QWrap: Zuckerberg’s ‘Robotic’ Testimony; Farooq Dar Opens Up

Zuckerberg’s hearing to Unnao rape survivor’s plea for justice, The Quint brings you the top 5 headlines of the day.

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1. Zuckerberg Grilled by US Senators, Twitterati Calls Him Robotic

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg appeared for his joint hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees. The hearing lasted for almost five hours. While the Facebook CEO answered multiple questions over user data breach, twitterati poked fun at him for presenting himself in a ‘robotic’ manner.

Zuckerberg’s organisation faces charges of failing to prevent Cambridge Analytica from gathering personal information of Facebook users to try to influence elections. Zuckerberg said one of his greatest regrets was that Facebook has been slow in identifying the Russian information operations in 2016.

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2. Unnao Rape Survivor Demands Justice From Yogi, Accused's Wife Cries Conspiracy

The 18-year-old rape survivor who was allegedly raped by Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and his brothers, demanded justice from Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday, 11 April.

Two days after her father was allegedly killed in custody, the Allahabad High Court on Wednesday ordered that the body of the Unnao gangrape victim's father should not be cremated. The court has taken suo-motu cognizance of the matter, and will hear the case on Thursday.

The accused MLA's wife has said that this is a conspiracy against her family and that the entire family will give up their lives if her husband is found guilty.

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3. Indrani Discharged from Hospital After Treatment for Drug Overdose

Indrani Mukerjea, a former media executive arrested in connection with her daughter Sheena Bora’s murder, has been discharged from the JJ Hospital in Byculla, Mumbai on Wednesday, 11 April, where she was undergoing treatment for an alleged case of drug overdose.

The doctors had stated on Tuesday, 10 April, that Mukerjea had overdosed on an anti-depressant not prescribed to her.

She had been admitted in a “semi-conscious” state to JJ Hospital on 6 April. The report added that while her condition seemed to be mostly stable on Sunday, she had developed pneumonia fever.

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4. ‘Human Shield’ Farooq Dar On Battling Scars, A Year Later

On 9 April 2017, 27-year-old Farooq Ahmad Dar was tied to the bonnet of an army jeep as a “human shield”, and paraded through 17 villages in Kashmir’s Badgam district. One year later, the six-hour parade still haunts Dar, who still believes that the system “wronged him”.

In an exclusive interview to The Quint, the then shawl-weaver Dar opens up about battling depression, how he believes voting was a “mistake”, his problems with representation of the incident – including the recently released Baaghi 2 and the printing of T-shirts by a BJP leader.

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5. CWG 2018, Day 7: Ankur Mittal Wins Bronze in Double Trap

Two days after winning bronze in the men’s 10m air pistol event, Om Mitharval won silver in men's 50m air pistol event. Jitu Rai, who had won the gold in the 10m air pistol event, failed to improve his medal tally.

Later in the day, Shreyasi Singh won gold medal in the women's double trap event, to make it 12th gold for India in Gold Coast. Ankur Mittal won the bronze in the men's double trap event.

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