The Indian government must pay heed to the petition on Supreme Court and take steps to ban female genital mutilation (female khatna) as it is unconstitutional and an egregious violation of human rights
Sixteen-year-old Akil Wani left his home to fetch medicines for his ailing mother on the morning of 9 April. Elections were being held for the Srinagar Lok Sabha seat. A few hours later, his parents received Akil's blood-soaked body.
A pregnant woman was allegedly stripped and paraded by kin of her husband's first wife in DC Thanda village in the district, police said.