the case.
Singer Sona Mohapatra has been vocal about the #MeToo movement.(AFP)
Singer Sona Mohapatra has been vocal about the #MeToo movement.(AFP)

It’s #TimesUp! Removal of Anu Malik from national TV is testimony: Sona Mohapatra

Hindustan Times | By Radhika Bhirani
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2019 03:18 PM IST
Singer Sona Mohapatra reacts to Anu Malik stepping down from Indian Idol as a judge in the wake of the constant questioning of his reinstation.
HT Image
HT Image

Chandigarh has no women commission

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Munieshwer A Sagar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 13, 2019 01:16 AM IST
Having 45% women population, city has no association with state or national panels either
HT Image
HT Image

Trial against ex-bishop Mulakkal to start on Nov 11

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Ramesh Babu
PUBLISHED ON OCT 23, 2019 11:28 PM IST
The district court in Kottayam has summoned him on November 11 when charges against him will be framed.The chargesheet against him was filed two months ago after agitating nuns threatened another round of sit-in protest.
Total of 4,779 complaints have been received in the last 10 years.(Representative Image )(Hindustan Times/Manoj Kumar)
Total of 4,779 complaints have been received in the last 10 years.(Representative Image )(Hindustan Times/Manoj Kumar)

Over 4,700 complaints of women abandoned by NRI husbands received in last 10 years: NCW

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 11:20 PM IST
In country-wise statistics, highest number of complaints have been received from the US, followed by Australia and Canada.
File photo of a rally to fight for freedom and dignity of women.(HT File Photo)
File photo of a rally to fight for freedom and dignity of women.(HT File Photo)

Crimes against women up by 66% in Rajasthan in a year, shows police data

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Urvashi Dev Rawal
PUBLISHED ON SEP 12, 2019 10:57 AM IST
Police attribute multiple factors from rise in criminal mentality to better awareness of laws.
The officer-in-charge investigating the rape case lodged by a woman, who died after setting herself on fire at a police station here demanding the arrest of the accused, has been removed from his posting.(Getty Images/Representational Image)
The officer-in-charge investigating the rape case lodged by a woman, who died after setting herself on fire at a police station here demanding the arrest of the accused, has been removed from his posting.(Getty Images/Representational Image)

Officer investigating Jaipur rape case removed from posting

Jaipur | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 12:57 PM IST
Vaishali Nagar police station incharge Sanjay Godara will be under awaiting posting orders (APO) status till an investigation is over. The case has been transferred to the Crime Branch of the CID, Additional Commissioner of Police Santosh Chalke said.
Given the expressed intention of enhancing the low, stagnant female labour force participation, the lack of focus in the budget on issues of safety and mobility – a key constraint on women working outside the home – is a glaring omission(Bharat Bhushan Hindustan Times)
Given the expressed intention of enhancing the low, stagnant female labour force participation, the lack of focus in the budget on issues of safety and mobility – a key constraint on women working outside the home – is a glaring omission(Bharat Bhushan Hindustan Times)

Nudging more women into workforce: The shift in approach from women-centric to women-led initiatives

By Nalini Gulati
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2019 10:15 PM IST
Important ongoing initiatives have benefited women in recent years. But no prominent new steps have emerged
Members of the district legal aid services meet the victims on Tuesday, July 2, 2019.(HT Photo)
Members of the district legal aid services meet the victims on Tuesday, July 2, 2019.(HT Photo)

Bihar mother-daughter tonsuring case: Arrest warrent issued for 5 accused

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar
PUBLISHED ON JUL 03, 2019 03:49 PM IST
Two of the accused,ward councillor Mohammad Khurshid and barber Dasrath Thakur, were arrested immediately after the incident and are already in judicial custody.
Sona Mohapatra slams Kabir Singh and the movie’s star Shahid Kapoor for being misogynistic.
Sona Mohapatra slams Kabir Singh and the movie’s star Shahid Kapoor for being misogynistic.

Sona Mohapatra slams Shahid Kapoor for doing ‘misogynistic, patriarchal’ Kabir Singh: ‘Does the actor have no responsibility’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 09:53 AM IST
Sona Mohapatra slams Shahid Kapoor for taking up a film like Kabir Singh. She also lashed out at National Commission of Women Chairperson Rekha Sharma for lauding his performance in the film.
A non-cognizable offence information report was registered for poll code violation against Jaya Prada following this comment.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
A non-cognizable offence information report was registered for poll code violation against Jaya Prada following this comment.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

‘His X-ray like eyes’: Jaya Prada warns Mayawati against Azam Khan, booked

Hindustan Times, Rampur | By Chandan Kumar
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 08:45 PM IST
Earlier, Azam Khan faced 72-hour EC ban from campaigning after he attacked Jaya Prada in Rampur by allegedly speculating on the colour of her innerwear. He attracted the BJP wrath, besides that of the National Commission for Women.
BJP’s Rampur Lok Sabha seat candidate Jaya Prada(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
BJP’s Rampur Lok Sabha seat candidate Jaya Prada(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 | ‘What would happen if such a man gets elected’: Jaya Prada on Azam Khan

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Manish Chandra Pandey
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 01:27 PM IST
An FIR was lodged against Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan and the National Commission for Women (NCW) slapped a show cause notice on the nine-time MLA who is contesting his first Lok Sabha election against BJP’s Jaya Prada in Rampur Lok Sabha constituency.
National Commission for Women Chairperson Rekha Sharma on Sunday called Khan’s below-the-belt remarks against the actor as “extremely disgraceful”.(PTI PHOTO)
National Commission for Women Chairperson Rekha Sharma on Sunday called Khan’s below-the-belt remarks against the actor as “extremely disgraceful”.(PTI PHOTO)

NCW issues notice to Azam Khan over his remarks against Jaya Prada

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 12:02 PM IST
Citing news reports, the NCW said the alleged remarks made by him were “offensive, unethical and show disrespect towards dignity of women”.
(ANI)
(ANI)

Azam Khan sparks outrage with offensive remark against Jaya Prada

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 07:00 AM IST
Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan stoked a controversy with an “underwear” jibe against BJP’s Jaya Prada who is contesting against him from Rampur Lok Sabha polls constituency
In 2017, the highest number of complaints was received from UP (67) and in 2018 it constituted the third highest number of complaints (82) after Punjab (93) and Delhi (85).(Representative image)
In 2017, the highest number of complaints was received from UP (67) and in 2018 it constituted the third highest number of complaints (82) after Punjab (93) and Delhi (85).(Representative image)

Brides deserted by NRIs in quest of justice

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Saurabh Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2019 11:43 AM IST
When Zuby Zaidi, a lawyer by profession, got married to a non resident Indian (NRI) on April 10, 2014, like the average Indian girl she too dreamed of ‘a happy ever after.’ The dream was shattered barely a year later, when she came to Lucknow to visit her parents and was deserted by her US-based husband and his UAE-based family, who sent her a divorce notice.
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