Man gets FB ‘likes’ for sex with minor #WTFnews

, TNN | May 22, 2013,

MUMBAI: Noted gay rights activist Harish Iyer has approached the Mumbai police objecting to an offensive post on a popular social networking site that boasts of how the person who uploaded the post had sex with a minor. “Just had a sex with teen 15 year… boy… was awesome exp… Sunday to acha gaya (sic),” reads the post.

Iyer has made an online complaint to the cyber cell of the Mumbai police and has received a complaint number. Till Tuesday evening, the police had not acknowledged receiving the complaint, so TOI is withholding the name under which the post was made.

Sodomizing a minor, sexually harassing him, or engaging in “indecent or obscene representations of a child” on any media forum are offences under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012.

The post was removed by the website after many users reported it as offensive. However, before it was removed, it received nine “likes” and comments from people asking for the 15-year-old to be offered to them. The comments included graphic details and the original poster replied to one of the comments that he had recently moved to Mumbai.

Iyer is a known face against child sexual abuse. He shared his painful experience of surviving abuse on the TV showSatyamev Jayate‘. He has taken a screenshot of the offensive online conversation. He subsequently sent an online complaint over the police website on Tuesday.

“Given the widespread prejudice against people who belong to sexualities other than heterosexuals, I would also like to add that as a 34-year-old homosexual man who is a survivor of child sexual abuse, I can state that the Indian LGBTIQ community strongly condemns sexual abuse; particularly child sexual abuse,” states Iyer’s complaint. He requests the police to “take appropriate action against the above-mentioned post and everyone who has commented on the same”, including those who were “soliciting sex with a 15-year-old”. Iyer said this could be a chance to nab a group that routinely solicits sex with minors.

Child rights activists said children are increasingly being exposed to threats in cyberspace. Pooja Taparia, of NGO Arpan, said, “I think there’s a lot happening online. Children are vulnerable and easy prey.” She said, “We advise parents to refrain from putting up portrait photos of children as there is no protection against people using them.”

Cyber cell officials said they had yet to receive Iyer’s complaint. When TOI forwarded a copy to them, the official in charge, Mukund Pawar, said he would look into the matter.


Mumbai- Sick treating the sick at Sewri’s TB hospital #healthcare

Probable tuberculosis



Published: Sunday, Mar 24, 2013,
By Maitri Porecha | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA



After nearly twenty-five years of selfless service at Asia’s largest tuberculosis hospital situated in the heart of Mumbai, Barkhu Pandurang Kharat (53) was perhaps destined to die of tuberculosis (TB). Kharat’s death in January this year raised the number of employees to have died after contracting tuberculosis, at BMC-run Sewri TB Hospital to 42.

“In 2008, my husband started working in the mortuary at the hospital, transporting infected dead bodies from wards to morgue and back. The hospital alone sees close to 150 deaths every month. In 2008, he was first diagnosed with TB. He was hospitalised multiple times as he transgressed to multi drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) and later extensively drug resistant TB. His condition worsened by the start of this year and he succumbed on January 30,” said his widow Sunita Kharat.

Kharat is not the only one. Since 2005, more than 70 workers in Sewri TB Hospital have contracted the infection, 42 among them died. Official figures obtained from the hospital state that two employees in their twenties contracted TB within six months of joining service.

Even though the hospital is quoting conservative estimates, unofficial figures of infected employees roll much higher, say sources. BMC has made tall promises to manage TB on a war footing in its 2013-14 strategy on the World Tuberculosis Day but the civic body would do well to introspect on the appalling conditions prevailing in its own backyard. “Of 12 MDR-TB cases amongst the hospital employees, most of them are relapse cases. In case of these patients, tuberculosis has gripped them as many as three times over the past ten to twelve years. After a brief period of treatment, they resume work in the same wards which makes them all the more vulnerable to contracting TB repeatedly,” said a senior labour union member, Sewri TB Hospital.

