The girl behind the Facebook post on Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray finally spoke up for herself on Friday, saying that she did not regret what she wrote but added that what followed afterwards should not have happened. She was joined by her father who said that the family received immense support from the media and were thankful to it. "We say we are free, but in many ways, we are still not," he added in a matter-of-fact manner.
The girl and her friend were arrested by the Mumbai police after a complaint was filed against them by an alleged Shiv Sena member over the Facebook post in which the girl had denounced the Mumbai shutdown over Bal Thackeray's death. Her friend had merely 'liked' the status.
The girls were arrested on charges of hurting religious sentiments. A mob of goons later vandalised the hospital owned by the uncle of the author of the Facebook post. Much criticism followed, by the people, the media and politicians alike. The girls were released, and nine men arrested for the attack on the clinic.
The Maharashtra government is now likely to take action against the police officers who were responsible for the arrests of the girls after an inquiry led by Inspector General of the Konkan Police on Friday concluded that the police action was unjustified. The report recommended action against the police officers involved.
Zaibunnisa Kazi, an accused in the 1993 Bombay blast case, on Monday surrendered in a Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (TADA) court in Mumbai.
In latest development in the IPL spot-fixing case, Delhi Police have detained Ranji Trophy player Baburao Yadav from Delhi as investigation moved forward frantically on the last day of the custody of three Rajasthan Royals' players.
India and China on Monday signed eight agreements during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit to India.
Dentist Rajesh Talwar claimed in the court that he was asleep on the fateful night when his daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj were murdered and internet activity recorded from his room might not be correct.
Police claim to have arrested a first class cricketer, Manish, and are on the look out for a former Railways player, Baburao Yadav.
The two Congress Cabinet ministers, accused in Jagan Reddy disproportionate assets case, submitted their resignations to Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Sunday night.
After two years of rule, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee appears to have squandered the overwhelming mandate voters gave her, but as West Bengal gears up for panchayat polls, it seems that the TMC has the advantage as the Left is yet to regroup.