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UK NRI woman carried dead fetus in womb for two days !
Report dated 14/10/2013 @ 6:25 PM
Niranjana Kumaresan, 33, filed a complaint with the UK National Health Service (NHS) alleging that doctors and staff at Barnet and Chase Farm hospital in north London ignored her plea for help even after she told them the baby's movements stopped and doctors to confirm the baby's heart beats were not detected.
When Niranjana told doctors of her state, they said it was because of a fever she had and they did not examine her but instead advised her to take a paracetamol. Hours later Niranjana and her husband Karthikeyan Kumaresan called for the antenatal team who moved her to a ward and left her untreated for three hours, then told her to go home and return the next day.
The story does not end well, because after Niranjana bled and actually saw the baby's head when she went to the washroom and hospital staff were alerted, a stillborn baby was delivered.
The hospital administration said they are looking into the complaint, and will report their findings to the NHS . Meanwhile Niranjana has lost her respect for the hospital and staff and is terrified of ever stepping into a hospital again.
Punjab police orders speedy disposal of NRI cases
Report dated 13/10/2013 @ 2:29 PM
At a meeting in Chandigar, the IGP of the NRI Police wing, Gurpreet Kaur Deo, issued instructions to all commissioners and SSP's to ensure that pending cases pertaining to NRIs be disposed of in a transparent and timely manner, and the list of all criminal cases related to NRIs along with a status report is henceforth to be sent to the IGP NRI affairs.
Districts where NRI Police stations do not exist will also be monitored and in cases where progress of an investigation is unsatisfactory, such cases will be transferred to the NRI police stations for continuance.
The deputy chief minister S Sukhbir Singh Badal has directed that no laxity will be tolerated at any level.
Mrs Deo stated that there are currently around120 cases related to NRIs, pending investigation in the state.
US consulate in Mumbai helps bust immigration racket
Report dated 10/10/2013 @ 3:15 PM
An immigration racket that involved men posing as husbands and fathers in order to transport women and children to the USA has been busted by the Mumbai Crime Branch, with the help of the US Consulate.
Investigations started some two months ago, when the US Consulate approached the Crime Branch and filed a complaint after tracing an odd travel pattern among a few passengers traveling to the USA. There is a certain community which the US Consulate does not provide visas to, fearing they will settle there and not return. The men spend around Rs.20 lakh for the purpose.
The Consulate noticed that a few families who travelled to the US were returning separately, the man on a separate date and time before the wife and children. Investigators discovered that men from a certain community were commissioning agents to have their wives and kids fly to the USA, which would have otherwise been difficult.
Police have arrested two agents based in Ahmedabad and a middleman, as well as one of the men who posed as a dummy father. The agents have confessed to sending more than 15 kids and women to the US with the help of forged passports. The four men have been arrested for cheating, forgery and under sections of the Passports Act.
Sikhs win 3rd case at UN concerning French turban ban
Report dated 10/10/2013 @ 3:14 PM
The United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) has held that France violated the religious freedom of Shingara Mann Singh, 57, by asking him to remove his turban for a passport photograph in 2005, and also failed to demonstrate that the curb imposed on him was necessary. This is the third turban case won at the UNHRC after France brought in the turban ban in 2008. In 2004 France banned turbans in state schools.
Mejindarpal Kaur, legal director of the United Sikhs, which has taken up all these cases, stated that the case shows that the international community recognises that the wearing of a turban by a Sikh is not only his religious duty, but is a part of his identity. It is now necessary to embark on a campaign to make France realise that it has to fulfill its obligations under international law to ensure that freedom of religion and belief is upheld for everyone in its country.
Mr Shingara Singh, said he has been a French citizen for over 20 years, and he fails to see how the country can be proud of its slogan of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.
Another NRI shot dead in the Philippines
Report dated 10/10/2013 @ 3:12 PM
Amrik Singh, 24, from Lallian Khurd village in Punjab, was shot dead by unknown assailants on motorbikes, in the Philippines.
Amrik's murder follows the recent shooting of another NRI, Jaswinder Singh, 38, who was attacked by unidentified gunmen on a national highway in the Philippines. In another incident NRI Ramandeep Singh Gill, was gunned down by unidentified assailants at a beach resort in the Philippines.
Villagers have demanded that the Centre raise the issue of the fatal attacks against NRIs with the Philippines government.