What’s worse is that even as a large number of employees including doctors and nurses contract tuberculosis rapidly in the hospital, they are not taken care of in the hospital. A disheartening case in point is the treatment meted out by BMC officials to 38-year-old Balaji Amjuri, a permanent employee of the hospital and a TB patient for the past 12 years.

Amjuri is an extensively drug resistant (XDR-TB) patient. Such patients are advised complete rest but Amjuri is compelled to do his daily duties including sweeping, disposing garbage, washing infection-laden clothes from the ward, all because he has exhausted his three-years’ worth of sick leave. “The head clerk instructed me that I will not be entitled to any more leave.

Inspite of being an XDR-TB patient I am compelled to work. I have spent more than Rs3 lakhs for my treatment. I have to continue working to support my family,” said Amjuri. “BMC rules for availing leave are the same for all employees. However, we may sanction special leave inAmjuri’s case,” said Dr Rajendra Nanavare, medical superintendent at the hospital.

A measly diet and a defunct operation theatre to perform TB surgeries only add to the woes of the employees and patients at the hospital. In 2012, BMC had assured that the high protein breakfast to be provided to its 1,000-odd employees including doctors and nurses will be adequate and palatable. Workers complain that the diet has fallen short on both these grounds.

“The diet chart clearly mentioned that two eggs and 150ml milk is to be provided. We don’t get more than 50ml of milk and one boiled egg. This is grossly inadequate,” said an employee requesting anonymity.

Doctors have not performed a single surgery since the past two months for the lack of surgical equipments. “The anaesthesia machine is not in place for performing surgeries. The OT is temporarily shut,” added the medical officer.

Doctors say that the high rate of deaths in the hospital occur as early diagnosis of tuberculosis is not possible. “Samples for culture tests or Line Probe Assay (LPA) which confirm if the patient has MDR-TB are still outsourced to JJ or Hinduja Hospital. Basic infrastructure is not in place. It takes up to a month for results to arrive,” said a seniormedical officer at Sewri TB Hospital.




#Aadhaar a ploy to deny subsidies #UID

Special Correspondent, The Hindu

The two left parties, CPI (M) and the CPI, along with their frontal units, have expressed anguish over the spate of problems confronting residents and the working class living under Tirupati Municipal Corporation and in its outlaying colonies.

CPI’s State committee member, P. Harinadha Reddy, district party secretary, A. Rama Naidu and other leaders while addressing a workers’ meeting here on Sunday highlighted the non-distribution of ‘Aadhaar’ cards, though the fate of poor and middle class hinged heavily on it to get their LPG cylinders, social security payments in to their bank accounts and what not.

The CPI leaders also criticised the UPA government saying they were using ‘Aadhaar’ card as a ploy to deny citizens their social security benefits, subsidised cooking gas and other benefits.

It was in this context that the leaders renewed their call for a ‘joint fight’ by the two left parties against the ‘indifferent attitude’ of the Central and State governments against the problem of people. City party unit leaders, R. Venkaiah, Chinnam Penchalaiah and others spoke.

Meanwhile, CPI (M) expressed concern not only over the gross understaffing of the wing manning the Underground Drainage System (UDS) in the city (barely 20 to cover 50 divisions) but also on the problem of ‘erratic levels’ in the Underground Drainage System network which cause sewage water to be flooding the roads daily somewhere in the city.



Man held for trying to molest woman in Noida #Vaw

Published: Sunday, Feb 24, 2013, 14:01 IST
Place: Noida | Agency: IANS

The son of a retired IAS officer has been arrested on charges of attempting to sexually assault a young woman who had come to a hotel to learn yoga, police said Sunday.

“We have arrested the accused, whose conduct has been most shameful,” Superintendent of Police Yogesh Singh said.

Police sources identified the young man as Vivek Sharma, son of Deo Dutt Sharma.

In her complaint, the victim alleged that the drunk man tried to force her into his car at a luxury hotel here. When she screamed for help, the hotel staff telephoned the police.

