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NCW Demands Arrest Over Derogatory Remarks On Kirti Chakra Awardee's Wife

The National Commission for Women (NCW) has strongly condemned derogatory comment made by Ahmad K. from Delhi about Smriti Singh, the wife of martyr Captain Anshuman Singh.

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Smriti Singh, the wife of martyr Captain Anshuman Singh, accepted the Kirti Chakra on July 6. When her heartfelt video recounting her husband's ultimate sacrifice and their profound love story surfaced online, it moved the nation deeply, filling hearts with love and pride for her bravery and resilience. Yet, amidst this wave of admiration, a few individuals tarnished the moment with their shameful and derogatory comments under Singh's videos.

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NCW Demands Arrest Over Derogatory Remarks On Kirti Chakra Awardee's Widow

The National Commission for Women (NCW) has strongly condemned one such derogatory comment made by Ahmad K. from Delhi about Singh. The NCW has called for immediate and appropriate action from the Delhi Police. They urged the police to arrest Ahmad K. and provide a detailed report within three days.

The NCW pointed out that Ahmad K.'s actions violate Section 79 of the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, 2023, and Section 67 of the Information Technology Act, 2000. NCW Chairperson Rekha Sharma has demanded swift police intervention. She has directed the Delhi Police Commissioner to arrest Ahmad K. promptly and submit a comprehensive report within three days.

The NCW emphasised its role under Section 10 of the National Commission for Women Act, 1990. This act empowers the Commission to monitor issues related to the deprivation of women's rights, the non-implementation of laws protecting women, and to address matters of equality and development with appropriate authorities.

In their letter to the Delhi Police, the NCW explained the situation: "The National Commission for Women has come across a screenshot where Ahmad K., a resident of Delhi, made an extremely lewd and derogatory comment on a picture of the widow of Kirti Chakra Captain Anshuman Singh."

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The NCW outlined the legal provisions applicable in this case. According to Section 79 of the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, 2023, any word, gesture, or act intended to insult a woman's modesty can lead to simple imprisonment for up to three years and a fine. 

However, Ahmad K is not the only individual making such derogatory comments. There are a few more Indians whose actions have brought shame to the nation. A similar sentiment was recently shared on Reddit.

I don't even know, what to say atp!

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I'm sorry for deleting my previous post. Someone told me I should add a watermark so the screenshot doesn't get misused by larpers

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Moreover, Section 67 of the Information Technology Act, 2000, addresses the punishment for publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form. It states that anyone who publishes or transmits obscene material electronically can be punished with imprisonment for up to three years and a fine of up to five lakh rupees for the first offence. For subsequent offences, the punishment can extend to five years of imprisonment and a fine of up to ten lakh rupees.

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