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Rape remark: Why fans rallied around Salman Khan and why media is equally culpable

Jun 22, 2016

Rape remark: Why fans rallied around Salman Khan and why media is equally culpable

If rape — which signifies male control over the sexual and reproductive uses of women's bodies as a central defining element of patriarchy — can be turned into a jocular remark by hero number one and if millions of his fans swear that it isn't anything but 'normal' then it points to a deep rot in our system that we must address. Merely blaming and shaming his fans as 'idiotic' or 'demented' misses the point by a mile. #Salman Khan #Media #Violence against women #Rape #Eid #sexism #Patriarchy #misogyny #Sultan
Man head-butts 'lazy' wife, breaks her nose in Romania

Jun 14, 2016

Man head-butts 'lazy' wife, breaks her nose in Romania

A Romanian head-butted his pregnant wife, breaking her nose, allegedly because he found her resting with her feet up instead of putting the shopping away, police said on Monday. #NewsTracker #Violence against women #Crimes against women #Romania #headbutting
Dutch woman reports rape; court in Qatar responds by convicting and fining

Jun 13, 2016

Dutch woman reports rape; court in Qatar responds by convicting and fining

A Doha court Monday convicted a Dutch woman of adultery and handed her a one-year suspended sentence after she reported being raped while on holiday in Qatar. #NewsTracker #Violence against women #Adultery #Dutch woman rape #Qatar rape case #freelaura
Qatar frees Dutch woman who was detained after she reported being raped

Jun 13, 2016

Qatar frees Dutch woman who was detained after she reported being raped

A Dutch woman held in Qatar for nearly three months after telling police she had been raped there was released on Monday after receiving a one-year suspended prison sentence, a Dutch diplomat said. #NewsTracker #United Arab Emirates #Violence against women #Qatar #Qatar Dutch woman rape #Dutch Embassy
Danish tourist gangrape case: Delhi police to seek full life term for five convicts

Jun 08, 2016

Danish tourist gangrape case: Delhi police to seek full life term for five convicts

Delhi police is likely to seek full life term for five convicts for gangraping a 52-year-old Danish woman at knife point near the New Delhi railway station two years ago in a city court on Thursday. #NewsTracker #Violence against women #Delhi Police #Dinesh Sharma #gangrape #Danish gangrape case
Marital rape law will make no difference as women unlikely to complain: Maneka Gandhi

Jun 07, 2016

Marital rape law will make no difference as women unlikely to complain: Maneka Gandhi

Months after her statement that the "concept of marital rape cannot be applied in the Indian context" created controversy, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday said even if there was a law against it, women are unlikely to complain about this kind of abuse. #NewsTracker #Violence against women #Maneka Gandhi #marital rape #Marital rape in India
17-year-old girl gangraped by five, including two minors in Chhattisgarh

May 31, 2016

17-year-old girl gangraped by five, including two minors in Chhattisgarh

A 17-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped by five people, including two minors, at a village in Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh #NewsTracker #Chhattisgarh #Violence against women #Chhattisgarh police #Chhattisgarh girl gangrape #Chhattisgarh gangrape
Delhi: 13-year-old battling for life at AIIMS after being brutally raped

May 25, 2016

Delhi: 13-year-old battling for life at AIIMS after being brutally raped

A 13-year-old girl was allegedly brutally raped and dumped near a railway track in Delhi. Admitted at AIIMS, her condition is said to be critical #NewsTracker #Violence against women #Delhi Commission for Women #Delhi rape #Delhi girl rape #Pul Prahladpur
Danish woman gangrape case: Delhi court to pass verdict on 6 June

May 25, 2016

Danish woman gangrape case: Delhi court to pass verdict on 6 June

A Delhi court has reserved its judgement in the case of the 52-year-old Danish woman, who was allegedly gangraped two-years back, for June 6 #NewsTracker #Violence against women #women's safety #Delhi Police #Rape #Delhi gangrape #Danish woman #Danish tourist