Quick Reads: Elderly Woman Beaten To Death Over Property Dispute And More

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It’s easy to miss some important news in the hectic daily schedule, so we have compiled a list of recent women-centric news you may have missed.

In the latest news, an elderly woman was beaten to death by her grandson and daughter-in-law over a property dispute.

Here are some quick reads that will keep you up to date.

Quick Reads

Elderly Woman Beaten To Death Over Property Dispute

In Uttar Pradesh, an elderly woman was beaten to death by her grandson and daughter-in-law over a property dispute.

According to the police, 70-year-old Abhiraji Devi lived with her two songs Girija Shankar Pal and Jata Shankar Pal. Girija’s wife Phula Devi often fought with the elderly woman over the partition of the house and on Saturday night, she and her son Amit thrashed Abhiraji and she died of her injuries.

A case of murder has been registered against the accused and a probe is underway.

Former Afghan Female MP Shot Dead In Kabul

32-year-old Mursal Nabizada, a former lawmaker who refused to flee Afghanistan after the Taliban’s takeover was shot dead along with her bodyguard by unidentified assailants.

Nabizada was critical of the Taliban’s policies and was elected MP under the previous government from a constituency in the Nangarhar district.

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Taliban Says Women’s Rights Not Priority After Education Ban

The Taliban said in a statement that overturning restrictions on women is not a priority for the administration in Afghanistan.

In recent months, the Taliban banned women from attending colleges and universities.

Minor Boys Rape 9-Year-Old Girl

The police said that a nine-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two minor boys, who also took a video of the crime and threatened to make it viral on social media.

According to the relatives, the incident took place on Saturday evening, January 14, when the girl was alone at home. Based on the complaint lodged by the relatives of the girl, an FIR was registered and the girl was sent for a medical examination.

Madras HC Rules Maternity Benefits Can’t Be Denied On Technicalities

The Madras High Court recently held that welfare legislation like the Maternity Benefits Act cannot be denied on the basis of technicalities.

The court was dismissing an appeal by the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation against a single judge order directing the organisation to pay maternity benefits to a temporary employee.