The death of the Unnao rape victim at a hospital here after she was set ablaze led to sorrowful and angry reactions from her family members, who demanded justice by killing the accused either by imitating the Hyderabad 'encounter' or by hanging them to death.While opposition leaders accused the Uttar Pradesh government of failing to provide security and justice to those brutalised by sexual violence in the state, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath gave the assurance that the case would be pleaded in a fast track court to provide speedy justice to the deceased woman's family.Following a post-mortem examination, her body is being taken to her native village in Unnao's Bihar area by road in an ambulance.Close Stating that the perpetrators responsible for the victim's death have no right to live, her father and brother demanded that they either be chased by police and killed in an encounter or be hanged to death. related news Tax cuts under consideration, focus on boosting growth, … [Read more...] about Unnao victim’s family demands that accused be killed; political reactions to her death pour in
Laura loomer on twitter
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones lost a bid to dismiss a defamation lawsuit brought against him by the parents of a boy killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre, according to court documents released on Thursday.Judge Scott Jenkins in Travis County, Texas, where Jones lives, said Jones’ motion to dismiss the lawsuit was “in all respects denied,” court papers showed.Jones has used his media platform Infowars to call the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school that killed 26 people a hoax, and suggested a political cover-up took place by left-wing forces seeking to take advantage of the shooting to promote gun control.Close Leonard Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa, whose 6-year-old son Noah was murdered at Sandy Hook, said they sued because they were harassed and forced to move seven times after Jones called them liars and frauds, according to court documents. related news At least eight killed in Kenya in suspected Islamist militant attack OPEC … [Read more...] about US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones loses bid to stop defamation lawsuit
After a rigorous struggle and a long wait, the Supreme Court of India decriminalised gay sex in a landmark verdict on September 6. What followed was shared rejoicing by activists, the film fraternity and politicians.However, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has maintained an eerie silence over the issue. At a time when the Indian as well as international media are celebrating the historic verdict, with congratulatory messages flooding social media platforms, the BJP is tightlipped.The only exception has been BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy, who told news channels that “homosexuality is a genetic flaw” and that "this verdict would give rise to issues like increase in gay bars and the number of HIV cases”. Stating that homosexuality cannot be treated like an alternate sexual behaviour, Swamy said, “There is no finality in the Supreme Court’s judgement today, and this can be overturned by a seven-judge bench." Swamy had earlier told the … [Read more...] about Why is the BJP silent on Supreme Court’s landmark verdict decriminalising gay sex?
The tragic death of the Unnao gangrape victim led to nationwide outrage with protests erupting in several parts on Saturday and her family demanding that the perpetrators be chased and killed like in the Hyderabad incident while Opposition parties accused the BJP government of Uttar Pradesh of failing to provide security to those brutalised by sexual violence.Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath assured the grieving family of speedy justice, saying a fast track court would decide the case and all the accused persons were arrested. He later announced an ex gratia of Rs 25 lakh for the family.The Opposition alleged that law-and-order situation has "completely collapsed" and the state has become the country's "rape capital" and demanding "removal" of the Adityanath government.Close After battling for her life with more than 90 percent burns for almost 40 hours, the 23-year-old woman died following a cardiac arrest on Friday night at the Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi. related news No … [Read more...] about Unnao victim’s family demands accused be chased and killed; Oppn attacks Adityanath govt