The government has made the Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry the nodal agency for the Nirbhaya Fund in place of Home Ministry, which could utilise only one per cent of the pool set up after the brutal gang-rape of December 16, 2012.
Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, on Friday expressed shock and disgust over the gangrape of a 71-year-old nun in West Bengal and pressed for instant justice against such heinous crimes which bring shame to the country.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's convoy was on Monday blocked here by angry protestors for nearly an hour demanding immediate arrest of culprits in the gangrape of the nun of a convent school in Nadia district.
Members in Rajya Sabha on Monday sought stern action to check growing attacks on minorities citing instances of rape of a 70-year-old nun in Bengal and demolition of a church in Haryana, with the government saying communal amity must be maintained at all costs.
With the police yet to make a breakthrough in the horrendous gang-rape of a septuagenarian nun at a convent in Nadia district, the Left Front on Sunday wondered if the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government was trying to hush up the mater.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the media worldwide should reflect on issues surrounding the BBC gangrape documentary like whether a media organisation should allow its platform to be used by a rapist to justify his innocence.