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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?

Jul 21, 2014

India activists oppose tougher juvenile law

Child rights activists in India have voiced their opposition to a government plan to make changes in the juvenile justice law in the wake of rising sex attacks in the country. The Bharatiya Janata Party-led government has proposed the changes that wi... #India #New Delhi #Bharatiya Janata Party
Rape law: Are women activists barking up the wrong tree?

Jul 17, 2014

Indian girl, 6, allegedly raped by school gym instructors

NEW DELHI—A 6-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two men on the premises of a school in India’s technology hub Bangalore, police said Thursday. The attack took place on July 2, but the child’s parents did not find out she was assaulted until earlie... #India #New Delhi #Bangalore
Rape law: Are women activists barking up the wrong tree?

Jul 17, 2014

Minor's 'rape' sparks protests in south India

Tension has mounted in India's IT hub of southern city of Bangalore after a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two staff members on the premises of a prominent school. According to Reuters news agency, angry parents went to the school on Thursd... #India #New Delhi #Bangalore
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