#India-Betel vineyards destroyed for #Posco #Vaw

PRAFULLA DAS, The Hindu , Feb 4,2013

People of Dhinkia and Nuagaon blocking the road to Posco project site in Jagatsingpur district on Sunday. Photo: Lingaraj Panda
The HinduPeople of Dhinkia and Nuagaon blocking the road to Posco project site in Jagatsingpur district on Sunday. Photo: Lingaraj Panda

Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti to intensify agitation if land acquisition continues

“There was heavy fog when we found the police reaching Batatikira. They beat me up and other men, women and children,” said Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti member Manorama Khatua, referring to a lathi charge on agitating villagers on Sunday, when land acquisition for the Posco steel project resumed here.

Since January 14, hundreds of villagers had been agitating peacefully, forming a human chain, at Batatikira against further acquisition of land. On Sunday, demolition of vineyards and felling of trees here were stopped after hundreds came out to oppose the administration’s move to acquire more land. However, a senior administration official claimed that 80 per cent of the residents of Gobindpur supported land acquisition. During the day, 12 betel vines belonging to those who had given their consent for land acquisition were destroyed and they were paid compensation by cheque, the official said. The Collector and Jagatsinghpur Superintendent of Police were present at the spot. Samiti leader Abhay Sahu countered the administration’s claim saying that actually 80 per cent of the people were against handing over their land.

Millions of betel leaves were crushed as the vineyards came crashing down under tractors. Many growers who oppose the land acquisition drive stood mute, even as a few villagers accepted the compensation. Administration officials, who came back from Gobindpur after the Sangram Samiti demanded immediate withdrawal of police from the area, told The Hindu that land acquisition will continue.


#Punjabgangrape : Woman who alleged rape arrested #WTFnews #Vaw

PUNJAB, Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Moga: In a shocking case in Moga in Punjab, the police have arrested a 26-year-old woman for falsely alleging that she was gangraped. According to the police, the charges leveled by the woman were motivated.

The woman, who works as a nurse, had claimed that she was abducted and drugged by a gang of four, including two women, while she was returning from Mohali after a job interview, following which she was gangraped.

Earlier, in another twist to the case, the police had claimed that the woman had been booked in 2012 on charges of injecting an HIV-infected needle into a woman with whose husband she was allegedly having an affair with.

The police had claimed that one of the two women accused of drugging the nurse and letting their male accomplices rape her was the same who claimed to have been infected with HIV. The other woman was her mother, said the police.

The 26-year-old woman claimed to have been gangraped and thrown on the Bathinda-Dabawali road on Sunday eveing. She said that they took her to a room, filmed and gangraped her.


# Punjabgangrape- 26 year old nurse rapped thrown out of moving car #Vaw #WTFnews #punjabshame

Blood lust mars India’s Tiananmen moment #Vaw #delhigangrape

Punjab shame piles on: Gangraped and dumped, nurse critical

TNN | Jan 21, 2013, 03.40 AM IST

BATHINDA: Even before the memories of Patiala gang rape and suicide case fade, another abduction and gang rape of a 26-year-old nurse, who was in Chandigarh to attend a job interview, shocked Punjab on Sunday.In an observation in the Patiala gang rape and suicide case, the Punjab and Haryana high court last month had made scathing criticism of the state of affairs in Punjab, saying there is need to combat the ‘rape culture’ in the state. However, the ‘rape culture’ seems to be continuing in the state without any shame.In the latest case, the nurse from Landeke village in Moga district was thrown out by the rapists from a car on Bathinda-Dabawali road on Sunday evening, two days after her abduction. The girl, who had completed her nursing course from Mata Sahib Kaur College in Gidderbaha in 2007, is battling for life at Bathinda civil hospital now.

According to a statement given to Bathinda’s Rama Mandi police station SHO Paramjeet Singh, the girl, who had been looking for a job, was informed by one of her friends that there was a vacancy at a Sector 34 hospital in Chandigarh.

She took a bus to Chandigarh on Friday morning and got down at Sector 43 bus terminal when an unknown person came to her asking for an address. Before she could utter a word, the girl was dragged into a car in which another woman and a man were seated. They gagged her and the trio injected her with some drug after which she fell unconscious.

