Keyword : Rape

Hunter of rapists attacked in Hyderabad

Hours after she launched #ShameTheRapistsCampaign, activist Sunitha Krishnan was allegedly attacked by goons in Hyderabad on Friday morning. Her vehicle was attacked by unidentified men whi

SC asks CBI to probe gangrape videos shared on social media

The supreme court on Friday has ordered the CBI to investigate the gang-rape videos that went viral on social media including the WhatsApp. The apex court has described the videos as scary and shoc

Call records help cops catch Bengal nun rape case suspect in Mumbai

After some intelligent tracking and investigation based on mobile phone call records, the West Bengal police on Thursday made the first breakthrough in the Ranaghat nun gang rape case by arresting

The case of marital rapes: Number Story

While the word ‘rape’ is enough to fill one with rage, the term ‘marital rape’ is even more torturous and agonising as there is hardly any option to say no. Reason being the

Rape crime is not negotiable, say lawyers on bail for TN rapist

Lawyers and women`s rights activists have termed the order as unacceptable and shocking. These are public reactions against the controversial order of justice P Devadass of the Madras high court in

Nirbhaya Act to the rescue

A CID inspector of Telangana has been booked under Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 2013, popularly known as Nirbhaya Act, for sending objectionable contents including messages and pictures to a woman

Kerala rape case probe bungled: Maneka Gandhi

The investigation into the horrific rape and murder of a young woman in Kerala has been “bungled”, said women and child development (WCD) minister Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday as she unveil

How dare you trivialise rape?

It is outrageous that rape and rape survivors are being taken so lightly. It is as if rape has been turned into some kind of a flippant drawing room conversation and we have stooped so low as to de

Child marriage widespread in India

The supreme court on Wednesday ruled that sexual intercourse with wife below 18 years of age will be considered rape. The bitter truth is that child marriage is still taking place with chill

Five years after Nirbhaya: A lot needs to be done

Have things changed five years after the Nirbhaya incident? I see Delhi as the capital of protest, not just capital of rape as it is often painted. In terms of legislation,

Five years after Nirbhaya, have things changed?

Far away in the other world, she must be weeping seeing the flames of fire she lit for justice slowly fading. On December 16, 2012, the 23-year-old Delhi woman, better known as Nirbhaya now, wa

Her many wounds

In the past two months, two girls have faced unspeakable violence. In January, a Dalit schoolgirl in Haryana was gang-raped and murdered. In Jharkand in February, a 15-year-old girl was raped and b

Kathua horror: Can we deliver justice to Kathua girl?

The 15-page chargesheet by J&K Police’s crime branch is a chilling revelation of what all is wrong in our society. The eight-year-old girl who was kidnapped, drugged, brutally gang-raped

“There`s no hope for that country where there is no estimation of women…”

An eight-year-old infant in Kathua of Jammu and Kashmir was kidnapped, drugged and gang-raped for eight days and then murdered. After a young woman accused the local MLA of rape, her father is thra

If you’re a woman living in India, be scared, very scared...

India has been ranked as the world’s most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence and being forced into slave labour, according to a Thomson Reuters Foundation sur

Why anti-trafficking bill is good

 A recent article in the TOI reports LGBT and women’s groups seeking a review of the anti-trafficking bill that the cabinet has approved. The critiques quoted in the article claim that t

A bill of contention

In July, the Lok Sabha passed the Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018. This umbrella legislation aims to combat all forms of trafficking, whatever the pu

The police whistle and the song of caged birds

After almost a decade of deliberations, the Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018, was passed by the Lok Sabha in July. It is a bill that has sparked debat

A Dignity March to end sexual violence

Around 5,000 survivors of sexual violence along with their family members from across the country have embarked on a 10,000 kms Dignity March from Mumbai. The 65-day-long march will cover 200 distr

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