Minority

  • Delhi: Man held for attempting to rape minor girl 13-04-2014 10:11 PM

    New Delhi: A 21-year-old man has been arrested for attempting to rape an eight-year-old girl staying in his neighbourhood, police said on Sunday. The incident took place on Saturday evening in central Delhi's Nabi Karim area. Mohammad Asghar, who stays in a rented accommodation in Nabi Karim and works in...
  • Physically challenged girl rape case: Haryana Police's laxity revealed 11-04-2014 04:01 PM

    Chandigarh: It is not just the politicians who are insensitive to gender issues but a DSP in Haryana too has been caught on a hidden camera displaying complete callousness in dealing with the gangrape of a mentally challenged and visually impaired minor girl. The victim is 17, visually impaired and...
  • Two boys gangrape 13-year-old girl, police refuse to lodge FIR 07-04-2014 03:54 PM

    A 13-year-old girl has allegedly been raped by two youth in the Itmad Daulah areain Agra, police said on Monday. According to a complaint filed by the victim's relatives, the accused used to frequent the locality and picked up the girl on Saturday when she had gone to buy vegetables,...
  • 'BJP-led government would be detrimental to religious minorities' 05-04-2014 11:42 PM

    Washington: Several eminent officials and experts from both India and the US have told lawmakers that a BJP-led government at the center would be detrimental to the basic rights of the religious minorities in India. Testifying before the influential Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the US Congress (TLHRC) on...
  • 14-year-old schoolgirl raped in Agra 05-04-2014 11:27 AM

    A 14-year-old schoolgirl going for her tuition class on Friday evening was picked up by three boys in a car and raped by one of them, police said. Police said a medical examination confirmed rape. The three boys, who are absconding, are known to the girl, police said. The girl...
  • 25-year-old man tries to rape minor girl, booked 04-04-2014 04:13 PM

    A 25-year old man allegedly tried to rape a minor girl when she was returning home from a nearby school in the district, police said on Friday. The 5-year old girl was lured by the accused identified as Jagdish who took her to an isolated place and tried to rape...
  • Balaghat: Government school teacher arrested after allegedly raping a minor girl 31-03-2014 08:12 AM

    A government school teacher in Katangi town allegedly raped a six-year-old girl in his neighbourhood, police said on Sunday. The accused teacher, Santosh Deshmukh, posted at Manegaon Government School in Balaghat district, was arrested by the police in this connection. Deshmukh had raped the minor girl three days back when...
  • Five persons kidnap, rape 14-year-old girl; one arrested 30-03-2014 05:46 PM

    A 14-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped and repeatedly gang raped by five persons at two different places, including in Uttar Pradesh, police said on Sunday. One of the accused identified as Nazar Khan was arrested while four others are absconding, they said. Police said the victim was known to Khan...
  • 63-year-old man sentenced to 7 years in jail for raping minor 30-03-2014 03:05 PM

    A court has sentenced a 63-year-old man to 7 years in jail for raping a 15-year-old girl in Muzaffarnagar district. Additional District Sessions Judge Jaishri Ahuja on Saturday imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on the accused, Sitaram, after holding him guilty under section 376 of the IPC. According to...
  • Govt engineer nabbed for accepting bribe in Bihar 26-03-2014 09:08 PM

    The Economic Offences Unit (EOU) of the Bihar Police, on Wednesday, caught an official of the Minor Water Resources Department red-handed while accepting a bribe. Minor Water Resources superintending engineer Sudarshan Singh, who was posted at Muzaffarpur tubewell circle, was arrested while accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000, EOU IG...
  • LS polls: Bangalore Central, where the minorities make up the majority 25-03-2014 01:10 PM

    Bangalore: "This is a seat for a Muslim," Jaffer Sharief quotes the delimitation commissioner as having told him (about Bangalore Central) a few years back, when Bangalore Urban district was split into three Lok Sabha constituencies based on its population. Well, the one thing central to the Bangalore Central constituency...
  • Marginalised within the margins: Meitei Muslims in Manipur

    Nambul Turel |  Soibam Haripriya
    Ever since childhood I remember being in highly homogeneous groups of friends and familial circles. Such circles have the tendency to numb us to differences,...

  • Delhi: Youth convicted of raping minor lover 11-03-2014 05:19 PM

    New Delhi: A youth has been convicted of raping his 14-year-old lover by a Delhi court which said though the physical relations between them were "consensual"; he was guilty of the crime as the girl was a minor. "The girl was only 14 years of age at that time and...
  • Neighbour uncle lures five-year-old girl with a toffee, rapes her 08-03-2014 09:22 AM

    A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped by his 22-year-old neighbour in Jehangirabad area in Bhopal on Friday, police said. Moon Bahadur, who lived near the girl's house, lured the victim by offering to buy her a toffee and raped her at an isolated place, they said. The accused has been...
  • Delhi: Neighbour with 2 friends rape 16-year-old, leave her abandoned 06-03-2014 11:21 PM

    New Delhi: A teenager was allegedly gang-raped by her neighbour and his two friends in Begampur area of outer Delhi, police said on Thursday. A case has been registered after her medical report confirmed rape, but no one could be arrested as the 16-year-old girl, who is said to be...
  • Priest lures, sexually assaults a 12-year-old girl 05-03-2014 10:37 PM

