Mamata Sharma

  • Cabinet approves changes to Juvenile Justice Act to try minors as adults in rape, murder cases August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved amendment to the Juvenile Justice Act which will give Juvenile Justice Board the power to decide if minors between the ages of 16 and 18 should be tried as adults for heinous crimes like rape and murder. The amendment will give the magistrate...
  • Laws are not written in the stone, says Kiran Bedi July 14, 2014

    Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday said that juveniles who commit rape should be tried as adults. National Commission for Women chairperson Mamata Sharma supported Maneka Gandhi's opinion and said, " I think what Maneka Gandhi is doing is right, the matter is debatable, so I think...
  • After Governors, NDMA members, PM asks NCW, SC/ST panel heads to quit June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government, which aims at wiping out all political appointees from the UPA government, has now asked the heads of National Commission for Women and SC/ST Commission to step down from their respective posts, say sources. This comes after the PMO asked all seven members of...
  • NCW criticises WB government on issue of women's security February 11, 2014

    National Commission for Women chairperson Mamata Sharma on Tuesday criticised the West Bengal government for not doing enough for the security of women. Sharma told reporters at the airport in Kolkata that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, being a woman, was expected to be more vigilant about the issue of safety of...
  • Kolkata gangrape: Victim's family meets President January 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The family of the teenage girl who was gangraped and allegedly murdered in Kolkata, on Tuesday met President Pranab Mukherjee in Delhi seeking a CBI probe into the case. The family has said that the President has assured help. "We have been given assurances, we are going back...
  • Kolkata gangrape: Girl's family to meet President to seek CBI probe January 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The family of the teenage girl who was gangraped and allegedly murdered in Kolkata will meet President Pranab Mukherjee seeking a CBI probe into the case. Earlier in the day, the family also met National Commission for Women chief Mamata Sharma. The family had on Monday filed a...
  • AK Ganguly sexual harassment: Law intern replies to Delhi Police December 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The law intern who had accused former Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly of allegedly sexually harassing her replied to the Delhi Police saying she would discuss the matter with them some time later as she was traveling at the moment. Earlier, the Delhi Police had written to the intern...
  • 30 Minutes: Lynched, exiled and killed - India's dishonour killings September 21, 2013

    In a suspected case of honour killing, a couple was lynched in Haryana on Wednesday. This came after they allegedly eloped from their village to get married. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai September 19, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: SC to hear all cases related to Muzaffarnagar communal violence pending in Allahabad HC September 19, 2013

    All cases pertaining to the communal riots in Muzaffarnagar that were pending in the Allahabad High Court have been transferred to the Supreme Court. The Central government on Thursday told the Supreme Court that it will not trample on the UP government's powers on maintaining law and order. ...
  • Alleged honour killing: Father says 'no remorse' after family lynched girl, beheaded boy September 19, 2013

    Rohtak: In a case of alleged honour killing in Haryana, a young couple was murdered by the girl's family after the duo allegedly eloped to get married. Nidhi and her friend Dharmendra were brutally murdered by her family. After the couple reportedly left the village in the Rohtak district on Tuesday...
  • 'Girls' shelter homes to be monitored to check abuse' May 21, 2013

    Bundi: Organisations across the country running shelter homes for girls will soon be subjected to tight monitoring to ensure that no crime or abuse is committed at such facilities, the National Commission for Women (NCW) has said. NCW chairperson Mamta Sharma told reporters that she will write to the directors...
  • NCW asks Odisha to recommend CBI probe into doctor's death May 16, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Unhappy over the probe by Crime Branch of state police into the mysterious death of a lady doctor in Puri in 2012, the National Commission for Women (NCW) on Wednesday suggested Odisha government to recommend a CBI probe into the matter. "We do not feel the state police is undertaking...
  • Can't meet rape survivor's family today, it's a holiday: NCW chief April 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The National Commission for Women (NCW) chief Mamata Sharma on Friday said that she has taken note of the rape of a five-year-old in Delhi but surprisingly expressed inability to go and visit the family not before Saturday since it is a holiday on Friday. When confronted about...
  • Why is there a delay in bringing a tougher anti-rape law in India? March 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Differences, multiple opinions and oppositions yet again seemed to have delayed the Criminal Law Amendment Bill. The anti-rape Bill, which promises strong legislation to curb crime against women, seems to be drowned under the Cabinet dithering. The bill was not discussed by the Cabinet on Thursday after some...
  • NCW writes to UP govt, raises questions over law and order March 4, 2013

    Varanasi: Chairman of National Commission for Women Mamata Sharma criticised the "deteriorating" law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh and asked the government to take some immediate action. "I have written a letter in this regard to the UP government, but I have got no response from them," she told reporters...
  • Name anti-rape law after Delhi braveheart: Tharoor January 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Union Minister Shashi Tharoor may have put his foot in the mouth once again by suggesting that the new anti-rape law, which is under works, can be named after the Delhi braveheart, who succumbed to her injuries after battling for her life for over 12 days. The minister posted...
  • Delhi gangrape: Sonia asks for strictest action December 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday asked the government to take the strictest possible measures to ensure that there is no recurrence of incidents like the barbaric gangrape of a 23-year-old girl in the capital that has shaken the country. Sonia spoke with Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde,...
  • Women's activists demand removal of NCW chairperson July 20, 2012

    Jaipur: Rights activists on Thursday demanded removal of Mamta Sharma from the post of chairperson of National Commission for Women for her alleged insensitive remarks against women. "We demand from the Prime Minister and chairperson of the Congress party the removal of Mamata Sharma because never has the dignity of the...
  • Punish bystanders in Guwahati molestation: NCW July 18, 2012

    Guwahati: The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Wednesday sought action against bystanders in the Guwahati molestation case. It has also recommended CCTV cameras and special police pickets with women constables outside all pubs in Guwahati. NCW Chairperson Mamata Sharma, along with Nirmala Samant Prabhavalkar, Member of National Commission for Women,...
  • Act against spiritual guru: NCW Chief on AP abortion case April 3, 2012

    Commenting on the Andhra Pradesh forced abortion incident, NCW Chairperson Mamata Sharma said that the 'baba' who ordered the act should be held. ...
  • NCW chief says 'sexy' is beautiful, invites wrath February 26, 2012

    Jaipur: NCW chairperson Mamta Sharma on Saturday said the word 'sexy' should not be taken in a negative context as it means 'beautiful and charming', but her argument did not go down well with the BJP and women's organisations which termed her remark as shocking and demoralising for women. Speaking at...