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Vishnu Tiwari – Man Falsely Accused Of Rape Set Free After 20 Years

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After 20 years of imprisonment, a court has acquitted a man for a crime he never committed. Accused of rape and sexual assault, Vishnu Tiwari was sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment following a conviction under Sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 (SC/ST Act)

Vishu Tiwari Spends 20 Years In Jail

Vishnu Tiwari spent 20 years in prison before he was finally pronounced innocent by the Allahabad High Court in January this year. Hailing from a village located in the Lalitpur District of Uttar Pradesh, Tiwari was accused of rape and sexual assault by a woman from his village in September 2000.

At the time, Tiwari was only 23-years old and was arrested based on a First Information Report (FIR) filed by the woman’s husband and her father-in-law. He was subsequently charged for rape and atrocities under Sections of the IPC and the SC/ST Act. Tiwari secured bail but was arrested again in 2001.

In 2003, following two years spent under trial, a Lalitpur court sentenced him to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment. Following his conviction under the SC/ST Act, Tiwari was sentenced to 20 years of life imprisonment. All sentences were to run concurrently, as per the directions of the trial court. After spending three years at the Lalitpur Jail, Tiwari was shifted to the Agra Central Jail, where he served his sentence until his release. In 2005, Tiwari challenged his conviction by a trial court, but his petition was considered defective, claiming that all the required documents were not in place.

For 16 years, the situation remained the same as Tiwari did not have the financial means to hire a better lawyer to appeal in the higher court after his conviction by the Lalitpur court, as per reports. Tiwari says that he had to sell his ancestral land to pay the lawyers. He claimed that he lost the will to fight the battle further. The family’s economic situation worsened over the years. He lost both of his parents and two brothers during his time in prison. He could not attend any of their funerals and only has a younger brother back at his village home.

Now 43, Tiwari has no expectations from life. He says that he has no education, no skill set and hardly any family around. Tiwari adds that he cannot even marry and that his only surviving brother is a monk. He says that he is devastated from the inside, and so is his family. The jail administration gave Tiwari Rs. 600/- before as he was leaving.

Speaking to reporters, his nephew, Satyendra, said that his uncle’s false conviction ruined the family, socially and financially. He attributed the deaths within his immediate family to shock and social stigma arising out of the conviction. He added that his uncle’s entire life had been shattered as he spent his best years of life behind bars.

Events That Followed After Conviction

Tiwari’s conviction and the events that followed highlight the miserable state of judicial affairs in Uttar Pradesh. While acquitting him, the Divisional Bench of the High Court observed that the state should have considered reducing his sentence as he remained in prison for an extended period pending appeal. The Court referred to Sections of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), raising a solid objection towards the state and the centre for not exercising its “duty to commute the sentences as mentioned…even after 14 years of incarceration.” The Court also noted that medical evidence showed no semblance of forcible intercourse and, citing the evidence, stated that the doctor did not find any sperm and categorically opined against any sign of forcible sexual intercourse. It observed that “We find one more fact that despite allegation that rape is committed as alleged by the prosecutrix, there are no injuries on the private part of the lady, who is a fully grown-up lady and who was pregnant and is said to have been thrashed”.

It further maintained that factual data pointed out several contradictions in all three witnesses’ cross-examinations and were, hence, convinced that the accused had been wrongly convicted, subsequently reversing the order and judgment impugned and acquitting the accused. On his part, Tiwari held that the case was the result of a land dispute. He says that he had never spoken to the woman, and they sought to get money through the Harijan Act.

What Media Reports Showed

False reporting of rape has long been used as a weapon to avenge past disputes or rivalries or simply as a measure to hide one’s conspiracy, be it related to caste, class, religion, or personal vendetta in relationships. Recent cases, including the false accusation of rape against a Health Inspector in Kerala by a “victim” and a made-up gang-rape story by a 14-year old girl from the Kawardha district Chhattisgarh, underline this issue.
Studies have concluded that false accusations and implications cast aspersions on the accused and are detrimental to their social status. A 2014 report by the Delhi Commission of Women found that 53.2% of rape cases filed between April 2013-July 2014 were false – all the cases dismissed as ‘False’ did not make it to trial.

