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New Delhi: On Thursday, Delhi Police booked AAP legislator Somnath Bharti on grounds of domestic violence, months after his wife Lipika Mitra filed a complaint against him alleging domestic abuse.

Bharti, has been named in a First Information Report (FIR) filed under several sections,of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which include domestic abuse at Dwarka North police station in West Delhi.

Police said they filed the FIR naming the Former Law Minister following the June 10 complaint of Bharti’s wife Lipika Mitra.

“It was alleged by Mitra that Bharti has been abusing her ever since their marriage in 2010. She had also claimed that Bharti beat and tortured her and even tried to kill her once,” said a police official.

Bharti has been accused of letting his dogs loose at his wife and their child, according to an official. Sources close to him confirm that he was “shocked at the development” as he was regularly in touch with his wife through SMS till Thurday morning. Bharti himself could not be contacted to confirm this.

Somnath Bharti instead, blamed the police for conspiring against him and framing him under unreasonable charges.

On July 7, the court had dismissed an anticipatory bail petition by Bharti saying that it was “premature” as no FIR had been filed against him. His wife, Lipika Mitra has in addition, registered a complaint against her husband to the National Commission for Women for allegedly abusing her.


(With inputs from IANS)

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The UK Parliamentary Human Rights Committee has grilled Twitter and Facebook representatives over violent and misogynistic abuse of women users, including women MPs.

MP Joanna Cherry accused Twitter “of displaying a pattern of relaxed tolerance to tweets containing violent attacks on women”.

“There seems to be a pattern of Twitter initially ruling that extremely offensive and violent tweets directed at women in public life are acceptable, and that Twitter only reviews their decision when they are pressed by other figures in public life,” The Guardian reported, quoting Cherry.

Cherry showed graphic videos sent to MPs from an account dubbed Sonic Fox, depicting violence towards women.

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Reacting to the comments, Twitter’s head of UK government, public policy and philanthropy Kay Minshall said that she was “horrified”.

“We are acutely aware of the unique experience women have on Twitter and changes we may have to make in our policies to get that right,” she told the panel.

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According to Rebecca Stimson, Facebook’s UK head of public policy, the company has introduced “a dedicated reporting channel for public figures in the UK”.

Minshall said that she would follow up with the Committee to explain why Twitter’s policy does not include sex as a protected characteristic too. (IANS)