crimes against the girl child continue to haunt India

The country’s alarmingly skewed child sex-ratio continues its disturbing trend with a decline in birth of nearly three million girls as opposed to 2.06 million boys during 2001-11, according to the ‘Children in India -2012: A statistical appraisal’ report recently released by the Ministry of Statistic and Programme Implementation. As per the report, Haryana, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi, Chandigarh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh continue to indicate startlingly low child sex-ratio.


Rajasthan Pastor's attackers arrested and released on bail

Police in Rajasthan have arrested two suspects in connection with the brutal attack of tribal pastor Ninama in Pratapgarh district.The two suspects, named only as Dhuliya and Gautam were arrested March 14 for robbing and stripping the pastorThe accused were later released after posting bail.Pastor Hari Shankar Ninama, 65, was attacked by at least 10 men in Ambarunda village in pratapgarh district of Rajasthan.