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Law on sexual assault: Cabinet nod to Justice Verma panel amendments, death penalty

Feb 01, 2013

Law on sexual assault: Cabinet nod to Justice Verma panel amendments, death penalty

An ordinance will be brought to amend the criminal law with focus on crime against women, providing punishment up to the entire life of a convict in case of rape whose terminology has been expanded to 'sexual assault'. #NewsTracker #Rape laws in India #Justice Verma Committee Report
Be very afraid of govt's naming-shaming rapists database

Dec 28, 2012

Be very afraid of govt's naming-shaming rapists database

The government wants to set up a name-and-shame directory of convicted rapists. But is a public database with names, addresses and photographs what India needs? Is it an invitation to a lynch mob? #OnOurMind #Rape laws in India #Delhi rape case #name and shame database #Megan's Law
Indian courts to husband: Domestic violence is a no-no; marital rape is A-ok!

Dec 04, 2012

Indian courts to husband: Domestic violence is a no-no; marital rape is A-ok!

In enlightened India, women are protected from domestic violence, and rape may soon be a gender-neutral crime. But as a Delhi court recently affirmed, a man still has the right to rape his wife. #ThatsJustWrong #Domestic violence #marital rape #Rape laws in India
Rape law: Are women activists barking up the wrong tree?

Jul 21, 2012

Rape law: Are women activists barking up the wrong tree?

It is not higher penalties but the certainty of punishment that deters crime. This calls for changes in the evidence act to make catching criminals easier #HowThisWorks #Police #Sexual Assaults #Rape laws in India

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Rape law: Are women activists barking up the wrong tree?

Aug 15, 2014

Indian PM urges an end to violence against women

(AP) -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Friday that India had been shamed by a spate of rapes and attacks against women, and called on parents in this deeply misogynistic country to treat their sons and daughters equally in his first speech marking... #India #Bharatiya Janata Party #Narendra Modi
Rape law: Are women activists barking up the wrong tree?

Aug 15, 2014

Indian PM urges an end to violence against women

(AP) -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Friday that India had been shamed by rapes and attacks against women, and called on parents in this deeply misogynistic country to treat their sons and daughters equally in his first speech marking the countr... #India #Bharatiya Janata Party #Narendra Modi
Rape law: Are women activists barking up the wrong tree?

Aug 18, 2014

India prepares to carry out first ever hanging of women convicts

India is confronting the prospect of hanging two sisters convicted of abducting and murdering young children – the first time it would have used the death sentence against women. Renuka Shinde, 41, and 36-year-old Seema Gavit were convicted in 2001 o... #India #New Delhi #Pranab Mukherjee #Ajmal Kasab
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