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Indian man’s three-month jail term upheld in Dubai

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Abu Dhabi: A Dubai court has upheld a three-month jail term for an Indian man convicted of sexual assault for kissing a woman employee’s hand, a media report said.

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On February 19, the convict, an Indian manager at Dubai International Airport, kissed the hand of an Emirati female employee, a newspaper reported on Friday.

“I was at Terminal 2 of Dubai International Airport where I work. I took a short break and headed to the Indian airline section, where the defendant was,” the victim said.

The victim, a customer service agent, said the convict joined her in the break room and they spoke about her aviation exam.

The victim said, “I went to the testing room and logged into the system to check the exam. He came and said he could help me. I agreed, then I accidentally dropped my pen.”

“When I reached for it he grabbed my hand and kissed it, telling me not to worry and that he would help me pass,” she added.

Later she and her husband complained to the airport police about the incident which the convict denied in court.

The convict told the court in March, “I never did anything to her, not even touch her. I am innocent.”

However, prosecutors said the Indian manager confessed to the crime during investigation but had denied the charge of sexual assault in the criminal and appeal courts.

With inputs from IANS

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Indian Women in UAE Launches Year-Long Mission to Protect Environment through Series of Initiatives

The ILA has committed to run sustainable environmentally friendly and social awareness campaigns in the community each month

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In an interview with Gulf News, Sunita Wagle, President of the ILA, said on Sunday: "We just collected 500 kg of paper from the community. Pixabay

The Indian Ladies Association (ILA), a United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based community welfare body, has launched a year-long mission to protect the environment through a series of initiatives, including collection of discarded paper, e-waste, cleaning of beaches and tree planting in Abu Dhabi.

In an interview with Gulf News, Sunita Wagle, President of the ILA, said on Sunday: “We just collected 500 kg of paper from the community. It included used office papers, magazines, books, paper bags, notebooks, textbooks and newspapers copies.”

The ILA has committed to run sustainable environmentally friendly and social awareness campaigns in the community each month and this would continue throughout the year to educate people about the environment and seek their participation in making the world a greener place.

“By the end of October, we will launch our plantation drive to encourage people to plant ghaf and neem trees. We will plant the trees and arrange for their regular irrigation.

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In an interview with Gulf News, Sunita Wagle, President of the ILA, said on Sunday: “We just collected 500 kg of paper from the community.” Pixabay

“The ILA just provides a platform to the community to come forward and participate in the environmentally friendly campaigns,” Wagle added.

The ILA is one of the five Indian community organisations in Abu Dhabi which are registered with the UAE’s Ministry of Community Development.

It was also planning to spread environmental awareness among labourers. As part of the mission, the ILA will visit labour camps to give saplings to workers to plant.

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“We are in the process of obtaining permission from the concerned labour camps,” Wagle told Gulf News. (IANS)