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Fire kills more women in India PDF Print E-mail
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Young women in India are three times as likely to suffer a fire-related death as young men, according to a new study. The study, published in the Lancet medical journal, looked at death statistics in India for the year 2001. Of an estimated 163,000 fire-related deaths, two-thirds of the victims were females, mostly aged between 15 and 34.
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Afghan bride presses bigamy case against Indian Army Officer PDF Print E-mail
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Major Chandrashekhar Pant and Sabra Ahmadzai [Major Pant converted to Islam during his posting at a hospital in Afghanistan's capital Kabul and married Sabra Ahmadzai, a Hindi translator at the same hospital. After returning to India, he has abandoned Sabra and asked her to marry someone again as she is young. He can't accept her as his wife since he is already married and is having two children. He is currently posted at a hospital in his hometown of Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand. Sabra is now in India and is fighting an anti-bigamy case against him. The army has still not taken any action against him.NEW DELHI – At a time when Indian women have been assaulted by so-called "moral police" for going to pubs, Sabra Ahmadzai , a 20-year-old Afghan, is being championed by women's groups for pursuing her rights.  Two years ago, Ahmadzai married an Indian army doctor who was assigned to a Kabul military hospital. Twenty days after the marriage, he returned to India, vowing to come back for her. But after leaving, he informed Ahmadzai he had a wife and children back home and was never going to return.
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IAS officer , B K Roy accused of sexual assault PDF Print E-mail
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AGARTALA: Tripura government has ordered a judicial inquiry into the alleged sexual assault of a woman, who committed suicide, by a senior IAS officer of the state.

"Food department commissioner B K Roy has been suspended from work and the state CID is interrogating him in connection with abetting the woman to take the drastic step," official sources said on Saturday.  Retired judge of Guwahati high court justice P K Sarkar has been assigned to investigate the matter and submit the report by next month following demands from several women organisations for action against Roy for allegedly abusing the woman, a government employee, sexually.

The government has also asked a deputy inspector general of police, brother of the accused officer, to go on leave.

"Bimal Krishna Roy, a deputy inspector general of police, who is the brother of Roy misused his position to malign the woman's family and her husband," a government official said.

The woman committed suicide by setting herself ablaze last week. Her husband was arrested on charges of demanding dowry.

21 Feb 2009, PTI, TOI
 
Hindutva mafia against Feminist Minister PDF Print E-mail
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MANGALORE: A local court on Wednesday directed the police to register an FIR against union minister for women and child welfare Renuka Chowdhury for her reported remark that "Mangalore has been Talibanised" in the wake of the attack on women at a pub here on January 24 by Sri Ram Sene activists.

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23% women in Maharashtra saying their husbands had forced sex PDF Print E-mail
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MUMBAI: Women in Maharashtra are not much safer than those in Bihar. Worryingly, danger lurks not just in the dark alleys, but within the four walls of their homes. An extensive study of domestic violence conducted across six states showed that nearly 27% of the women surveyed in Maharashtra were beaten up, dragged or kicked by their husbands at some point in their married life. This figure is a close second only to Bihar where 30% reported similar violence.

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