Kolkata Police level sexual harassment charge against Mohammed Shami

first_imgKolkata Police level sexual harassment charge against Mohammed ShamiKolkata Police has filed a chargesheet against Mohammed Shami at the Alipore police court, where he has been charged under sections 498A (dowry harassment) and 354A (sexual harassment).advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 14, 2019UPDATED: March 14, 2019 18:45 IST Mohammed Shami has been charged under non-bailable sections by Kolkata Police. (Mohammed Shami Instagram Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMohammed Shami has been charged by Kolkata Police for dowry and sexual harassmentShami had been accused of domestic violence and sexual abuse by his wife Hasin Jahan last yearShami last represented India in the just-concluded ODI series vs AustraliaIndia’s fast bowler Mohammed Shami has been charged with non-bailable offences by Kolkata Police as they submitted a chargesheet against the India player before the Alipore police court. In the chargesheet, Shami has been charged under sections 498A (dowry harassment) and 354A (sexual harassment).Shami has had a long-standing case with his wife Hasin Jahan after the latter first came out with screenshots of his alleged affair on social media.Shami last played for India in the just-concluded ODI series against Australia, where he picked five wickets in four matches.A chargesheet has been filed against cricketer Mohammed Shami. He has been charged under IPC 498A (dowry harassment) and 354A (sexual harrasment).(file pic) pic.twitter.com/6o6sBbtqY8ANI (@ANI) March 14, 2019Shami and Hasin Jahan’s bitter spat came to light on March 7 last year when she exposed his alleged extra-marital affair. Shami then went on to accuse that that was all a conspiracy to ruin his career.Hasin Jahan had even levelled match fixing accusations against Shami following which he was omitted from the central contracts list by the BCCI pending investigations.BCCI therefore completed their internal investigation on match fixing accusations and gave him a clean chit and reinstated his central contract. According to the latest central contracts list, Shami has been given a Grade A contract (Rs 5 lakh).Hasin Jahan then levelled further accusations against Shami and his family accusing the cricketer of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Shami, however, maintained that Jahan’s accusations were baseless.Jahan lodged a police case at the Kolkata police headquarters in Lal Bazaar on March 8, 2018, accusing him of torture, physical abuse and mental harassment.advertisementAmidst the battle on the personal front, Shami’s performances on the cricketing field had suffered too.He was even left out of the Afghanistan Test for being unfit. However, Shami has come back to form since the past few months and has made his way back into the Test and ODI setup.Also Read | Mohammed Shami vs Hasin Jahan: A timeline of bitter spats, alleged threats and high dramaAlso Read | Mohammed Shami invites India teammates home ahead of 5th ODI vs AustraliaFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Mohammed ShamiFollow Hasin JahanFollow Kolkata policelast_img read more

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Children paying the heaviest price as conflict in Yemen enters third year

A boy stands atop a large piece of exploded artillery shell, which landed near his home in the village of Al Mahjar, a suburb of Sana’a. Photo: UNICEF/Hamoud A boy sits amid rubble, all that remains of his home – which was destroyed in an air strike – in Okash Village, near Sana’a, the capital of Yemen. Photo: UNICEF/Hamoud Children hold shrapnel from exploded artillery shells while standing on a street damaged by blasts in Sana’a. Photo: UNICEF/Hamoud VIDEO: In Yemeni conflict the Humanitarian situation remains dire; children bearing the brunt ‹ ›Number of children injured, recruited in conflict nearly doubled in one year – UNICEFAs with most crises, it is the children who are bearing the brunt of the suffering. Families are having to resort to “extreme measures” to support their children as coping measures have been severely eroded, turning Yemen – the poorest country in the region – into one of the largest food security and malnutrition emergencies in the world, noted United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in a new report, Falling through the Cracks today. According to UN verified data, in the past year alone, the number of children killed increased from 900 to more than 1,500; those injured nearly doubled from 1,300 to 2,450; children recruited in fighting neared 1,580 (compared to 850 last year); and 212 schools were attacked (up from 50 last year). Also, Yemen’s health system is on the verge of collapse, leaving close to 15 million men, women and children with no access to health care. This is all the more concerning given an outbreak of cholera and acute watery diarrhoea in October 2016 that continues to spread, with over 22,500 suspected cases and 106 deaths. “The war in Yemen continues to claim children’s lives and their future,” said Meritxell Relaño, UNICEF Representative in the war-torn country. “We need to act now to pull families back from the brink. The risks for generations to come are extremely high.” VideoAudio In a statement, Stephen O’Brien, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs underscored that in addition to wrecking the country’s economy, killing thousands and displacing millions, the fighting has brought Yemen to the brink of a famine.“During my third visit to Yemen only weeks ago, I saw the terrible and terrifying evidence of looming famine,” said Mr. O’Brien. “In the hospital ward, the complete stillness of the tiny malnourished child whose eyes focus on nothing. The grim realization that these patients were the fortunate ones who could access a hospital and might survive.” Underscoring that UN and its partners are already providing life-saving assistance in all of Yemen’s 22 governorates, reaching almost 6 million people every month, Mr. O’Brien urged parties to the conflict to expedite immediate, timely, and unimpeded humanitarian access as well as facilitate commercial activities – critical to reversing prevailing massive food insecurity and ensuring that people’s basic needs can be met. Nearly 19 million Yemenis – over two-thirds of the population – need humanitarian assistance and, according to UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), seven million are facing starvation. “Most of all, the Yemeni people need the parties to commit to political dialogue, or this man-made crisis will never end,” noted Mr. O’Brien. “In the meantime, together we can – we must – avert this famine, this human catastrophe.” AUDIO: Sherin Varkey, UNICEF Acting Representative in Yemen tells UN News that $236 million is needed to deliver life-saving aid in the war-torn country read more

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