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2. When courts fail sexual assault victims

2. When courts fail sexual assault victims
2. When courts fail sexual assault victims
5 THINGS FIRST

Today: Vice Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen SK Saini on US visit; IPL (RR vs RCB, DC vs CSK); New Zealand goes to polls; Tomorrow: IPL (SRH vs KKR, MI vs KXIP); A decade-old UN arms embargo against Iran expires

1. Hathras: What UP Police’s three-layer security looks like
1. Hathras: What UP Police’s three-layer security looks like
  • The Uttar Pradesh police told the Supreme Court that it is providing a three-layer security to the family of the young Dalit woman who died after assault and alleged gang-rape by four upper caste men in the Hathras village. That security has also meant the family is heavily surveilled.
  • There are three levels of checks on the way to their house, TOI finds — at the entry to the village, around the victim’s house and then at the house itself. Newly-installed CCTV cameras record every movement. For added measure, cops posted outside the house make a note of every individual entering and leaving the house.
  • A local intelligence unit official records the video of the conversation media personnel have with the family. “We need to have a record of all statements the family makes,” the official said. The justification? “It is only for their safety. It is to ensure no one misguides the family into saying something. If they refuse, conversations will not be recorded.” Cops had earlier sealed off the district and even prevented opposition politicians from reaching the spot.
  • The family, meanwhile, says they want to move out of the village that has been their home for generations. “It would be impossible to stay on after all that has happened. It would be easier on us if we went somewhere else,” the victim’s elder brother told TOI. They are considering Delhi; “it would mean a lot if the government helped us move,” he says. “Being here will be a constant reminder of what happened to our sister,” the younger brother said.
  • The UP Police’s special investigation team that is investigating the related cases — the main investigation is being conducted by the CBI — is likely to seek a second extension to table its report. The SIT was scheduled to submit its findings on Saturday, after the 10-day extension of its original deadline of October 7.
3. What’s causing the deluge in peninsular India
3. What’s causing the deluge in peninsular India
4. Life expectancy’s up, but hunger pangs remain
4. Life expectancy’s up, but hunger pangs remain
6. Will raising the marriage age for girls help them?
6. Will raising the marriage age for girls help them?
7. The sharpest 15-day declines in Covid cases & deaths
7. The sharpest 15-day declines in Covid cases & deaths
  • In the sharpest fortnightly dips in Covid-19 cases and deaths in the country, new infections fell by 18.4% in the first half of October from the previous 15-day period (September 16-30), while deaths fell by nearly 19%.
  • Cases in the first 15 days of this month have been the lowest fortnightly count since the second half of August, per daily data collated from state governments (see above graphic). It was also the second straight fortnight when cases declined.
  • The death toll has followed a similar pattern. Again, the death count had dropped for the first time in the second half of September, although the fall was just 0.2%.
  • The pandemic is on the wane, but with more than 1 million new cases and over 13,000 deaths during the fortnight, it’s far from over.
  • Friday’s count: Active cases dipped below the 800,000 mark for the first time since August 31. Daily cases remained above 60,000, at 62,587, while the death toll was 871, the highest in six days.
8. Smog-hit Delhi: Justice Lokur to monitor stubble burning
8. Smog-hit Delhi: Justice Lokur to monitor stubble burning
9. And the first captaincy casualty this IPL is…
9. And the first captaincy casualty this IPL is…
Karthik (left) and Morgan

  • … Dinesh Karthik. In a media statement, hours before their game against Mumbai Indians (MI) on Friday, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) said Karthik “wishes to handover” the leadership to Eoin Morgan “with a view to focus on his batting and contributing more to the team’s cause”. Karthik was bothered by his batting position this season as well.
  • The 35-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman had taken over the captaincy after the franchise parted ways with Gautam Gambhir after the 2017 season and had led them to the playoffs the next edition. However, this season (before Friday’s match) Karthik had managed just 108 runs at an average of 15.42. Morgan, the 2019 World Cup-winning captain, on the other hand, had scored 175 at 35.00.
  • Against MI, Karthik, coming in at No. 4, could manage just 4 off 8 balls, while new skipper Morgan made a fighting 39 off 29 balls batting at No. 5 to give the total some respectability. But it was another embarrassing defeat for the Knights.
  • The scorecard: MI 149/2 (de Kock 78 not out) beat KKR 148/5 (Cummins 53 not out, Chahar 2-18) by 8 wickets. Tournament page here
BEFORE YOU GO
10. Two unequal pandemic polls
10. Two unequal pandemic polls
  • Impoverished and landlocked South American nation of Bolivia holds a presidential election on Sunday, but apprehension rather than excitement is the prevailing mood. The ballot is a delayed re-run of a fraught and later annulled vote in 2019 that sparked off deadly protests and led to the resignation of leftist President of 14 years, Evo Morales.
  • Morales is now exiled in Argentina, but his chosen stand-in, former economy minister Luis Arce, is a frontrunner. Arce’s main challenger is centrist ex-President Carlos Mesa, who came second to Morales in last year’s vote. There are three other candidates.
  • A candidate needs at least 40% of valid votes in the first round and a ten-point lead to avoid a second-round run-off. But beyond the results, observers fear a repeat of the last year’s riots at the end of it all.
  • A vastly different election awaits the island nation of New Zealand on Saturday. Liberal icon Jacinda Ardern is expected to return as the Prime Minister, buoyed by her astute handling of the pandemic. But the proportional voting system could throw surprises. The challenger? Judith Collins, a centrist who admires former British PM Margaret Thatcher.
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Written by: Rakesh Rai, Judhajit Basu, Sumil Sudhakaran, Tejeesh N.S. Behl
Research: Rajesh Sharma

This article is sourced from timesofindia

2. When courts fail sexual assault victims
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