The media, too, has been complicit in peppering narratives surrounding rape cases. It plays a significant role in shaping perceptions about the victim and the accused. The vocabulary used and the information published carve an opinion about the events that precede the incident and its background.

Despite several laws to protect victims of rape and other forms of gender-based violence, the onus of deterring perpetrators from committing gender-based atrocities, providing justice to the victims and encouraging legal recourse for the falsely accused should fall not only on the courts of the land but also the state, the media and the people as a whole.

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Ram Mandir Opening For “Darshan” In 2023

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The Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is expected to allow visitors by December 2023, with the completion of construction only in 2025.

Sources in the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra have revealed that the colossal project of building the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, will be opening for devotees towards the end of 2023. In contrast, the project’s entire construction completion is expected towards the end of 2025. The sanctum sanctorum (Garbha Griha), along with the mandir’s first floor, will be ready by December 2023. Devotees will be allowed to visit the long-awaited mandir soon after the construction is completed.

An ANI report said, “The grand Ram Mandir being constructed in Ayodhya will be opened for devotees from December 2023. Sources told ANI that Garbhagriha, all five mandaps and the first floor will be ready by December 2023 and the mandir will be opened for devotees”.

The sanctum sanctorum will be as high as 161 feet and built using Rajasthani marble and stones. Engineers and architects are taking all measures to ensure the longevity of this enormous project. The second stage of construction is expected to begin in December this year. Currently, the structure is at a standstill as a result of monsoons. Another reason for the delay is the coronavirus pandemic that depleted the force with which the mandir’s construction was expected to go on.

The announcement of the mandir being opened to visitors in 2023 has brought up questions about the political agenda. It is believed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) aims to use the mandir to catapult themselves into a position of advantage during the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Opening the mandir to devotees in December 2023 will give the BJP an easy 6-month gap to the general elections in 2024.

The opening of the long-awaited Ram Mandir in Ayodhya could be the factor that diverts the public, at least the Hindu’s in favour of BJP. Thus, securing them a vote bank based on religious sentiments upheld by the party in their previous tenure as the ruling party.

The Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir will be 360 feet long, 235 feet wide, and 20 feet high mandir will be completely ready by the end of 2025. The project will include amenities and structures like museums, archives, research centre, Sant Niwas, gau and Yagya shala, Etc. The main attraction is the Ram Mandir.

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How SEBI’s New Margin Rule Is Affecting Retail Traders?

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Securities and Exchange Board of India has introduced new margin rules for traders. Traders and Brokers are not happy with the new regulations because they will have to invest a large amount of cash in fulfilling margin requirements for trade.

SEBI had introduced the new margin rule in the year 2020 for intraday traders. It is being implemented in a phased manner. Traders were supposed to maintain 25 per cent of the peak margin in the first phase; the margin was raised by 50 per cent in the second phase. In the third phase, as per the new margin rule, intraday traders will have to pay a 100 per cent upfront margin. According to new norms, the margin requirements will be calculated four times during every trading session because the money margin must be greater than the need.

As per the new rule, brokers must collect margin from investors for any purchase or sale, and if they fail to do so, they will have to pay the penalty. Thus, brokers will not receive power of attorney. Brokers cannot use power of attorney for pledging anymore.

Those investors who want to make use of margin will have to create margin pledges separately. As per the new rule, investors will have to pay at least a 30 per cent margin upfront to avail a margin loan. Shares brought today cannot be sold tomorrow. Funds from shares sold today cannot be used for new trades on the same day.

The market experts said that there must be proper adjustments for implementing new rules, or it may create chaos, trouble and disturbance to the market participants. The CEO and founder of Zerodha broking firm, Nithin Kamath tweeted that, “the day when the new rules came into effect was the dreaded day for brokers, exchanges, intraday traders”.

