DELHI COMMISSION FOR WOMEN

  • Ugandan women speak out: Victims of racism or trapped in crime? February 4, 2014

    It may not just be the local residents of Khirki Extension where Somnath Bharti carried out his infamous midnight raid last month who are affected by the alleged drug and sex trafficking going on in their backyard. On Monday night, three young Ugandan women lodged a police complaint,...
  • DCW asks police to stop sex trade in Khirki February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The issue of drug trafficking and prostitution at Khirki Extension has come to the fore once again after a CNNIBN investigation exposed that Ugandan women were being pushed into sex trade. Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Barkha Singh on Tuesday wrote a letter to the Delhi Police Commissioner...
  • LG returns AAP recommendation for removing Barkha Singh as DCW chief January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has returned the Aam Aadmi Party's recommendation of removing Barkha Singh as the Chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women. The LG has sought clarification on what are the grounds on which the AAP government is seeking the reconstitution of DCW. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind...
  • Barkha Singh slams AAP, brands Kejriwal, ministers as 'dictators' January 30, 2014

    Slamming the AAP government for taking steps towards her removal, DCW Chairperson Barkha Singh on Thursday branded Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his ministers as "dictators" and accused them of acting on their whims. Singh met Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and put forth her views on Delhi government seeking to remove...
  • Kejriwal attacks DCW chief Barkha Singh, demands she be replaced January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has attacked Delhi Commission for Women chief Barkha Singh once again demanding she be replaced. Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has sought legal opinion after the AAP government sent a recommendation to him to appoint eminent social worker Maitreyi Pushpa as DCW Chairperson...
  • AAP government recommends activist Maitreyi Pushpa's name for DCW chief's post January 29, 2014

    New Delhi: As the war between the Aam Aadmi Party and the Delhi Commission for Women chief worsens, the Arvind Kejriwal government has sent a recommendation to the Lieutenant Governor for the post of the DCW chief. The Delhi government has proposed the name of eminent social activist and novelist Maitreyi...
  • DCW chairperson alleges threat from AAP, to meet LG on Thursday January 29, 2014

    New Delhi: In more trouble for the Aam Aadmi Party, the chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women has said that she will approach the Lieutenant Governor over alleged threats to her from the party. Barkha Singh has claimed that she was threatened by a lawyer representing the AAP who said...
  • Somnath Bharti's Uturn on women commission, says NCW responsible January 25, 2014

    New Delhi: After calling the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) a political organisation, Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti did a uturn on his views on the Women Commission and said that the National Commission for Women is a responsible organisation. "It is a responsible organization and I wouldn't want anyone...
  • Somnath apologises for saying Modi paying media to defame him January 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Under fire Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti on Saturday withdrew his statement on media and apologised saying he did not mean to hurt anyone. The remarks came in the backdrop of the reports that the Aam Aadmi Party was upset with the minister and was likely to take...
  • More trouble for Somnath Bharti, AAP likely to act against him January 25, 2014

    New Delhi: More trouble is brewing for Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti as the Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday distanced itself from a series of statements made by the minister and is likely to act against him, said sources. The party said, "It's not acceptable to use this type of language."...
  • Somnath Bharti hits out at DCW, calls it a political organisation January 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti on Saturday hit out at the Delhi Commission for Women alleging it is a political organisation. He also accused DCW Chairperson Barkha Singh of being a Congress member. Bharti said, "Delhi Commission for Women is a political organisation. Barkha Singh is from Congress,...
  • Consensual sex with girl below 18 years no offence under POCSO: Delhi Court August 26, 2013

    Consensual sex with a girl, who is below 18 years of age, would not amount to an offence under the newly enacted Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, a Delhi court has said. The court rejected the plea of police and Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) that POCSO Act...
  • Delhi gangrape: Dikshit to join silent march for justice January 2, 2013

    New Delhi: In Delhi, a silent march is being held for justice for the 23yearold braveheart who lost her life fighting a brutal gangrape. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit is set be a part of this march, labelled as a Women's Dignity March from Bal Bhavan to Raj Ghat in...
  • IPL molestation: Victim's threat claims to be probed May 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Monday is expected to probe the complaints of threat made by the victim in the IPL molestation case involving Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) player Luke Pomersbach. The victim, an American national, had said that five people, including three IPL players, had threatened her to...