India: Modi govt attacking rights of SC/ST: Selja

Chandigarh, Feb 16 (PTI) In the backdrop of an apex court ruling that states are not bound to provide reservation in appointments or promotions, the Haryana Congress on Sunday held a protest, accusing the Narendra Modi government of attacking rights of the STs/SCs and OBCs.

The Supreme Court had given the judgment last week, upholding the contention of the Uttarakand BJP government.

India: 4-year-old girl raped in Haryana's Panchkula

Chandigarh, Feb 15 (PTI) A four-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a school bus driver in Haryana's Panchkula district, police said on Saturday.

The incident occurred in the bus in Pinjore on Friday, an officer said.

The girl has been admitted to a hospital. Efforts are on to nab the accused, the police said.

A case has been registered under relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, police said.

India: Dalit teen gang-raped in Haryana's Panipat

Chandigarh, Jan 25 (PTI) A 15-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped and raped by two men in Haryana's Panipat district, police said on Saturday.

The girl was going to tuition centre on her scooter on Friday evening when two men waylaid her and then took her to a secluded place in their car, an official of the Model Town police station said.

She was given something laced with sedatives before being gang-raped the official said.

India: Minor raped, gagged to death in Haryana's Mewat

Chandigarh, Dec 28 (PTI) A minor girl was raped and gagged to death in Ferozepur Jhirka of Haryana's Mewat district, police said.

The eight-year-old victim along with two other girls had gone out to graze goats on Thursday, police said adding that as one of her goats went missing, she went in search for it but did not return home.

Her family members found her body in a forest area on Friday, police said adding that the victim's body was found in a pool of blood.

India: Minor girl raped repeatedly by four persons in Haryana

Chandigarh, Dec 12 (PTI) A 12-year-old girl has alleged that she was raped repeatedly by four persons, including a minor, on several occasions in Haryana's Karnal district, police said on Thursday.

In her compliant, the girl has alleged that the accused, who live near her house in Karnal, committed the crime at her home when her parents used to be away for work, they said.

India: Jat body seeks ban on 'Panipat', says facts distorted

Chandigarh, Dec 9 (PTI) A prominent Jat body on Monday demanded a ban on the screening of Ashutosh Gowariker's "Panipat", alleging that it depicted Jat ruler Maharaja Surajmal in an unseemly light.

All-India Jat Aarakshan Sangarsh Samiti's national president Yashpal Malik also alleged that historical facts had been distorted in the film.

At its core committee meeting in Rohtak's Jassia, the organisation demanded legal action against the film producer besides a ban on it in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and other places.

India: Five youth held for molesting school girl in Gurgaon

Gurgaon, Dec 7 (PTI) Five men were arrested in Gurgaon for allegedly molesting a minor girl as she was returning home from school, police said on Saturday.

The incident occurred around noon on Friday under Farukh Nagar police station area and the girl's father lodged a complaint against the accused, Gurgaon police PRO Subhash Boken said.

India: Man rapes minor daughter, poisons her to conceal crime

Chandigarh, Dec 7 (PTI) The Haryana Police has arrested a man who allegedly raped his daughter and killed her by administering rat poison in a bid to conceal his crime, an official said on Saturday.

The accused was arrested on Friday from Indore, Deputy Superintendent of Police (Headquarters) Gorakhpal told reporters in Rohtak.

The accused, a factory worker, had a strained relationship with his wife and the couple had been living separately at Rohtak for the past six months.

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