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Kolkata: A delegation of National Commission for Women (NCW) led by its chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam will visit Mograhat in West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district on Monday where a minor was allegedly abducted a few months ago, a BJP leader said.

“A delegation of the National Commission (NCW) for Women led by Kumaramangalam will visit Mograhat on Monday,” state BJP’s media convener Krishanu Mitra said.

Family members of the 14-year-old Tutuki Mandal have alleged that she had been kidnapped twice and accused the local police of inaction.

A three-member delegation of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) visited Mondal’s residence in Mograhat’s Enayatpur village during the day and spoke to neighbours and relatives including an uncle.

The delegation comprised of BJP MPs M. J. Akbar, Arjun Ram Meghwal and Saroj Pandey. They said they will submit a report to party president Amit Shah on the visit.B

The delegation noted that the people are living in a “reign of terror” and “intimidation” in the area while police is not taking action, said Mitra.

Blaming the Mamata Banerjee-led state government, the delegation said they would continue protesting if the state government did not rescue her.

The state BJP leadership including president Rahul Sinha have initiated a sit-in- demonstration since Thursday at Moghrahat demanding immediate rescue of the girl. (IANS)



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NEW DELHI - India Navy sending four ships for exercises and port visits with the Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia and Australia to strengthen cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region, its navy said Wednesday, as China's maritime power grows in the area.

The Indian ships will spend more than two months in the region, the navy said in a statement.

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The UK government on Thursday announced that it will move India from the red to the amber list on Sunday, in the country's latest update to the 'Red-Amber-Green' traffic light ratings for arrivals into England amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

This means the visit visas for the UK from India are open, in addition to other long-term visas that have remained open. But travellers from India arriving in England can complete a 10-day quarantine at home or in the place they are staying (not mandatorily quarantine in a managed hotel).

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Pakistan has failed miserably to protect Hindus, their interests.

A Hindu temple in Pakistan's Punjab province was reportedly vandalized by hundreds of people after a nine-year-old Hindu boy, who allegedly urinated at a local seminary, received bail, a media report said on Thursday.

According to the Dawn news report, the incident took place on Wednesday in Bhong town, about 60 km from Rahim Yar Khan city.

Besides the vandalization, the mob also blocked the Sukkur-Multan Motorway (M-5), the report added.

Citing sources, Dawn news said that a case was registered against the minor on July 24 based on a complaint filed by a cleric, Hafiz Muhammad Ibrahim, of the Darul Uloom Arabia Taleemul Quran.

The sources said that "some Hindu elders did tender an apology to the seminary administration saying the accused was a minor and mentally challenged".

But, when a lower court granted him bail a few days ago, some people incited the public in the town on Wednesday and got all shops there closed in protest, the report quoted the sources as further saying.

A video clip showing people wielding clubs and rods storming the temple and smashing its glass doors, windows, lights, and damaging the ceiling fans went viral on social media.

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