Atrocities

  • FIR against Ramdev under Atrocities Act for remark on Rahul Gandhi May 7, 2014

    Mumbai: An FIR was registered against the yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Wednesday for his controversial statement about the Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. Ramdev's statement that Gandhi goes to Dalit homes for "picnics and honeymoon" had kicked up a controversy recently. "An FIR has been registered...
  • Delhi: Two arrested for racist remark against northeast student April 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Two youth were arrested on Sunday for passing a racist remark against a student from the northeast, police said. Amit Kumar, 22, and Akash Kumar, 23, both residents of Bihar's Chhapra, were arrested after Hemang Haokip, 25, complained against them for the racist comment made midnight. The incident took...
  • Karunanidhi condemns denial of Indian visa to journalist Callum Macrae November 7, 2013

    Chennai: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief Karunanidhi has termed the denial of visa to British journalist Callum Macrae as cheap tactics. Karunanidhi has reacted to reports of denial of visa to Macrea for the past 8 months. Macrae had released a video on channel 4 showing the atrocities committed by Sri Lanka...
  • Narayanasamy, Jayanthi Natarajan against PM visit to CHOGM November 4, 2013

    Two more central ministers have spoken out against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Sri Lanka to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), in view of that nation's alleged atrocities on Tamils. The government is yet to decide whether Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will attend the CHOGM summit Nov...
  • Rajasthan: Woman beaten up by relatives after being branded as a witch August 3, 2013

    Jaipur: A tribal woman in Rajasthan was branded as a witch and beaten up by five of her relatives, against whom she filed a police complaint on Saturday. Hansa Devi, 47, a resident of Rohida village in Sirohi district, some 400 km from Jaipur, lodged a first information report (FIR)...
  • Vijayawada: Police officer opens fire inside police station, 1 killed July 8, 2013

    Vijayawada: At least four people were injured and one killed when two police officers allegedly opened fire at them inside a police station in Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada. The accused police official identified as Inspector Bangaraju opened fire on group of people who had come to the police station in connection...
  • Tamil Nadu: 'Letter' written by Dalit boy before death recovered July 8, 2013

    Dharmapuri: A four page letter purportedly written by Dalit youth Ilavarasan in which he states that none should be held responsible for his death, has been recovered by the Special Investigation Team probing the case. SP Asra Garg said that the letter mentions details of how the boy had fallen...
  • WB: Women govt staff supporting Left protest near Mamata's office June 19, 2013

    Kolkata: Around 60 state government women employees on Tuesday went on a protest march along the main corridors of the Writers' Buildings, the state secretariat, against spurt in sexual violence and atrocities against women across West Bengal. Officials sources said the protesters, all pro-left women employees, held placards decrying the state...
  • UP: Female police officer caught on camera slapping 3 women May 31, 2013

    Aligarh: Another instance of violence against women by the Uttar Pradesh police has surfaced. A policewoman in Aligarh was caught on camera thrashing three middle-aged women. The women had gone to the police station to question why their sons were kept in the police station for three days on complaint...
  • Sonia blasts Sri Lanka over 'unspeakable atrocities' March 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday denounced Sri Lanka for the "unspeakable atrocities" on Tamils, taking an unusual hard line against Colombo for the first time. Gandhi's comments made to Congress MPs in the parliament complex came hours before the DMK announced it was quitting the ruling UPA to...
  • Maharashtra: Three Dalit youths found murdered January 31, 2013

    Ahmednagar: The bodies of three Dalit youths from the Mehtar community were found in a mutilated condition in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra in what activists claim is a case of honour killing. One of the young men was in a relationship with a girl belonging to the upper Maratha...
  • Bihar: Police manhandle accused, caught on camera September 13, 2012

    Munger: Men in uniform have turned predators in Bihar's Munger district. A shocking incident has been caught on camera of the police manhandling an accused. The police claim they tried to intervene in a dispute between two men who were quarreling. One of the men, who was allegedly inebriated and armed,...
  • Atrocities against Hindus a myth: Pak delegation August 25, 2012

    Patna: A visiting Pakistani parliamentary delegation on Saturday rubbished reports of atrocities against Hindus living there and said the propaganda in this regard was far from truth. "The reports about atrocities against the Hindus in Pakistan is a myth... The facts about the status of minorities in Pakistan are far from...
  • Pinki case: Bengal government pleads ignorance July 6, 2012

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Friday pleaded ignorance about the complaint made by Asiad gold medalist Pinki Pramanik of atrocities inflicted on her in custody and demand for justice, as the Opposition's move to raise the issue in the Assembly was rejected on the ground of it being sub-judice. "I...
  • Bhatt gets relief from Guj HC in 1990 atrocity case March 22, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt on Thursday got relief as the Gujarat High Court quashed a lower court's order in the 1990 case of alleged police atrocity, and directed that Bhatt's revision petition be decided in six weeks. Bhatt approached High Court last month against...
  • Sri Lankan war crimes issue rocks Parliament March 13, 2012

