QWrap: Supreme Court on SC/ST Act; ED Notice to Pakistani Singer

From Supreme Court’s decision on SC/ST Act to Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary, catch the top stories here. 

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1. SC Refuses to Stay SC/ST Act Amendments, to Hear Appeals in Feb

The Supreme Court has once again refused to stay the amendments made to the SC/ST Act. The court, however, said that the issue requires hearing in detail and it would hear all matters, including the Centre's review petition, on 19 February.

The apex court had earlier refused to stay the SC/ST Amendment Act, which restored the provision that no anticipatory bail can be granted to the accused.

Read full story here.


2. ‘She Was Starved for 8 Days,’ Mothers of Kathua Rape Victim Grieve

The eight-year-old Kathua rape-murder victim’s mothers are back from Srinagar to their homes in Jammu’s Kathua and Samba districts, but nothing feels the same anymore to them.

A year after the incident, The Quint's Aishwarya Iyer went back to the village to hear their side of the story.

Watch the video here.

3. Eyewitness Account: The Man Who Saw The Mahatma Die

71 years ago, on this day, Mahatma Gandhi was killed. KD Madan, then a 25-year-old who worked as an engineer at the All India Radio, witnessed the killing. He recounts the day.

To know more about The Quint’s coverage on Mahatma Gandhi’s 71st death anniversary, click here.

4. ED Issues Notice to Pakistani Singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Under FEMA

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued a show cause notice to Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan on charges of smuggling foreign currency worth Rs 2 crore out of India.

In 2011, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence had intercepted the singer and his manager, Marrouf Ali Khan, at the Indira Gandhi International Airport for allegedly carrying an undeclared amount of $1.24 lakh in foreign currency.

Read full report here.

5. Racism Killed Nido Tania, Don’t Let Others Die

On 29 January 2014, Nido Tania succumbed to injuries after he was abused and attacked in New Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar market. Five years later, 22-year-old Nigerian Stephanie Nkiruka Nwakanobi underlines how racism is far from over in India.

Watch the full video here

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