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TN police has failed to protect common people, says DMK chief M Karunanidhi

Jun 29, 2016

TN police has failed to protect common people, says DMK chief M Karunanidhi

Days after a woman techie was murdered at Chennai railway station and another committed suicide after her morphed picture was uploaded on Facebook, DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Wednesday launched a scathing attack on Tamil Nadu police, alleging it has failed to protect the common man. #M. Karunanidhi #NewsTracker #Violence against women #Tamil Nadu police #Chennai techie murder #Morphed images on facebook #Swathi murder
Chennai techie murder: CM Jayalalithaa holds meeting to review law and order in TN

Jun 28, 2016

Chennai techie murder: CM Jayalalithaa holds meeting to review law and order in TN

Four days after Swathi was murdered, the Tamil Nadu government has finally decided to look into the matter. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa held an emergency meeting with the DGP to review the law and order situation in the state. #Infosys #Tamil Nadu #NewsTracker #Jayalalithaa #Chennai #Violence against women #Chennai police #Chennai techie murder #S Swathi
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