    New Delhi: The second day of the Budget session on Tuesday began with an uproar in both Houses over the issue of alleged atrocities by Sri Lankan forces. MPs created a ruckus in Parliament and showed newspapers carrying reports of a video threatening to expose alleged war crimes in Sri...
  • DMK calls for action against SL 'atrocities' March 13, 2012

    Chennai: The DMK is taking up the issue of Tamils in Sri Lanka and is pushing the Centre to back a US resolution that seeks a probe into the alleged atrocities committed by Sri Lankan forces. A new video is threatening to expose alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka. "There...
  • Delhi police atrocity: Constable arrested March 3, 2012

    New Delhi: A Delhi Police constable was on Saturday arrested on charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder in connection with the death of an elderly man, whom he allegedly shoved during an argument. Vikram Singh, who was inducted into the force in 2008, has been placed under arrest in...
  • Police atrocity: Victim tried to intervene, prevent scuffle March 1, 2012

    Two Delhi Police constables have been suspended after they allegedly pushed 66-year-old Anil Kumar after an argument ensued between them and the victim's son. ...
  • Police atrocity: He was pushed, he fainted, says victim's son March 1, 2012

    Anil Arora, 66, died of a heart attack after being pushed and kicked by two constables at the Dhaula Kuan police booth. ...
  • Delhi: Man dies of stroke after police atrocity March 1, 2012

    New Delhi: A 66-year old man died of a heart attack after being allegedly pushed and kicked by two policemen in New Delhi while he was trying to save his son from being beaten up. The incident took place at the busy Dhaula Kuan police booth on Wednesday when the...
  • Vachathi verdict: 269 convicted, 17 for rape September 29, 2011

    New Delhi: A special court on Thursday pronounced the much-awaited judgement in the 1992 Vachathi case and convicted all 269 accused for atrocity on Dalits and 17 for rape. The forest, police and revenue officials were accused of brutal assault of tribal people and rape of several women during a...
  • WB: Bandh cripples life in Maoist-hit areas December 28, 2010

    Jhargram: Normal life was thrown out of gear in the three Maoist-hit districts of West Bengal on Tuesday morning as the 48-hour bandh call given by the tribals begins in Jhargram. The police said no bus plied on the roads of the jungle mahal areas of West Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia...
  • Sankarila firing: One villager killed, 10 injured November 4, 2010

    Sankarila, West Midnapore: A villager has been killed and 10 others including three policemen have been injured in an exchange of fire between members of the People's Committee Against Police Atrocities and the police near Sankarila in West Midnapore. This happened after police had gone to investigate a suspected PCAPA...
  • Centre to amend Army's powers in Kashmir soon September 8, 2010

    New Delhi: The Centre is likely to take a decision soon on bringing amendments to the much-criticised Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and its phased withdrawal from some parts of Jammu and Kashmir. The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), which is expected to meet shortly, is likely to take a...
  • Bihar cops beat NRI for overtaking IPS officer's car April 20, 2010

    Patna: An NRI businessman from Russia and his elderly father were allegedly beaten by policemen in Bihar's Patna district for overtaking the vehicle of a probationer Indian Police Service (IPS) officer. A probe has been ordered, authorities said on Tuesday. Shajendra Bihari Singh, in his early 40s, was beaten on Sunday...
  • Suspected Maoists kill 3 CPM rivals in Bengal December 4, 2009

    Kolkata: Suspected Maoists shot dead three CPI-M supporters while a policeman was injured in a landmine explosion in West Midnapore district on Friday, the fourth day of the shutdown called by the People's Committee against Police Atrocities (PCPA). The three, of which two were members of the CPI(M)-backed Gana Protirodh Committee,...
  • Mahato arrested, Maoists call nationwide shutdown Oct 3 September 27, 2009

    Lalgarh (West Bengal): Posing as journalists, police sneaked in on Chhattradhar Mahato, chief of a Maoist-backed body at the forefront of the violent agitation in this trouble-torn belt of West Bengal, and arrested him on Saturday, prompting the rebels to call a nationwide shutdown October 3. Mahato, leader of the People's...
  • Bribery case: Buta Singh to cooperate with CBI August 3, 2009

    New Delhi: NCSC chairman Buta Singh on Monday said he will cooperate with the CBI in the probe into the alleged bribery case against his son but insisted that there was a "political conspiracy" against him and he will come out with the names of the conspirators at an "appropriate...
  • Buta to meet PM, move court over son's case August 1, 2009

    New Delhi: Former union minister Buta Singh on Saturday said he would approach court over the corruption charges against his son Sarabjot alias Sweety Singh while maintaining that he would not step down as chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes. Addressing a press conference at his residence in...