When she woke up, she saw four men in a room and one of them was filming her in the nude. When she screamed, he injected her with another dose of some drug. The girl alleged that she was gang-raped by the men. On Sunday morning, she was dragged into a car in a semi-conscious condition by the gang. Later, the girl was thrown out of the vehicle around 5.30pm on Sunday near Rama Mandi area on Bathinda-Dabawali road.

A car driver, Rohitas Kumar of Kular village in Abohar district, spotted the girl in a serious condition and admitted her to the civil hospital in Bathinda.

The police have registered a case and a hunt is on for the culprits, said Gurmeet Singh Kingra, DSP, Bathinda.

Doctor Poonam Dhillon of the civil hospital has conducted a medical examination of the girl and confirmed that the girl was gangraped.

On December 26, a minor girl had ended her life in Patiala after the cops failed to take action against those who violated her. A 26-year-old woman was thrown out of a moving car on Sunday after being abducted and gang-raped in Punjab’s Moga district.

The woman was thrown out by the rapists on the Bathinda-Dabawali road. The victim is battling for life at a hospital.

According to the woman’s statement to the police, she took a bus to Chandigarh on Friday morning. After she got down at Sector 43 bus terminal an unknown person came to her asking for an address. Before she could say anything, she was dragged into a car where there was another woman and a man. They gagged her and injected her with some drug after which she fell unconscious.

When she woke up, she saw four men in a room and one of them was filming her in the nude. When she screamed she was drugged again. She alleged that she was gang-raped by the men. She was thrown out of a car around 5.30pm on Sunday on the Bathinda-Dabawali road.

A car driver saw the woman in a serious condition and brought her to the hospital. A medical examination confirmed that the woman was gang-raped.

The police have registered a case and a hunt is on for the culprits, said Gurmeet Singh Kingra, DSP, Bathinda.


Maharashtra tribal Christians face Boycott

John Dayal

PALGHAR, Maharashtra,  Jan 12, 2013 — For over 10 days, a torn Bible and a damaged harmonium have been lying in a makeshift prayer hall which villagers now take turn to guard—just the way the attackers had left them on December 30 (2012). Although the anger has subsided, the tribals are unable to muster courage to resume their Sunday prayer service.

The tribal Christians of Tamsai village in Palghar claim that the makeshift prayer hall was attacked after the gram panchayat threatened them to stop the prayer service or else “face the consequences”. They allege that the villagers who attacked them were “angered” by the spread of Christianity.

While the Palghar Superintendent of Police claimed it was an internal fight among villagers without any communal motive, the sarpanch of the gram panchayat denied having made any threat of a social boycott.

According to the victims, the attackers were from their own village and from neighbouring villages. “Most of them are known to us,” claimed Raju Bhoir. The victims said they were carrying out their regular Sunday worship service when a few village men came and stopped the prayers. The tribals, who insist that they have not converted into Christianity but merely follow the path of Jesus, have been carrying out prayer services for the last three years.

Bharat Patil, 22, who has “dedicated” himself to religious work says that the panchayat has unanimously decided to boycott those who accepted Christianity. “They have decided to deny us water and firewood if we stay converted. We have been trying to convince them that our documents still remain the same. We have just chosen a newer way of life without undergoing any sort of conversion,” he said.

Superintendent of Police (Palghar) Anil Kumbhare said: “The village has seen several outsiders regularly visiting them and preaching Christianity. On that day, too, some people had come and it led to an internal fight.”

According to the tribal Christians, the gram panchayat has denied them access to village wells and firewood. “We were thrashed. They walked in while the prayer was on. Many women were also attacked,” said Sainath Amboravate whose family embraced Christianity a decade ago and who now works as a preacher.

Disruption caused during the Sunday morning prayers on December 30 has shaken the villagers in Tamsai and Pochade.

“When those men came, we called the local police immediately. Police arrived, too. But no one helped. We are afraid that these people might strike back,” said Patil.

