60-year-old gets life imprisonment till death for raping daughter in Mumbai

People's Union for Civil Liberties

60-year-old gets life imprisonment till death for raping daughter in Mumbai

60-year-old gets life imprisonment till death for raping daughter in Mumbai
The man began his brutality when his eldest daughter was barely 10 and studying in Class IV. 


MUMBAI: A 60-year-old Bandra resident was convicted on Tuesday of raping his minor daughter over six years and sentenced to life imprisonment until his natural death.

“This is a stigma to society. The accused has committed the shameful act with his daughter. He used to rape her twice a day for six years even when she delivered a child,” said special judge Vrushali Joshi, describing the crime as heinous.

Joshi convicted the senior citizen under sections 376 (2) (f) (rape committed by a relative, guardian or teacher of, or a person in a position or trust or authority towards the woman) and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of the Indian Penal Code.

The convict worked as a liftman in a building and…

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Lokayukta raids 7 babus, nets Rs 9.7 cr illegal assets

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Lokayukta raids 7 babus, nets Rs 9.7 cr illegal assets

BANGALORE: In simultaneous raids across the state, Lokayukta police swooped down on seven officials and unearthed disproportionate assets worth over Rs 9.7 crore from them.

The raids began at the crack of dawn in Bangalore, Chitradurga, Kolar, Mysore, Ramanagaram, Tumkur and Yadgir districts.

The officials raided include NB Seetha ramu, assistant executive engineer with Karnataka Industrial Development and Finance Corporation (KIDFC); KN Jagadish, commissioner, Kolar Town Municipal Corporation; E Ramakrishnaiah, child development project officer, HD Kote, Mysore district; Shivananjappa, deputy tahsildar, Bangalore South taluk, Banashankari; U Shivanand a, junior assistant in Karnataka Food an d Civil Supplies Corporation, Shimoga; N Umesh, first division clerk at the district institute for education and training in Tumkur; Bhimaraya Kawaldar, assistant executive eng ineer in the panchayat raj engineering division of Shahapur, Yadgir district.

Lokayukta ADGP H NS Rao said the value of illegal assets…

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Seven teenage labourers rescued in Trichy, sent to children’s home

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Seven teenage labourers rescued in Trichy, sent to children’s home


TRICHY: Seven teenagers who were employed by four different establishments in the city were on Tuesday rescued following a joint raid conducted by the child protection officials.

With Tuesday’s rescue, the number of children rescued from April this year has touched 93.

The raid was conducted by officials of the Child Labour Effective Elimination and Eradication Society (Cheers), child line, district child protection unit (DCPU), Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and police department. They rescued seven boys employed as labourers in a metal showroom, a garment shop on NSB Road, a sofa showroom on EB Road and an electrical goods shop on SRC College Road. All of them were in the age group of 15 to 17 years. However, the officials could not file cases against the establishments for employing the child labourers as the law permits to register a…

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Slow Down the Fast Parts

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I am days away from a deadline, and in editing mode. Lots and lots going on with this process–a future blog post, I promise. But as I am printing pages, making notes, using the editing techniques I have learned over the years, I keep thinking about what my friend Ray Daniel said at his book launch for Terminated  a few weeks ago. It was advice he got from Lee Child. Make the slow parts fast, and the fast parts slow.

Sounds simple, right? It isn’t, trust me on that. But it is really helpful to think about when pacing a mystery. Sketch a room for a reader, but don’t bog them down in details until you need them. When someone has a gun, slow it down. Make the reader think about every breath.

I am also checking myself in two other areas right now. First, am…

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Reflections on Solidarity for Palestine in India: Urvashi Sarkar

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Guest post by URVASHI SARKAR

Some sections of Indian civil society have reacted to Israel’s most recent brutalities in Gaza with outrage, and rightly so. In its pounding of Gaza which lasted over a month, Israel destroyed essential services and infrastructure, razed houses to debris and wiped out entire families.  Over 2000 Palestinians were killed, many of them civilians, and of which over 400 were children. On the Israeli side, sixty-four soldiers and four civilians died. A shaky ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, announced in early August, did not last, with hostilities resuming almost immediately.

It is not uncommon to hear Indian voices supporting Palestine even at a time when right wing forces hold sway in the country; yet there is more to this support than meets the eye. There are internal differences on the matter of Kashmir for instance, regarding the extent to which parallels can be drawn between…

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