Traders Are Not Happy:

Changes in rules have evoked strong reactions from traders because they will have to invest a large amount of cash in fulfilling margin requirements for trades as per new margin rules. Even the trading in futures and options will become more expensive. Traders are disappointed because they will have to pay up more money to bet in stock markets. As per new margin rules, Traders are also liable for the penalty if the rules are not followed during the trading session. If a trader wants to buy Nifty worth Rs 10 lakh, he will have to pay a 20 per cent margin of around 2 lakh. If the margin of the trader does not meet the need, he will be penalized. Traders will have to pay the minimum amount for opening the Multilateral Trading facility account, and they have to maintain a minor balance at all times.

Why Gas SEBI Introduced A New Margin Rule?

SEBI has introduced new rules to protect retail investors from purchasing difficulty. The intended goal of SEBI behind new margin rules is to bring down the difficult market situation and avoid huge fluctuation in stock markets during extreme stress. The new margin rules are likely to bring transparency to the market; it is expected to strengthen the market’s safety.

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Keanu Reeves Returns with “The Matrix Resurrection”

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The expectation of the unexpected fourth instalment of The Matrix Resurrections in the sci-fi establishment has started with another banner prodding the arrival of its first trailer.

The film Matrix 4 comes out 18-years after The Matrix Revolutions. It is planning to be the last film in a trilogy reporting the transformation of Computer programmer Thomas Anderson into cybercriminal Neo. As he finds the conventional world, he occupies a recreated reality.

Loosening up the expectation, with a special promotional. It highlights red and blue pills sit next to each other underneath the clear message: ‘The Choice is yours.’ Fans of the famous establishment will perceive the pills as a definitive choice given to Neo, played by Keanu Reeves, as he picks between life in the conflict assaulted real world or the ‘beautiful prison’ of a substitute reality. Penetrating static fills in as the scenery, as small strings of Matrix code has seen falling inside the pills before the whole scene liquefies.

Fans can proceed with their adventure on WhatIsTheMatrix.com, an intelligent pick your-own-experience style site. Given a similar decision there, red brings you down a rabbit hole where you’re told: ‘This is the moment for you to show us what’s real.’ Then scenes from the film teaser, showing the slight hindrance between the natural world and the fake world known as The Matrix. One of the Best Scenes is Reeves’ Neo gulping a blue pill while a lot more seasoned, a balder man shows up in his appearance.

The scenes reviewed rely upon which pill selection and each emphasis on the decision made. The Red Pill requests that the watcher go further into the reality behind the Matrix. While the Blue Pill cautions them to avoid it again so as not to agitate the norm and welcome undesirable risk.

Still, the viewer’s decision makes, in any case, every secret seems to end with a brief look at Keanu Reeves as Neo, with different eyes. He either collaborates with characters who could be his partners in the film or plans to fight against its expected scalawags, be they Agents, pernicious projects, or even people.

The person who clicks on the blue pill will hear Harris’s voiceover saying: “You’ve lost your capacity to discern reality from fiction.” Before encouraging the viewer to embrace that their situation is genuine. At the current time, streaks on the screen, and Harris peruses it, saying, “anything else is your mind playing tricks on you.” By contrast, ones’ who click on the red pill hear Abdul-Mateen’s voice revealing to them that while they trust it’s the current time — once more. With Abdul-Mateen perusing the time out loud — “that couldn’t be further from the truth.” Regardless, a progression of quick-cut shots from “Revivals” streaks on the screen during the two situations. As each time a viewer taps on a pill, the recording changes.

‘This could be this is the first day of the rest of your life, but if you want it, you gotta fight for it.’ The portrayal wraps while showing star Keanu Reeves prepared to battle. Then, at that point, finishing on a vile note, they show somebody contacting the PC port at the rear of their head and inquire: ‘We don’t want anyone to get hurt, do we?’

From visionary movie producer Lana Wachowski. The new film reunites unique stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss as Neo and Trinity, the infamous roles they made well known.’ The first Matrix film in 1999 met with much essential acclaim upon its introduction. The element is following up by two other movies, which were both delivered in 2003. Warner Bros. uncovered the title for the fourth Matrix film during its CinemaCon board. The Matrix Resurrections will release on December 22, 2021.

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