“Around 300 people come to our village every Sunday for prayers. We had just gathered when these men barged in and began damaging the musical instruments. A copy of the Bible was torn. About 25 of the worshippers sustained injuries and had to be treated,” Patil claimed. “We have given the names of those who attacked us but the police have not taken any action,” said Bhoir.

“It was an internal fight and was resolved on the same day. We have recorded their statements,” said Senior Police Inspector of Manor Vijay Pawar.

Village sarpanch Kailash Andher claimed that it was a “petty quarrel” among a few villagers and was not communal in nature. “It was a small fracas and was resolved immediately,” he said.

A group of villagers on Thursday met former president of the Indian Christian Voice Dr. Abraham Mathai. “The tribal Christians from Mokhada, Wada, Vikramgarg and now Palghar have continued to suffer from a spate of attacks perpetrated by extremist elements because of the communal bias of the police. It is most shocking when these poor tribals are attacked in the presence of the police,” Mathai said.


Dy Tehsildar on #Dhule riot duty finds son ‘shot dead by cops’


ZEESHAN SHAIKH : Dhule, Tue Jan 08 2013, , IE

For 33 years, Deputy Tehsildar Abdul Halim Ansari worked for the state, never doubting that it was largely fair, just and honest towards all citizens. That perception changed on Sunday, after his 30-year-old son died before his eyes, allegedly gunned down by the orders of the same administration that he has served all his life.

Ansari, 58, believes that the police shot his son in cold blood. He says not one colleague or senior official from the administration that he has been part of all his working life has visited him in his tragedy. He says that he will not return to work now; he cannot be part of a “biased” system any more.

On Sunday afternoon, as a quarrel between a Hindu street food vendor and two Muslim youths escalated into riots in communally sensitive Dhule town, 325 km north of Mumbai, Ansari received a call from work.

“One of my colleagues was injured, and I took him to hospital. I was then asked to return to office to collect safety gear and head to Machchli Bazaar where violence had broken out,” Ansari said.

“Suddenly, I received a call saying my son had been injured. I rushed to the hospital. He gestured to me to say he had been shot and asked for some water,” Ansari said. “He died in front of my eyes.”

Ansari’s son, Hafiz Asif Abdul Halim, was an Islamic scholar who had a small provision store outside his home. He had gone to Machchli Bazaar to buy the family’s weekly stock of vegetables.

“The police shot him deliberately, he had done nothing,” Ansari said. “I am not going to return to work. I can’t work for a biased system.”

The families of the three other men killed in Sunday’s firing echoed Ansari. “How can you explain a 17-year-old being shot twice in the back? How can the police shoot a kid who was trying his best to get away from them?” asked Arif Patel, the uncle of Rizwan Raees Patel, who studied in class 12.

Twenty-year-old electrician Imran Ali Qamruddin was supposed to get married this May. His brother Asif Ali said Imran had been complaining of pain in the right side of his body and had an appointment with a Mumbai doctor who was to put him through MRI and CT scans.

“I know that everyone who losses a family member in such incidents says that their relative was not involved in the riots. But I sincerely tell you that Imran never involved himself in such activities,” Asif said.

Asim Shaikh, 24, was an egg vendor who was allegedly shot by police while on his weekly round of the market, delivering eggs to shops.

“It is God’s will. Dhule suffered a lot during the riots of 2008 as well. I have faith in Allah and He will give us justice, but I pray that no father irrespective of religion should ever have to suffer the death of his young son,” Nasir Shaikh, Asim’s father, said.


Delhi priest arrested for raping woman, was he follower of #Asarambapu #religiousrapists

Inderjeet [ Updated 07 Jan 2013, 11:02:54 ], Indiatv
Delhi priest arrested for raping woman

New Delhi, Jan 7: Madan Mohan Sharma, a 55-year-old priest at a temple in Pandav Nagar, east Delhi, was arrested by police on Sunday on charge of raping a woman.

The woman, wife of a temple attendant, was asked by Sharma to prepare prasad at  his house. The priest then allegedly raped her. The woman later informed her husband, who went to the police.

Medical test proved that the victim was raped, and the priest has been arrested, police said.


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