Articles about Rekha Sharma

Mamata Banerjee's remark on Nadia gang rape irks NCW chief

13 Apr 2022

India
Mamata Banerjee's remark on Nadia gang rape irks NCW chief

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee drew criticism from the National Commission for Women (NCW) chief Rekha Sharma for her recent comments on the Nadia gang rape case.

NCW writes to UP DGP over Sitapur rape threat incident

08 Apr 2022

India
NCW writes to UP DGP over Sitapur rape threat incident

The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Friday took cognizance of an alleged incident involving Bajrang Muni Das—mahant of Maharshi Shri Lakshman Das Udasin Ashram—threatening Muslim women with rape in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur.

Taapsee, others criticize NCW member's comments about Budaun gang-rape

08 Jan 2021

Entertainment
Taapsee, others criticize NCW member's comments about Budaun gang-rape

Several Bollywood actors, including Taapsee Pannu, Pooja Bhatt, and Urmila Matondkar, have slammed a National Commission for Women (NCW) member over her controversial comments about the recent Budaun gang-rape case.

Haryana CM says Centre looking to check 'love jihad' cases

01 Nov 2020

Politics
Haryana CM says Centre looking to check 'love jihad' cases

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said that the Centre is looking into ways to check 'love jihad' cases.

MP: Kamal Nath issues clarification after 'item' remark sparks controversy

19 Oct 2020

Politics
MP: Kamal Nath issues clarification after 'item' remark sparks controversy

Madhya Pradesh Indian National Congress (INC) chief Kamal Nath on Monday sought to clarify his controversial remarks against state Minister for Women and Child Development (WCD) Imarti Devi.

Woman Congress worker thrashed in Uttar Pradesh's Deoria

11 Oct 2020

Politics
Woman Congress worker thrashed in Uttar Pradesh's Deoria

A woman Congress leader was thrashed at an internal meeting of the party in Uttar Pradesh's Deoria.

Swara, Malviya, Digvijaya served notices for revealing Hathras victim's identity

06 Oct 2020

India
Swara, Malviya, Digvijaya served notices for revealing Hathras victim's identity

The National Commission for Women (NCW) has served notices to BJP's social media cell head Amit Malviya, actor Swara Bhasker, and Congress leader Digvijaya Singh for allegedly revealing the identity of Hathras gang-rape victim.

MP: DG rank officer brutally beats wife; captured on video

28 Sep 2020

India
MP: DG rank officer brutally beats wife; captured on video

A disturbing video of Madhya Pradesh's Additional Director General (ADG) of Police, Purushottam Sharma, where the officer is seen brutally assaulting his wife, has been doing the rounds on social media since Monday morning.

NCW chief demands Sena MLA's arrest for threatening Kangana

05 Sep 2020

India
NCW chief demands Sena MLA's arrest for threatening Kangana

National Commission For Women (NCW) chief Rekha Sharma has called for the immediate arrest of Shiv Sena MLA, Pratap Sarnaik, for threatening actor Kangana Ranaut.

In garb of entertainment, TikTok promotes rape, domestic violence

19 May 2020

India
In garb of entertainment, TikTok promotes rape, domestic violence

From being a harmless app meant for leisure, TikTok has turned into a problematic platform, one that brazenly promotes rape, domestic violence, acid attacks, and strokes religious tensions.

TikTok "celebrity" justifies acid attack, problematic video gets NCW's attention

18 May 2020

India
TikTok "celebrity" justifies acid attack, problematic video gets NCW's attention

With 13.4 million subscribers, one would expect TikTok celebrities to be mindful of the content they are creating, but Faisal Siddiqui, deemed as a star on the platform showed that's perhaps too much to ask.

Coronavirus lockdown: France to shift domestic violence victims to hotels

02 Apr 2020

World
Coronavirus lockdown: France to shift domestic violence victims to hotels

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, as lockdowns across several parts of the world forced people indoors, the incidents of domestic abuse have surged.

Ankhon mein ankhein: Azam Khan makes sexist comment in LS

25 Jul 2019

Politics
Ankhon mein ankhein: Azam Khan makes sexist comment in LS

Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan, who is known for his controversial statements, sparked another uproar in the Lok Sabha on Thursday when he made a lewd comment against BJP MP Rama Devi, who was filling in for speaker Om Birla.

#MeToo: Tiranga TV's employee harasses junior, sends sexually inappropriate messages

18 Jul 2019

India
#MeToo: Tiranga TV's employee harasses junior, sends sexually inappropriate messages

Days after senior journalist Barkha Dutt slammed Kapil Sibal and his wife for duping 200 employees of Tiranga TV, the news channel has been hit by yet another controversy.

Azam Khan sparks row with 'underwear' comment against Jaya Prada

15 Apr 2019

Politics
Azam Khan sparks row with 'underwear' comment against Jaya Prada

Senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Sunday sparked a controversy after he allegedly made offensive remarks against actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada.

#MeToo-impact: NCW thinks better law to address workplace-harassment is needed

18 Nov 2018

India
#MeToo-impact: NCW thinks better law to address workplace-harassment is needed

In what can be seen as the aftermath of #MeToo movement which swept India in October, the National Commission for Women is mulling creation of a separate law or policy to address all forms of gender bias at workplaces.

Haryana gangrape: NCW directs Haryana DGP to apprise of probe

15 Sep 2018

India
Haryana gangrape: NCW directs Haryana DGP to apprise of probe

The National Commission for Women has directed Haryana Police chief BS Sandhu to apprise it of the probe at the earliest in the gangrape of a 19-year-old woman in Haryana's Mahendargarh district.

BJP MP calls for a 'purush-aayog', because men suffer too!

03 Sep 2018

Politics
BJP MP calls for a 'purush-aayog', because men suffer too!

Harinarayan Rajbhar, a BJP MP from Ghosi, UP, has said there should be a commission for men, like the National Commission for Women, as he believes men suffer too.

#KeralaSexAbuse: Confessions in churches misused, women's panel wants it abolished

27 Jul 2018

India
#KeralaSexAbuse: Confessions in churches misused, women's panel wants it abolished

In light of two sex scandals that rocked Kerala churches, the National Commission for Women (NCW) has asked the government to step up and abolish the practice of 'confession' as it obstructs women safety.

Facebook to launch digital literacy program for Indian women

03 Jun 2018

India
Facebook to launch digital literacy program for Indian women

Social networking giant, Facebook has announced a partnership with the National Commission for Women (NCW), wherein they'll launch a digital literacy program for women in collaboration with the Cyber Peace Foundation (CPF).

Unnao rape: Alleged pressure from high-profile leaders to protect MLA

16 Apr 2018

India
Unnao rape: Alleged pressure from high-profile leaders to protect MLA

Preliminary CBI investigation has revealed that several high-profile politicians, bureaucrats and cops were involved in shielding BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, accused of raping an 18-year-old woman, sources said.