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NCW Sends Notices To Amit Malviya, Digvijay Singh And Swara Bhaskar

The NCW, in separate notices to Bhasker, Malviya and Singh, said it has come across several Twitter posts wherein the picture of the victim of the alleged gang rape incident was used.

BJP IT cell chief Amit Malviya, Congress leader Digvijay Singh and actress Swara Bhasker were sent notices and sought explanation by National Commission for Women (NCW) over allegedly revealing the identity of Hathras victim on Twitter.

The women’s body has also directed them to immediately remove these posts and refrain from sharing such posts in future.

“@NCWIndia has served notices to @amitmalviya @digvijaya_28 and @ReallySwara seeking explanation on their #Twitter posts revealing the identity of the #Hathras victim along with a direction to remove these posts immediately & to refrain from sharing such posts in future,” the NCW posted on Twitter on Tuesday.

The NCW, in separate notices to Bhasker, Malviya and Singh, said it has come across several Twitter posts wherein the picture of the victim of the alleged gang rape incident was used.

“In view of the above, you are hereby required to provide a satisfactory explanation to the Commission on receipt of this notice and shall remove and refrain from transmission of such pictures/ videos on the social media as they are widely circulated by your follower which is prohibited by the existing law,” the commission said in its notice.

Earlier, a 20-year-old Dalit girl from UP’s Hathras village had been allegedly raped an murder. The succumbed to the injuries last week. The UP Police and administration faced heavy flak for alleged negligence in the handling of the case. To add more fuel to the fire, the police cremated the victim’s body in the dead of night, without the consent of victim’s family as alleged by them.

Many opposition leaders have already met the victim’s family in Hathras. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi had earlier gone to the village and met the family of the victim.

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