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Ishrat Jahan, a Triple Talaq Petitioner Writes to West Bengal CM Seeking Security After Supreme Court Verdict

Ishrat Jahan had been facing threats from her neighbours and in-laws after the verdict of Supreme Court

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Triple Talaq petitioner faces threats after the verdict of Supreme Court. Pixabay
  • Ishrat Jahan who was among the five triple talaq petitioners wrote to the Chief Minister of West Bengal seeking security
  • She had been facing threats from her neighbours and in-laws after the verdict of Supreme Court
  • She stated that the historical judgement of Supreme Court made her extremely happy

Kolkata, August 27, 2017: Ishrat Jahan who was among the five petitioners in the case of triple talaq, wrote to the Chief Minister of West Bengal on Friday. She was seeking security from the CM for herself and her children as she had been facing threats from her neighbours and in-laws after the verdict of Supreme Court.

Jahan’s legal adviser, Nazia Elahi Khan, said that a few of her neighbours and her in-laws were accusing her of going against her community’s interests due to which they are subjecting her and her children to threats and abuses. Her in-laws reside in the same locality as hers.

“I have written a letter to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee seeking protection for my children and me,” Ishrat told PTI.

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“Copies of the letter have also been forwarded to the Howrah City Police Commissionerate and the local Golabari police station,” she said.

She stated that the historical judgement of Supreme Court made her extremely happy. However, she, along with her legal advisor was forced to write to the Chief Minister when she started being teased, was threatened over calls and abused ever since the passing of the verdict.

“I urge you to take steps for providing security to me and my children,” she said in the letter.

Prepared by Harsimran Kaur of NewsGram. Twitter @Hkaur1025

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Reportedly, India Receives 5 lakh Cyber Security Alerts Daily

While India speeds up it's mission to transform into a digital economy with upgraded technologies, the country faces one of the highest rates of cyber security threats in the Asia Pacific region.

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India faces one of the highest rates of cyber security threats in the Asia Pacific region. Pixabay

As India speeds up its mission to transform into a truly digital economy with technologies like 5G, the country faces one of the highest rates of cyber security threats in the Asia Pacific region — receiving over 500,000 security alerts daily — which is nearly three times the global average, a new report said on Monday.

According to a joint KPMG in India-Indian Mobile Congress-COAI report released on the first day of “IMC 2019” here, organizations need to be open with consumers about their data being collected as cybercrimes grow.

The impact of a data breach to an organisation averaged $3.9 million globally in 2018; it was around $1.83 million in India last year.

“Nearly 39 per cent of security alerts remain unattended owing to the lack of relevant skill-sets. Though there are approximately 600,000 digitally skilled employees in India, only 10-12 per cent have cybersecurity skills, while even fewer have data protection and privacy skills,” lamented the report.

The skill gap may increase further with rapid digitalization and is being cited as one of main reasons for not adopting advanced security practices and technology.

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There are approximately 600,000 digitally skilled employees in India, only 10-12 per cent have Cyber security skills. Pixabay

“Here, it has become essential for organizations to offer relevant training to upskill and reskill employees,” said the report.

To add to their burden, more than half the security alerts investigated by organisations turned out to be false. This experts additional pressure on cybersecurity personnel.

“As India speeds up its mission to transform into a truly digital economic, cybersecurity threats and privacy concerns could impede its success,” said the report.

All stakeholders involved (government, industry, consumers and regulators) should consider implementation of advanced cybersecurity technologies.

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As India speeds up its mission to transform into a truly digital economic, Cyber Security threats and privacy concerns could impede its success. Pixabay

“Considering the rising threats of the digital age, organisations need to have a comprehensive security architecture in place, one which ensures the protection of critical data across varied networks and environments, and technologies that dynamically respond to threats as they emerge,’ the KPMG in India report mentioned.

It is becoming clear that data ethics, privacy and security need to form an integral part of every organisation’s risk appetite and Board agendas to monitor progress.

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“This will require collaboration between entities that extract the data, and those responsible for ensuring that the data is used effectively and ethically,” the report said. (IANS)