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Twitter demands #JusticeForZainab

KARACHI: Little and innocent Zainab was murdered after she was brutally disgraced by beasts in human garb in Kasur. The seven-year old girl was found dumped at a garbage point in the city ready to become the food of stray dogs. The cold-blooded murder of the flower-like little girl has shocked every sensible person. The…

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Zainab’s murder: New CCTV emerges

SAMAA has acquired a new CCTV footage in which seven-year-old Zainab can be seen with an unidentified man. Zainab, a resident of Kasur district, was found dead in a garbage heap six days after she went missing from her house. The girl, according to medics, was subjected to sexual assault before being murdered by her…

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Open letter from little Zainab

By Tatheer ul Islam Dear world,  I am Zainab. I am seven years old. I was the eighth child of my parents. I live in Kasur. I was assaulted by beasts in human garb who murdered me mercilessly. He said to me he will offer me my favorite candies and will take me to the…

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Zainab laid to rest in Kasur amid grief, tears

Zainab, a seven-year-old girl, was laid to rest amid sobs and tears as hundreds of devastated family and friends turned up to attend her funeral prayer in Kasur.  Large numbers of local residents attended her second funeral. The first was led by PAT leader Dr Tahir ul Qadri earlier in the day. CM presides over…

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Man weeps for brother who lost life in Kasur protest

am The brother of Muhammed Ali, who was killed in straight fire by police,  said his brother came out on road to demand justice for little Zainab. Talking to Samaa, the brother wept profusely and queried, “Who will provide us justice? My brother has little children.” Watch what he said.

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Tahir-ul-Qadri leads funeral prayer for Zainab

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chairman Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri Wednesday led the funeral prayer of little girl who was murdered following sexual assault in the city. Dr. Qadri left for Kasur soon after the protests erupted in the city as demonstrators made preparations for the funeral prayers. In the violent protests, two demonstrators lost their lives…

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Time’s Up: Top actresses launch campaign against sexual abuse

WASHINGTON: More than 300 top women in Hollywood — from Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence to Emma Thompson and Cate Blanchett — unveiled an initiative Monday to tackle pervasive sexual harassment in workplaces, calling special attention to their “sisters” in less than glamorous blue-collar jobs. The initiative, dubbed Time’s Up, caps a year in which…

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US chief justice orders review of sexual harassment standards in judiciary

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts speaks at the dedication of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, U.S., September 24, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo WASHINGTON: U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts said on Sunday he would launch a review in 2018 of how the federal judiciary handles…

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Hollywood’s #MeToo hits Washington

Washington: From the White House to Congress to the Supreme Court, Washington has had its share of sexual scandals. But the #MeToo wave exposing sexual misconduct which began in Hollywood slammed into the US capital this week, triggering a dizzying slew of allegations, apologies and resignations. Democratic Senator Al Franken said he was sorry after…

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Ellen Page: I was ‘outed’ by director Brett Ratner

NEWS DESK: Ellen Page wrote a detailed Facebook post, becoming the latest actress to speak out against director and producer Brett Ratner, reported BBC. She says he outed her in public before she herself had fully realised she was gay. According to her, it happened on the set of X Men: The Last Stand when…

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Men With No Respect For Women To Be Dealt With Sternly: Delhi Court

NEWS DESK: A Delhi court has refused to quash the jail term of a man held guilty in a sexual harassment case, saying persons who have no respect for women need to be taught that such behaviour will invite stringent punishment. Special Judge Sandeep Yadav upheld the one-year sentence of convict Virender Kumar while dismissing…

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India nun rape case: Bangladeshi man jailed for life

NEWS DESK: A court in eastern India has sentenced a Bangladeshi man to life in prison for raping an elderly nun in March 2015, reported CNN. The court in Kolkata (Calcutta) found Nazrul Islam guilty of rape and attempted murder. Five other men were jailed for 10 years for robbery during the assault in Ranaghat,…

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Woman assaulted on footpath in India

NEW DELHI: An Indian woman was allegedly raped in full public view in the port city of Visakhapatnam, local media reported. The incident happened near New Railway Colony on Sunday afternoon when the woman, who was sitting next to a tree on the footpath, was raped by a youth in his early twenties. According to…

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As #MeToo movement gains momentum, Kolkata police take up responsibility

NEWS DESK: Kolkata Police have responded to the viral #MeToo hashtag, calling upon women to talk about sexual harassment or assault and urged residents of the West Bengal capital to not to be “afraid and to report to the police every time” they face any threat, reported Hindustan Times. The police department has shared a…

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Shiv Sena beat Muslim man black and blue for being with Hindu woman

NEWS DESK: A hotel owner said Shiv Sena men dragged a Muslim man out of his hotel and assaulted him for being with a Hindu woman in Barmer district’s Balotra area on Thursday, reported The Indian Express. “The Muslim man and the Hindu Rajput woman had checked into a hotel in Balotra, but soon after,…

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Video: Girl’s family assaults boy for crossing by their street

GHOTKI: A boy was assaulted by the brothers of a girl allegedly for harassing her, on Thursday. As per details, the boy’s clothes were torn after he was assaulted. The brothers of the girl, who was allegedly harassed by the boy, also cut his hair by force. “This boy used to come by our street…

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Taylor Swift wins groping lawsuit

Denver, United States: Pop superstar Taylor Swift was celebrating Monday after winning a sexual assault lawsuit against a former radio DJ she accused of groping her. A jury in Denver federal court deliberated for four hours before allowing her complaint that David Mueller had fondled her buttocks during a photo opportunity in 2013. Swift was…

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Indian man hit by ball protests, boy beats him to death with bat

NEW DELHI: A juvenile battered a 22-year-old youth to death in north Delhi’s Sabzi Mandi, angered by the latter’s protests at getting hit by a cricket ball, reported Times of India. When the police reached the spot after being informed by a witness around 8pm on Tuesday, Angad Gupta lay bleeding, but could not be…

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Woman battered to death with bricks after being gang-raped in India

HARYANA: An Indian woman was gang-raped and then brutally murdered by men who smashed her skull with bricks after she had threatened to inform authorities, police in Haryana, said on Monday. Police have arrested two men for rape and murder in Sonipat town, and six more were being investigated after the victim’s mother accused them…

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German tourist says she was raped in south India

NEW DELHI: A German tourist has accused two men of taking her captive and raping her in southern India, police said Monday, just weeks after the rape and murder of an Irish woman in Goa. The woman told police two men dragged her to a secluded spot from a private beach resort in the southern…

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Karachi: Eight held over assault on minor girl

KARACHI: Police have arrested at least eight suspects in connection with rape and torture of an eight-year-old girl in Karachi. Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mian Saqib Nisar, on Friday took suo motu notice of the incident, directing Sindh inspector general of police, AD Khawaja, to submit a report. Police said at suspects apprehended yesterday have…

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