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SC verdict on defamation makes it tougher for women to speak up on sexual harassment

May 18, 2016

SC verdict on defamation makes it tougher for women to speak up on sexual harassment

India’s upholding of the criminalisation of defamation can only spell bad news for women trying to break the silence around sexual harassment #Sexual harassment #Criminal law #Crimes against women #IPC #RK pachauri #TERI #The Ladies Finger
Bengal woman lynched for being a 'witch'

May 17, 2016

Bengal woman lynched for being a 'witch'

A 45-year-old woman was lynched in West Bengal's West Medinapore district after villagers accused her of witchcraft, following which seven people were arrested, police said on Tuesday. #NewsTracker #Bengal #Crimes against women #West Medinapur #witch hunting
Maneka Gandhi slams police over Kerala rape and murder

May 17, 2016

Maneka Gandhi slams police over Kerala rape and murder

Minister of Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi, on Tuesday accused police and forensic experts of incompetence over the brutal rape and murder of a young student #NewsTracker #Rape #Murder #Maneka Gandhi #Kerala Police #Crimes against women #Kerala rape and murder #Kerala victims
Courts remands Goa MLA accused of rape to four more days' police custody

May 12, 2016

Courts remands Goa MLA accused of rape to four more days' police custody

A local court on Thursday extended by four days the police custody of Goa MLA Atanasio Monserrate, accused of 'buying' a minor girl and repeatedly raping her. #NewsTracker #Goa #Crimes against women #Atanassio Monserrate #Rosy Ferros
Bengal: Six-year-old girl raped and murdered in Burdwan, one arrested

May 12, 2016

Bengal: Six-year-old girl raped and murdered in Burdwan, one arrested

A six-year-old girl was murdered after being allegedly raped at Jamalpur in Burdwan district on Wednesday, triggering public outrage in the area. #India #NewsTracker #West Bengal #Crime #Rape #Women #Burdwan #Crimes against women #girl #minor
Domestic Violence Act: Among 639 accused, only 13 were convicted in 2014

May 11, 2016

Domestic Violence Act: Among 639 accused, only 13 were convicted in 2014

Only 13 persons were convicted out of the 639 chargesheeted in 2014, under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005 #NewsTracker #Hamid Ansari #National Crime Records Bureau #Crimes against women #Domestic Violence Act #Kiren Rijiju #Protection of Women
Harassment must move beyond 'modesty': ABVP leader's statement reflects the law

May 11, 2016

Harassment must move beyond 'modesty': ABVP leader's statement reflects the law

This could be good time to drive home the point that the legal terminology relating to sexual harassment is not just a problem of semantics. #ConnectTheDots #Kolkata #Sexual harassment #ABVP #Crimes against women #IPC #Jadavpur University #molestation #outraging modesty #Suman Dutta
Once a matriarchal society, Kerala has now relegated its women to background

May 09, 2016

Once a matriarchal society, Kerala has now relegated its women to background

One may call the rape and murder of a Dalit law student in Kerala an isolated incident, but elections are when claims of women empowerment stand exposed #UDF #LDF #Crimes against women #Left #Women empowerment #women candidates #2016 Kerala Assembly Election #CriticalPoint. Kerala Assembly Election 2016
Goa: Expelled Congress MLA booked for allegedly raping minor girl

May 05, 2016

Goa: Expelled Congress MLA booked for allegedly raping minor girl

Goa police on Wednesday registered an FIR against expelled Congress legislator Atanasio Monserrate for allegedly raping a minor girl in March. #India #Congress #NewsTracker #Crime #Rape #Crimes against women #Minor girl #Expelled Goa MLA #Antanasio Monserrate