    A 12-year-old girl was allegedly molested by a temple priest at Bateshwar town in Agra, police said on Wednesday. The girl, who sells wood-apple (belpatra) leaves near the temple, was allegedly lured to a lonely place and molested by the priest on Tuesday, police said. The priest has been identified...
  • Minor girl claims mother forced her into prostitution 05-03-2014 10:31 PM

    New Delhi: A 13-year-old girl has approached police claiming that she had been raped by several men in west Delhi's Paschim Vihar area after her mother allegedly forced her into prostitution. The girl, accompanied by her grandmother, reached the police station on Tuesday and alleged that she was even forced...
  • Rajasthan: Unknown person rapes 4-year-old girl, leaves her bleeding 05-03-2014 08:27 PM

    A four-year-old girl was allegedly raped and left bleeding by an unknown person in bushes at Mandan village in Alwar district, police said in Jaipur on Wednesday. Seriously wounded child was referred to Jaipur's SMS hospital, they said. Yesterday, the victim was picked up from the roadside shelter by a...
  • In mother's absence, father is child's natural guardian: Bombay HC 02-03-2014 03:25 PM

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has granted custody of a minor boy to his father, who was accused of murdering his wife, after observing that in the absence of a mother, a child's natural guardian is the father. A division bench of Justices PV Hardas and AS Gadkari was hearing...
  • Delhi: Brother-in-law rapes 13-year-old, girl gets pregnant 02-03-2014 08:30 AM

    New Delhi: A 13-year-old girl got pregnant after allegedly being raped repeatedly by her brother-in-law, who is a PhD scholar in Jawahar Lal University and lives in South Delhi's Vasant Vihar area, police said. The accused has been arrested after a case was registered against him under POCSO Act and...
  • Neighbour rapes 10-year-old girl in Kaliyar village 27-02-2014 07:04 PM

    A 10-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour in Kaliyar village of Roorkee, in the second such incident in Haridwar district in the last four days, police said on Thursday. The girl was playing outside her house in the village on Tuesday when Islam, who lived nearby, took her...
  • UPA woos minorities, to fully sponsor pre-matriculation scholarships 26-02-2014 11:43 PM

    New Delhi: In yet another move to woo voters, the Union government has decided to fully fund the pre-matriculation scholarships for minority students. Earlier, Centre sponsored the scholarships only partially. Minority Affairs Minister Rahman Khan informed about the latest offering by the government on Wednesday. Last year in May, Supreme...
  • Six minors hailing from Bihar, Rajasthan rescued; 3 arrested for human trafficking 26-02-2014 08:43 PM

    Three men have been arrested and six minor children were rescued from them in Punjabi Bagh area of West Delhi in a suspected case of human trafficking. "With the arrest of Omparkash (43), Kamlesh (27) and Taro Devi (65), the Punjabi Bagh police station has busted a gang of human...
  • Harish Rawat launches 52 development schemes in minority community areas 25-02-2014 07:51 AM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Monday launched 52 schemes of Rs 463.16 lakh under the minority development fund in minority concentration areas in the state. According to an official statement, the schemes being generated in the minority concentration areas under Vikaskhand, Vikasnagar and Sahaspur, includes development schemes for Waqf...
  • 70-year-old school manager sexually assaults kindergarten girl 22-02-2014 03:50 PM

    A four-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by her school manager, the police said on Saturday. The incident came to light when the minor, a kindergarten student refused to go her school located in Bhavani Nagar area in Kanpur, Chakeri SHO S K Singh said. On being asked by her...
  • 10-year-old boy somodised by 2 men in a Jaroda Village jungle 22-02-2014 11:53 AM

    A 10-year-old child wasallegedly sodomised by two persons at Jaroda Village underMansoorpur Police Station in Muzaffarnagar district, the police said on Saturday. According to an FIR lodged by the parents of the victim,the boy was sodomised by the accused in a jungle on Friday.A case has been registered and search...
  • 2 get 10 years imprisonment for abducting, raping girl student 22-02-2014 11:46 AM

    A local court on Saturday convictedtwo persons for abducting and raping a girl student andsentenced them to ten years of imprisonment in Muzaffarnagar. Additional District Sesssions Judge Suresh Chand Arya hasalso imposed a fine of Rs 15,000 on each of the accusedRamkumar and Raj Singh after holding them guilty.The main...
  • Shame: Man rapes, kills 11-year-old girl in Firozabad 20-02-2014 09:46 PM

    An 11-year-old girl wasallegedly raped and killed by some unknown person on Thursday inMatsaina area in Firozabad in Uttar Pradesh. The girl went to fields this morning and did not return,police said, adding that later she was found dead by herfamily members. The police are probing the matter and no...
  • SC agrees to hear Centre's plea to grant quota for minorities 19-02-2014 04:23 PM

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear Centre's plea seeking interim order for implementation of 4.5 per cent sub-quota for backward classes belonging to minorities in central educational institutions which was quashed by the Andhra Pradesh High Court. A bench headed by Justice K S Radhakrishnan asked the government...
  • Centre moves SC on quota for minorities issue 18-02-2014 07:11 PM

    The Centre has moved the Supreme Court seeking interim order for implementation of 4.5 per cent sub-quota for backward classes belonging to minorities in central educational institutions which was quashed by the Andhra Pradesh High Court. The government filed an application pleading that it should be allowed to grant the...